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We’ve been busy training!

It has been a busy start to 2022 for BARTA and the next few months do not seem to be any less packed! Our team have been working across the UK and in the first 3 months provided training to over 200 responders from the veterinary and emergency service communities. We’ve embedded our Incidents Involving Animals – Initial Level training into the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service online learning platform, therefore becoming the underpinning knowledge for all their operational personnel and forming a thread throughout subsequent training levels for large animal rescue. This year we have 75 newly trained fire and rescue service Large Animal Rescue Responders (AR2), many who will also experience our Livestock and Equine Handling course over the next few months. In March we welcomed 12 new Team Leaders (AR3) to our wider BARTA … Continue reading

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BARTA Community – Spotlight on our People

The BARTA community wouldn’t exist without the many dedicated people who contribute their time, skills and expertise across all species groups to help us fulfil our vision, inspiring excellence in animal response. With that in mind we want to shine a light on those individuals who have helped BARTA on their journey. Dr Chris Tufnell BSc(Hons) BVMS FRCVS What inspired you to get involved with BARTA? In my first few years in equine practice I was unlucky enough to be involved with several emergencies involving horses on the M3 and M4 motorways.  It was clear to me then that coordination between vets and rescuers, particularly the Fire Service, was crucial to maximise the chances of successful and safe outcomes for all involved.   I was lucky enough when based in the New Forest to attend the first ever course for vets run … Continue reading

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Training for Surrey Veterinary Students

BARTA teamed up with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service to help prepare over 100 Surrey University final year veterinary students for the challenges they will face when dealing with animals at emergency incidents. Veterinarians are often called to help emergency services deal with the animal component of many situations they face, which could be fire, flood or other type of rescue. Awareness training like this gives vet students an appreciation of the way emergency responders operate and how the vet fits in to the team. They also learn how the approach to a trapped animal is very different from everyday clinical work. BARTA veterinarians provide guidance on how to adapt veterinary skills to tackle the challenges within an evolving aspect of veterinary medicine. Despite very wet conditions students had the chance to practice internationally recognised techniques used to move large … Continue reading

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