ASAR Boat Operations - Large Animal Specialist

Animal Rescue Boat Operations Training

ASAR Boat Operations - Large Animal Specialist is an advanced 8-hour training course designed to focus on challenges experienced with moving large animals in both slack water and moving water. **This training is only available to USAR and Task Force teams; or personnel that have completed the ASAR Floodwater/Boat Operations training. This is an advanced course and requires skilled boat operators for participation. This training is provided through both hands-on and classroom instruction.

*This class can be combined with the ASAR Floodwater/Boat Operations to be a 4-day combo class.

*This class can be combined with both the ASAR Floodwater/Boat Operations and ASAR Swiftwater training to be a 5-day combo class.

*This animal rescue boat operations training class can be combined with the FEMA Animal Rescue Specialist training to be a 2-day class.

Course Topics

  • Lecture - Introduction large animal behavior
  • Large animal floodwater applications - discussion
  • Rescue scenarios
  • Boat operations in slack water and moving water
  • Live animal handling – Optional but preferred

Participant Requirements

Have the ability to swim unassisted

Completed prerequisite ASAR Floodwater/Boat Operations course or other approved curriculum

Proficient in boat and motor operations

Class V rescue PFD with quick release strap

Water rescue helmet

Water draining footwear

Rope gloves (optional)

Whistle (optional)

Appropriate dress for weather

Sunscreen, bug spray

Requirements to Host This Training Course

Boats and outboard motors – 1 boat per 3 or 4 people preferred . Boats can be zodiac type of any size, aluminum boats should be at least 14’ in length. Outboard motors should be tiller mount motors (preferred)

Classroom (for the first morning only) with A/V equipment and speakers if possible, otherwise please notify the instructor prior to class

Outdoor working area should have access to restroom facilities if possible

Pop-up tents for shade, if needed, during outside practical (optional, but preferred)

Upcoming Training Events

Complete this animal rescue boat operations training course by registering for one of our upcoming training events listed below:

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