This course is required for all California firefighters and other responders planning to certify as Animal Rescue Technicians. This course provides the knowledge and skills to prepare to respond to an animal technical rescue in a safe and effective manner while sharing jurisdictional and functional responsibility with an authority having jurisdiction. This course meets and exceeds NFPA 1670 Chapter 9 and Annex J standards and covers the most likely animal species that first responders are called to rescue and manage: cattle (beef and dairy), horses, including working horses, (police mounts, SAR), companion animals and working dogs (SAR, K-9).
FSTEP ATR TECHNICIAN -PREREQUISITE: ATR-Awareness Course is mandatory to receive ATR Technician certification under California State Fire Training Certification System.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Open to Law Enforcement Officers, ACOs, Firefighters & Medics, Equine, Veterinarians, Animal Science & Vet Tech students, SAR Volunteers, Certified Riding Instructors, Equine Facility Managers, any others. ATR-Awareness Class limited to 56 students. ATR-Technician class limited to 28 students.
TUITION: (Includes mandatory instructor/student ratio, student manual, and certification fees.) ATR -AWARENESS $125 ATR -TECHNICIAN $300 Discount of $25 if attending both courses.
INSURANCE: All students must be covered by their agency or employer’s insurance, or be self-insured.
PPE: REQUIRED - field dress or uniform, boots, gloves, helmet. No tank tops.
REGISTRATION: Go to www.ResQFAST.com. Please make sure to register individually if attending both courses. SCHOLARSHIPS: Are available to first 10-15 registered first responders