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CSFD Firefighters get Trained on Animal Emergency Care


Colorado Springs, COThe Colorado Springs Fire Department will be working with the Animal Emergency Medical Training Group to train CSFD firefighters as well as other area first responders on animal emergency care. The initial training will include small animal behavior, capture, restraint and transport; primary assessment, shock, field first aid, and oxygen administration; basic CPR, choking and near-drowning. This course is hands on, and firefighters will have the opportunity to practice the above skills on live dogs as well as canine CPR mannequins. More advanced training will be offered focusing on pre-hospital care for animals at a later date. The first training will take place:

When:  Monday, May 7, 2012

Time:   6:00pm to 10pm

Where: Fire Department Headquarters, 375 Printers Parkway, Colorado Springs

*Please note that this event is not open to the public.

For more information on the Animal Emergency Training group, please contact Heather Becker, DVM, Associate Veterinarian for Animal Emergency Care Centers, Inc. at (719) 330-8242.