Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Animal Rescue Fire Drill

CAL FIRE will be conducting a large animal rescue drill on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Lake Lopez Campground. The drill will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM. The San Luis Obispo Regional Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Team along with the California Highway Patrol Air Operations (Helicopter-70) will be training on helicopter vertical rescue of an injured horse. Rescuers will be using an “Anderson Sling” that was purchased by the Horse Emergency Evacuation Team (HEET).  HEET representatives and San Luis Obispo County Parks will assist with the live load scenario. This inter-agency training will better prepare first responders in the event of an actual emergency involving large animal rescue.