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EQUINE EVACUATION GUIDELINES. 2003 Cedar, Paradise, Otay Firestorm Lessons Learned. 10,000 acres per hour, 2.7 acres per second, 20 miles per hour (3 football fields per second) 16 lives, 2430 structures, 376,237 acres, $654,000,000 in lost property value
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EQUINE EVACUATION GUIDELINES

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2003 Cedar, Paradise, Otay Firestorm Lessons Learned 10,000 sections of land for every hour, 2.7 sections of land for each second, 20 miles for each hour (3 football fields for every second) 16 lives, 2430 structures, 376,237 sections of land, $654,000,000 in lost property estimation Insufficient clearing arranging and correspondence Preplan peril territories, evac courses, and prepare to protect set up 70% under safeguarded and not being reconstructed

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EQUINE EVACUATION This presentation is proposed to help horse proprietors and inhabitants to help themselves and to help prepared responders spare life, property and creatures. It\'s your obligation to be acquainted with safe clearing techniques and to empty your creatures EARLY.

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL VOLUNTEER EQUINE RESPONSE TEAM (LACDACCERT) The Equine Response Team is a gathering of qualified, prepared, confirmed volunteers whose reason for existing is to expand office assets through the protected departure of domesticated animals from zones endangered by debacle or crisis under the power of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control. The gathering likewise attempts to instruct extensive creature proprietors on the most proficient method to be set up if there should be an occurrence of a crisis.

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL VOLUNTEER EQUINE RESPONSE TEAM (LACDACCERT) Formed in 1996 in Santa Monica Mountains 122 Members based all through LA County: Santa Monica Mountains; South Bay; Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley Operates under the power and bearing of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control Trained and ensured to work inside County Operational Area with County calamity reaction units LACDACCERT Contact : Mary Lukins (818) 991-8065

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County of Los Angeles Fire Department THEY need to sit tight. YOU don\'t. Readiness is the key.

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EQUINE EVACUATION When calamity strikes, it is for the most part all of a sudden. Assembly of the strengths required to react to a catastrophe must happen rapidly. Readiness is KEY!!

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EQUINE EVACUATION Decisions must be made: The Los Angeles County Fire Department Incident Management Teams deliberately convey assets and quickly start proper clearing techniques.

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff\'s Department must advise occupants in impending peril, alarm them of the need to decide a sheltered leave, help them in doing as such, and choose what movement controls to start to keep streets open. The California Highway Patrol will guarantee that crisis reaction vehicles can securely send and nationals can securely leave the territory as asked for by the Sheriff\'s Dept. EQUINE EVACUATION Decisions must be made:

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The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control will be educated of territories exhibiting the best risk and ready its Equine Response Teams to start vital clearing for steeds and creatures in the quick region of the crisis. Nearby creature proprietors must prepare and enact their own particular and/or neighborhood departure arranges EARLY amid the "willful clearing" organize. EQUINE EVACUATION Decisions must be made:

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EQUINE EVACUATION Decisions must be made: Your choice on when to leave is basic . Time spent on home readiness in front of a wildland fire or calamity is basic to decrease loss of property and life. Each fire is distinctive!

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EQUINE EVACUATION Decisions must be made: If and when a departure is requested, the Fire and Sheriff\'s Departments\' craving is for occupants to leave promptly . Your life/security is the essential objective. Speedy consistence to a clearing request is basic!

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EVACUATION PLAN Do you have one? Crisis readiness must be a need for everybody that lives or works in a wildland interface territory. Try not to depend just on powers. Safe clearing of your family and creatures is your obligation first . A noteworthy piece of your readiness is to build up a coherent, well thoroughly considered and executed clearing arrangement. Talk about the arrangement with family and neighbors, and PRACTICE it .

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Identification of no less than two (2) leave courses and a prearranged goal. Access to all around looked after trailers, horse shelters and slows down. Post basic numbers and crisis contact data at horse shelters and have clearing power concurrences with neighbors. Plan ID for stallions (photographs, papers). Label stallions preceding departure and keep ID data with you so you can recuperate creatures. Prepare yourself and your stallions to stack and offload. Get ready crisis supplies, nourishment and water for 72 hours. Equine Disaster Preparedness Kit including: compact radio, mobile phone/charger, electric lamps, batteries, versatile generator, water containers, put away bolster and meds, drives, straps, shanks, leg wraps, cover or sheet, foot pick, canvases, scoop, sharp blade, wire cutters, water hose, cleanser, essential equine emergency treatment pack. Departure PLAN Do you have one? A decent equine departure arrange incorporates the accompanying :

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EVACUATION PLAN Preparation Ahead of the Fire Unlock animal dwellingplace, slow down and doors. Get ready and position trailer and vehicle. Back your auto in the carport taking off (windows shut and enters in the start). Close the carport entryway and abandon it opened. Detach the programmed carport entryway opener on account of force disappointment.

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Place critical reports, photograph collections, creature ID and different resources inside your auto or tow vehicle ahead of time in the event that you need to empty. Have little creature bearers with sufficient ventilation and water accessible. Keep an electric lamp and versatile radio with you at all times and stay tuned to your neighborhood news station. Departure PLAN Preparation Ahead of the Fire

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EVACUATION ROUTES & ASSEMBLY POINTS Work out clearing courses and get together focuses with family and neighbors, and PRACTICE. In case of a noteworthy fierce blaze in the Santa Clarita territory, no area is totally protected. It is best to expel stallions from the region to keep away from rehashed departures. Add up to departure might be unthinkable in numerous territories as tight streets and constrained get to limit movement leaving and crisis hardware entering. GO EARLY !!

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SHELTERING SITES The Fire Department, Sheriff\'s Department, Animal Care & Control and news media will instruct zone occupants concerning shielding destinations. Know that no area inside the departure region amid a wind-driven fire is totally protected. Select goals that maintain a strategic distance from rehashed departure.

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EQUINE EVACUATION P LAN P REPARE P RACTICE G O EARLY (Voluntary clearing)

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IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO EVACUATE WHEN A FIRE APPROACHES Stay inside your home far from outside dividers and windows. Keep all entryways shut however opened, windows cut off and aerating and cooling. Protect steeds set up (Barns, enclosures, outside slows down, and so on). Keep little creatures inside.

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Keep your whole family together and REMAIN CALM. Keep in mind in the event that it gets hot in the house, it is four to five times more sweltering and more unsafe outside. Know that fire IS UNPREDICTABLE and can betray itself. AFTER THE FIRE PASSES Check the outside and top of home and horse shelter quickly, quench all flashes and ashes. On the off chance that you should hop on the rooftop, utilize alert. Check inside the upper room for concealed smoldering coals. Check your yard for smoldering heaps of wood, trees, fence posts or different materials. Have stallions vet checked at the earliest opportunity. (Smoke harm, stretch, colic.) IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO EVACUATE WHEN A FIRE APPROACHES

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DURING EVACUATION Don\'t turn stallions or huge creatures out. Stallions tend to keep running once again into a horse shelter… even a blazing outbuilding. Escaping creatures may block crisis reaction vehicles.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANIMAL RELATED DISASTER PLANNING Contact the accompanying sites : www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/ceh (Horse Report, April 2004) www.hsus.org "Calamity Preparedness, Horse Evacuation" www.etinational.com/docsandforms.html "What Do I Do With My Horse in Fire, Flood or Earthquake" Contact Mary Lukins, Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control at 818 991 8065 or your closest LACDACC Animal Shelter

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LACDACC Equine Response Team Training Program Completion of LA County Dept of Animal Care & Control ERT and State Disaster Worker applications Three Levels of accreditation requiring an aggregate of 40 hours of preparing Level One: Communications and Documentation Level Two: Shelter Site operations Level Three: Trailer Teams and Core Team administration 49 hours of claim to fame preparing and bores

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LACDACC Equine Response Team Training Program Level One (10 hours) Orientation (2) Documentation/Identification Standards (2) Incident Command System (2) Fire Safety (2) Disaster Psychology (2)

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LACDACC Equine Response Team Training Program Level Two (18 hours) Completion of Level One First Aid & CPR (6) Equine First Aid (3) Horse Behavior/Psychology (3) Horse Handling and Control (4) Radio Operations (2)

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LACDACC Equine Response Team Training Program Level Three (12 hours) Completion of Levels 1 & 2 Trailer Loading Technique (6) Wildfire Scenarios and Fire Safety Field Class (6)

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LACDACC Equine Response Team Training Program Specialty Classes (49 hours) LASD EVOC Towed Vehicle Handling (8) Incident Management Team (10) Amateur Radio Licensing (8) Amateur Radio Operations (3) Training Drills (16) Sheltering Management (4)

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