Please see information below about the Large Animal Response Team:
Large Animal ResponseTeam October, 2013
The City of San Juan Capistrano’s Large Animal Response Team (LART)
is looking for additional volunteers to become members of the team. Recently the San Juan Capistrano LART program has been expanded to respond and assist with the evacuation and sheltering of horses and other large animals during disasters throughout Orange County. Experienced equestrians are encouraged to apply and take the certification training that will enable them to respond to large animal disasters. Upon successful completion of training, volunteers will be sworn in as Certified Disaster Workers. LART volunteers will also attend disaster drills, have the opportunity to attend advanced specialized training, and be activated to respond and assist during county-wide emergencies.
We would like to invite any experienced equestrians to a LART LEVEL 1 through 3 TRAINING CLASS. This is a two part class, and both sections, lecture and lab will need to be completed to be certified. A Level 3 LART can work in a disaster reception area and be activated to join a trailer team.
The mandatory classroom portion will be held:
Wednesday Oct 23
City Council Chambers, City Hall,
32400 Paseo Adelanto, SJC
5:30 pm check in and pizza dinner hosted by SJCEC
6:30- 8:30 pm LART 1,2 & 3 training
LART id card pictures will be taken Thursday pm
The mandatory LART lab and testing will be on
8-12 at Ortega Equestrian Center
must complete lecture to attend lab and testing.
To sign-up for this training or for additional information contact:
The new LART Uniform Shirts are now available. The shirts are navy blue uniform shirts worn by firefighters as their station uniform. The shirts meet the NFPA standards for emergency services use, and are flame resistant. The LART logo is embroidered on the left chest, and the City of San Juan Capistrano Emergency Response patches are on both shoulders. Shirts are available in both men’s and women’s sizes. Some sizes are currently in stock with a new order to arrive soon.
Order your LART shirts today by contacting Gretchen Verbeerst at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marc Hedgpeth at email@example.com
All LART 1-4 team members will be not need to recertify until 2016. We look forward to providing your training and drills in the near future