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Burnley firefighters learn some horse sense
6:00pm Monday 18th June 2012 in News
FIREFIGHTERS in Burnley have always been ready to rescue all creatures great and small.
But with the assistance of riding experts at Crow Wood equestrian centre they are now equipped to deal with any size of creature.
Crew members on Blue Watch at the Eastern Avenue station were not only given advice on how to safely remove larger livestock, such as horses or cows, from ditches, but the different methods of dealing with such animals in the event of a fire. And the firefighters were given an introduction to the various styles of horseboxes which are used, in the event that they may involved in a road traffic accident.
Watch manager Dominic Fellows said the partnership was forged after firefighters responded to a call where a horse had to be removed from a stable at Crow Wood.
He told the Lancashire Telegraph that specialist Large Animal Rescue teams are available across the county. But when an emergency occurs, the nearest crew would be deployed to the incident, to provide initial assistance.
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