Over 50 members of multiple emergency response organizations attended a Heavy Animal Rescue Team Training conducted at the Millersburg Fire Company #1 on March 14, 2019. Local fire company members from Millersburg, Elizabethville, Gratz, Pillow, Carsonville, Williamstown, and the Dauphin County Animal Response Team were in attendance. The Training was sponsored by Peifer’s Fire Protection and the Gratz Bank.
Dr. Temple and Dr. Ewald of the Sunbury Animal Hospital were on hand to present information on handling heavy animals, safety concerns for responders and animals, proper lifting techniques, and discussed concerns and questions from responders. After the classroom discussion attendees then were able to view handling equipment available on the Heavy Animal Rescue Team trailer. The equipment and trailer were sponsored by both Peifer’s Fire Protection and the Gratz Bank to meet a need for responders in the area.