Cobb Fire Department, Animal Control and nonprofit train to rescue large animals

  • Source: Marietta Daily Journal
  • Published: 10/10/2018 12:22 AM

Cobb County firefighters have to be ready for anything. On Tuesday, that meant staging a dramatic rescue of a wooden horse. When a person in Cobb County gets into a tight spot, whether stuck at the bottom of a ravine, trapped in floodwaters or mired in deep mud, the fire department calls in the Technical Rescue Team, 36 specially-trained firefighters who can use ropes, harnesses and other special equipment to rescue victims from nearly any situation. That team is also called in when a large animal like a cow or horse gets into trouble, and they are joined by Cobb County Animal Control and the Large Animal Response Group, or LARG, a nonprofit volunteer group that cooperates with the department.


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