First Responders


Equine Guelph is pleased to provide programs for first responders focused on fire prevention education for horse owners and large animal rescue training for first responders.  Provided below is a “workshop in a box”, everything you need to host a fire prevention workshop for horse farm owners in your community.  In addition, Large Animal Rescue training workshops and reference sheets are available for first responders.

In-Person Training:

Large Animal Emergency Rescue Workshop – Awareness Level (1 Day)

Large Animal Emergency Rescue Workshop – Operational Level (2 Days)


Online Fire Department Fire Prevention Presentation Kit

Large Animal Rescue Training –  Workshop Information

Large Animal Rescue Training – Reference Sheets

Large Animal Rescue Local (Ontario) Response – Contact List

Collaborating partners include: Ontario Equestrian and Ontario Racing.

Other industry partners include:  Equestrian Canada, Farm & Food Care Ontario, CapriCMW Insurance Services, Meaford Fire Department Training Centre, Ontario Association of Equine Practitioners, Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Ontario Veterinary College, Professional Livestock Auditing Inc., Standardbred Canada, and Workplace Safety & Prevention Services.

This project was funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The Agricultural Adaptation Council assists in the delivery of the Partnership in Ontario.