Course Overview

This course provides the knowledge and skills to prepare an individual to respond to an Animal Technical Rescue incident as a single incident accident or as a component of large scale disaster involving animals and human elements and to do so in a safe and effective manner while sharing jurisdictional and functional responsibility with Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

2024 schedule:

  • May 3-4-5
  • September 20-21-22

Price with California State Fire Training (CSFT) Certification: $650

Price without California State Fire Training (CSFT) Certification: $600

This is the new 2021 curriculum. CSFT now requires Rope Rescue Technician as a prerequisite to receive a CSFT certificate. If you do not meet the State’s prerequisites, or do not need a State certificate, we will issue a “Meets and Exceeds NFPA 1670” certificate – and you can save $50.

This class is frequently taught in-house to an agency. If you have a need for this class to be brought to your location, please contact us for a quote at:

Animal Technical Rescue Technician

NFPA 1670 Standards for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications

ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 and Rope Rescue Technician

Topic 1-1: Orientation and Administration
Topic 1-2: Animal Technical Rescue (ATR) Technician Certification Process
Topic 2-1: Introduction and History
Topic 3-1: Animal Anatomy/Physiology
Topic 4-1: Safety and Approach
Topic 5-1: Patient Management
Topic 6-1: Animal First Aid
Topic 7-1: Scene Management
Topic 7-2: Rescue Concepts
Topic 7-3: Scene Management Exercise
Topic 8-1: Physics
Topic 9-1: Raising and Lowering
Topic 10-1: Vertical Lifting
Topic 10-2: Helicopter Operations
Topic 11-1: Water, Mud and Ice Operations
Topic 12-1: Animal decontamination
Topic 13-1: Small Animals

Cancellation Policy

If you absolutely cannot attend, your tuition will be refunded only if cancellation is made 15 days prior to class start date, No exceptions please, ie. (Funerals, Weddings, Personal Illness, Employer Conflicts). Cancellations after this time period are non-refundable and cannot be credited to another course.

Class sizes are kept small for quality “one-on-one” training but our courses require a minimum number of personnel for safety and team effectiveness. Therefore, students dropping at the last minute could jeopardize the course numbers resulting in the cancellation of the class for all others scheduled. However, you will be refunded in full if the class has been cancelled by the instructor.

Dates and locations

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Course Registration

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Chico Area Lodging

(Hotels are within 5 miles of each other)
(List increases in price)
*Student discounts may be available

Motel 6

Best Western Heritage Inn

Oxford Suites

Holiday Inn

Marriott Hotel Residence Inn

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Camping: **State Parks Campground at Lime Saddle Marina on Lake Oroville (20 min from Chico, 530-538-2219)

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