As a  member of the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Horse Council and as  Chairperson for HORSE911, it gives me great pleasure to announce the 1st
Barn & Horse Owner’s Guide To Fire Prevention & Emergency Response workshop to be held September 30 at 7/8ths Farm in Killingworth, 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon.
Please consider joining us for this valuable workshop on barn fire safety, prevention and emergency preparedness.
We also are running 3 firefighter training workshops as follows:
September 23 – Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, Salem , CT (9:00 AM to 12:00 noon)
October 7 – Crystalwood Stables, Durham, CT (9:00 AM to 12:00 noon)
October 21 – Brookfield, CT (9:00 AM to 12:00 noon)
The CHC is presently working on the 2007 event calender which will include 6-8 additional firefighting and 6-8 additional Barn & Horse Owner Fire workshops as well as several pertinent workshops on natural disaster emergency preparedness, large animal rescue and other relevant topics.
The September 30 workshop seating is limited so if you have an interest in attending, please e-mail me as soon as possible. Those not able to receive seating will be automatically afforded seating at the January ’07 workshop.
Firefighters interested in attending any of the 3 firefighter workshops should contact me as soon as possible. Space for those workshops will be provided to the local and surrounding town fire personnel first and all others on a first come, first served basis. We will make every effort to make room for as many fire personnel as necessary….this is a crucial workshops that should be a must attend for all FDs.
If your barn has an interest in hosting a 2007 workshop, please contact me at your convenience.
As well, the RESPONSE portion of the HORSE911 program will be activated in August. At that time, the CHC will begin administering the program and provide response kits to those interested. For more information on the HORSE911 Response program, please contact me.
Have a great summer!
Board of Directors
Connecticut Horse Council
Chairperson HORSE911
P.S. We are undertaking an equipment drive for new and used halters and lead ropes at each workshop to be distributed to FDs and PDs in the local area in case of a ‘loose horse’ scenario occurs. Should you have any spare equipment, please consider donating to this worthy cause.