Save the Date Saturday, July 14, 2007.

The Valley Shore Emergency Management Association ((VSEMA) in conjunction with The Connecticut Horse Council and High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center invites you to attend an emergency preparedness and planning day on July 14, 2007.
This is open to all Connecticut barn and horse owners and emergency responders.

Learn from emergency response experts on how they prepare for all emergency contingencies, what you can do to prepare your barn and how Connecticut horse owners can interface with their local emergency responders during times of extreme need.

Likely disaster scenarios in Connecticut
How to facilitate a relationship with your local emergency responders
What your local emergency responders need to assist you in times of crisis

How to prepare for:
Shelter in Place scenarios
Evacuation scenarios
Temporary re-location scenarios
Essential documentation
After the storm considerations
Basic large animal rescue techniques
Sample emergency plans
and much more

Morning lecture Series: Old Lyme Middle School – Registration beginning at 8:30 AM, Program Starts at 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Meet & Greet & Complimentary Lunch Provided By VSEMA: High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center– 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Firefighter/Emergency Responders Hands-On Workshop – Barn Fire Response and Emergency Horse Handling – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
(This is a hands-on training session with live horses for emergency responders only. The horse public is urged to remain and audit and learn how your local responders are trained for horse barn fires and emergency horse handling.)

For directions and further information and to register contact:

Emergency Responders Contact: David Roberge, Fire Marshal, Old Lyme –

Barn and Horse Owners Contact: Halide Caine, Connecticut Horse Council or conversely any director of officer of the council at