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Beaver County Technical Farm Rescue Team, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
The Beaver County Technical Farm Rescue (BCTFR) Team is a 2-part team
specializing in both the technical rescue of large animals and in the technical rescue
of individuals involved in farming accidents including:
Large animals trapped in holes, septic
tanks, ditches, mud, water/ice
Large animals cast in stalls
PTO shaft entanglements
Individuals trapped or entangled in any
type of machinery or farm equipment
Silos and other farm confined space
Other life threatening farm situations
requiring technical rescue techniques
WHY SHOULD THE TEAM BE CALLED?
Technical Large Animal Rescues
Specialized consideration must be given to animals involved in technical large animal
rescues to provide the utmost safety to the animal and rescuers. Specifically,
specialized handling and rescue techniques are needed to successfully
complete a safe rescue.
The BCTFR Team has received specialized training in technical large animal rescue
and continues to expand their knowledge of handling skills and rescue techniques.
Specialized equipment is often needed for technical large animal rescues. The
BCTFR Team has access to this equipment and the training to utilize it safely.
Technical Farm Rescues
Though techniques used in farm rescues appear similar to typical vehicle rescue
techniques, the concepts and application of rescue techniques are vastly different
and require specialized training skills and knowledge for the safety of the victim and
The BCTFR Team has received specialized training in farm rescue techniques.
The BCTFR Team consists of members of
three Beaver County, PA Fire Departments:
Big Knob Volunteer Fire Department
Daugherty Township Volunteer Fire Department
Potter Township Volunteer Fire Department
These three departments have joined together with the Pennsylvania State Animal
Response Team (PASART) and the Beaver County Animal Response Team (CART) to
form the Technical Large Animal Rescue Division of the Beaver County CART team.
To Contact for information regarding
non-emergency services and to inquire
about making donations:
To Contact in an emergency:
Request the local Fire Department
Request the Beaver County Technical
Farm Rescue Team
The BCTFR Team is an ongoing endeavor with its members continuously training and
continuously procuring equipment to be able to provide the very highest level of
service in technical large animal and technical farm emergencies.
To support its continued growth, the BCTFR Team is looking for private and
A variety of corporate and private sponsorship levels are available to support
the BCTFR Team and provide advertizing for the sponsors. Please contact the BCTFR
Team for more details.
State Animal Response Team
Beaver County Animal Response Team
The BCTFR Team offers numerous non-
emergency services that can be tailored to
your individual needs including:
Horse owner awareness classes
Barn and trailer safety inspections
Barn evacuation drills
Area-wide evacuation planning guidance
In the event of an emergency, the BCTFR
Team can respond with:
3 Fire Engines
3 Rescue Trucks
Numerous other fire vehicles
2 Technical Rescue Trailers equipped for Large Animal and Technical Farm Emer-
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