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800 pounds: A weighty rescue

Large animals pose particular challenge to first-responders
Eric Thompson, with Code 3 Associates, instructs firefighters from Upper Pine Fire Protection District as they rescue Lucky, an 800-pound rubber horse, during a large-animal rescue training exercise on Sunday at Colorado Trails Ranch. Code 3 does a couple dozen training sessions a year, including large-animal rescue and other classes.
Eric Thompson, with Code 3 Associates, instructs firefighters from Upper Pine Fire Protection District as they rescue Lucky, an 800-pound rubber horse, during a large-animal rescue training exercise on Sunday at Colorado Trails Ranch. If a rescue involves a person, the human is always the first priority despite the occasional call to “take of my horse first.”
Upper Pine Fire Protection District firefighters use a series of ropes and pulleys to pull up Lucky, an 800-pound rubber horse, which is stabilized on a glide during a large-animal rescue training exercise on Sunday at Colorado Trails Ranch.
Jane Giese with Code 3 Associates portrays a victim pinned under Lucky, an 800-pound rubber horse, as firefighters from Upper Pine Fire Protection District evaluate Giese during a large-animal rescue training exercise and Colorado Trails Ranch.

800 pounds: A weighty rescue

Eric Thompson, with Code 3 Associates, instructs firefighters from Upper Pine Fire Protection District as they rescue Lucky, an 800-pound rubber horse, during a large-animal rescue training exercise on Sunday at Colorado Trails Ranch. Code 3 does a couple dozen training sessions a year, including large-animal rescue and other classes.
Eric Thompson, with Code 3 Associates, instructs firefighters from Upper Pine Fire Protection District as they rescue Lucky, an 800-pound rubber horse, during a large-animal rescue training exercise on Sunday at Colorado Trails Ranch. If a rescue involves a person, the human is always the first priority despite the occasional call to “take of my horse first.”
Upper Pine Fire Protection District firefighters use a series of ropes and pulleys to pull up Lucky, an 800-pound rubber horse, which is stabilized on a glide during a large-animal rescue training exercise on Sunday at Colorado Trails Ranch.
Jane Giese with Code 3 Associates portrays a victim pinned under Lucky, an 800-pound rubber horse, as firefighters from Upper Pine Fire Protection District evaluate Giese during a large-animal rescue training exercise and Colorado Trails Ranch.
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