A rural fire department chief says firefighters already train for farm rescues involving people, but not enough are prepared for large animal rescue. Jerry Minor from Pittsville, Wisconsin is a farm safety and rescue trainer. “Fire departments get called to the cow in the manure pit or the horse that fell through the grating, or whatever it happens to be. It’s even more specialized than some of these other things that we go to.”
Minor tells Brownfield that getting farm animals out of danger is also a human danger most departments are not prepared for, but they should train for.