PA STATE ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAM
Posted Fri, Jan 29 2010 09:17 AM CST
KEITH CARBAUGH
PA STATE ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAM
WAYNESBORO, PA
717-729-0063

Posts: 2

Hello all, I am a coordinator with the PA State Animal Response Team, we respond to emergencies and disasters involving animals. We are basically volunteer first responders to animals much the same as fire & rescue are to people. We are NOT affiliated with PETA or any other such organization. If a livestock hauler were involved in a highway accident in PA we would be the Team to respond for the care &/or extrication of the animals, and arrange transport to a holding facility untill you can make a disposition.  Even something simple like being stuck in a traffic backlog or a breakdown in extremly hot weather, we could make arangements for a fire truck to spray down your load of hogs to keep them cool. We are here in PA to serve your emergency needs at no cost to you, but I am looking for some support from the industry in the means of educating and further training our volunteers. We are also in need of a pod trailer for training purposes, if anyone knows of an old, non road worthy or demolished trailer, or maybe one that an insurance company as acquired, please let me know a contact name & number. I'm an x-truckdriver (almost 2m miles) and I grew up on & been around a farm most of my life, so understand both ends. I have spoken with the owner of a local livestock market many times about the needs of the livestock hauling business in this type of situation for his input, (which he is very supportive of our Team) and got his ideas. If anyone has helpful info, knows of any "experts", or knows of a  trailer in the PA area that could be donated for training (even if it's just the use of it for a day, without damaging it. I'm in south central PA) please e-mail me, keithcarbaugh@hotmail.com . The benefits of well trained volunteers to asssist your industry in the event of an accident and cut insurance losses will far outweigh the small price of scrap from an old trailer.  I welcome any input from you all. Thanks for your time reading this.

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Posted Sun, Jan 31 2010 01:11 AM CST
MARLYN
Posts: 17

W O W

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Posted Mon, Feb 01 2010 12:19 AM CST
MATTHEW KRIEGER
Posts: 1

what is a pod? you must mean pot. cattle pot. aka bull rack

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Posted Mon, Feb 01 2010 04:40 AM CST
MIKE CHALUPA
Posts: 18

I would go to some of the trailer dealers and get specks on the trailers and ask question's on where to cut to remove animals from wrecks I have seen tip overs that the fire dept did more damage than the wreck if you know where to cut to get the animals out then you are ahead the chop saws that the fire dept use don't work very well on aluminum I would suggest a Chain saw with a demolition blade they cut aluminum fast the other cut off wheels fill up with aluminum and are worth less .

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Posted Tue, Feb 02 2010 01:26 AM CST
KEITH CARBAUGH
PA STATE ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAM
WAYNESBORO, PA
717-729-0063

Posts: 2

Sorry, I meant pot, don't how I got a "d" in there. The poster about the saws in correct, aluminum has it's problems when it comes to cutting. In most roll overs the easiest extrication for the upper level will be through the roof, between the cross bows. Phenumatic shears or ribbon cutters work well for that and repair to the trailer is simplified, the bottom deck is where extrication gets a little complicated. Wilson and most manufacturers advise against cutting any of the extrusion metal. They are the most difficult to cut through and the most costly to repair, but on the bottom deck you may end up doing some. We just have to give thought to cutting, removal, and also think about the most effective way without destroying any more than nessasary. Jails will also pose a little more problem, but it easier to hopefully just open, or cut jails if needed, than to cut another opening. Thanks for all the kind words in your replys, & I hope we never meet under these conditions.

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Posted Tue, Feb 02 2010 07:31 AM CST
GARY BETHARD
FOGGY HILL LLC
CHECK, VA
540-651-3987

Posts: 23

First of all.  A very BIG THANK YOU to you and all of your volunteers!!!!!  We usually have people trying to give us more regs and hassle us than trying to help us.  It's nice to know we're not out here alone all the time.  I do not not know of any trailers available.  I would suggest as another poster did, check with dealers.  You might check with Eby, Merrit, and Wilson Corporate, you may get one of them to donate a trailer.  I would also suggest putting a wanted add in the classified on this website and putting a wanted add on the "Truck Paper" website.  Thanks again for your help!!

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Posted Tue, Feb 02 2010 09:11 AM CST
BOBBY WEST
WEST CATTLE CO.
LOWELL, OH
740-517-3423

Posts: 37

I do know that you want to remove the animals prior to trying to upright a trailer. It is amazing how tough cattle are in a rollover. You might check with Eby trailers in PA. They have a website with contact info on the availability of an old cattle pot. Nice to see there are those willing to work on solutions instead of adding to the problem.

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Posted Sun, Feb 07 2010 12:44 AM CST

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Originally Posted by: MATTHEW KRIEGER
Quote: "what is a pod? you must mean pot. cattle pot. aka bull rack"

quit bein a tool shed u know what he meant. ur such atool for calling him out.

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