Large Animal Rescue
By Lionville Fire Company
April 6, 2019

On Saturday April 6th, Lionville Fire Company was dispatched for a large animal rescue on Lionville Station Road. Units were clearing a previous call when notified of the rescue, therefore Rescue 47, Engine 47-2, Tower 47, Engine 47-5 and Utility 47 all made the response to Lionville Station Road.

Units quickly determined additional resources were needed to assist with a Horse in a swimming pool. Large Animal Rescue 36, from Po-Mar-Lin, was dispatch and made a quick response. The large animal rescue team brought expert knowledge and equipment to assist with the rescue.

Units from Lionville and LAR36 came up with a game plan on how to extricate the horse from the pool and were able to execute a safe rescue using the Arizona Vortex, Large animal slings, and mechanical advantage hauling systems.

A special thank you to the LAR 36 team, as well as the Vet on-scene, for assisting with rescue and sedation. Extrication was completed in less than 90 minutes.

Units: Rescue 47, Engine 47-2, Tower 47, Engine 47-5, Utility 47, Chief 47, Deputy 47, Assistant 47
Mutual Aid: LAR36, Uwchlan PD