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DR. JOHN MADIGAN

DR. JOHN MADIGAN

Distinguished Professor emeritus of medicine and epidemiology at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. John Madigan is a Distinguished Professor emeritus of medicine and epidemiology at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He is  board certified in two specialties –  Large Animal Internal Medicine and  Animal Welfare.  Madigan started the UC Davis  Veterinary Emergency Response Team in 1990. He was a founding member of the California Animal Emergency Response (CARES) committee. He is an expert in disaster and emergency response involving large animals and published over 170 peer reviewed scientific publications. He  has designed large animal rescue equipment including the Anderson sling and the UC Davis Large Animal Lift.  He recently designed a simplified rescue Loops Rescue System for first responders and veterinarians. Madigan has created a veterinary disaster and emergency response curriculum for the School of Veterinary medicine. The UC Davis VERT team is also a medical reserve corp (MRC). Madigan and his VERT team have responded to requests for mutual aid in numerous fires, floods, and technical rescue requests including helicopter equine rescue. Recognitions for his contributions and  field response efforts to aid animals in emergencies and disasters include  the American Veterinary Medical Association animal welfare award, American Association of Equine Practitioners lifetime achievement award, Red Cross Hero, US House of Representatives Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition and the University of California –Davis alumni association distinguished service award in 2018.


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Covers NFPA 1006 Chapter 5 (Rope Rescue) Technician Level Skills. Rope Rescue Technician III is an advanced rope rescue training for the serious professional.
Covers NFPA 1006 Chapter 6 (Structural Collapse Rescue) Operations Level Skills. Structural Collapse Rescue is an intensive 24-hour class that provides hands-on training and real life scenarios allowing the student to gain confidence in a building a variety of shores.
Contract classes can be tailored to your specific needs and taught at your location. This allows your rescue team to develop skills based on the situations they would most likely encounter.
Covers NFPA 1006 Chapter 5 (Rope Rescue) Operations and Technician level skills. Rope Rescue Technician I/II provides an intensive 40-hour high-angle rescue class that teaches skills required by fire departments, mountain, and industrial rescue teams.
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