During these tailor-made courses for firefighters and police officers, the trainees are trained in the safe handling of exotic animals. In this way they are taught how to easily detect, recognize and safely capture escaped reptiles, amphibians and arthropods during interventions.
The course emphasizes the laws surrounding the keeping and trading of exotic animals, as well as identifying exotic and native species and potentially dangerous animals.
The basic package of the training usually lasts 7 hours, but can be adjusted as desired. The lessons are supported didactically with a presentation and an extensive syllabus per student, which can serve perfectly as a reference work. During the training, all rescuers also get the chance to practice with a whole range of live animals.
Our course for Emergency Services contains the following standard topics:
- Exotic animals as pets in our society
An introductory chapter on the current state of the terrarium hobby.
- Introduction to the Biology of Herpetofauna & Arthropoda
An introduction to some important biological, anatomical and physiological features.
- Recognizing Herpetofauna and Arthropoda
Learning to recognize the difference between dangerous and harmless animals is crucial!
- Correct handling of cold-blooded animals
The students are brought into "hands-on" contact with all kinds of cold-blooded animals.
- National and international legislation
The keeping and trading of exotic animals is strictly regulated. Police officers also learn how to carry out a global check on these regulations during interventions.