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NC EAST
PO Box 903
Spring Lake, NC 28390
 
(888) 282-4602
Emergency
 
(910) 494-8210 / (919)201-6789
Non-Emergency
 

Specialized Transport Unit and Equipment

 
NC EAST is a self-contained, fully operational, multi-functional emergency transport unit that is staffed with, at a minimum, a driver and an attendant. The crew members have education, training and experience in various aspects of equine handling, emergency care and transport, and overall scene management. NC EAST's policy is to work in conjunction with and follow the direction of the attending veterinarian regarding the equine's medical management and care unless the situation warrants otherwise based on NC EAST's Standard Operating Guidelines, crew member safety or specific equipment application and use.

The unit has several interior configuration options; a closed box stall with full length doors, one or two  standing stall(s) with bar dividers, and an open box stall with chest and butt bars. There are three options for transport. If equine is ambulatory and able to stand unassisted the equine can be transported in a stall configuration, either in the box stall or in the single or double standing stall. If the equine is not ambulatory and can not support itself or stand unassisted then the equine must be sedated by a licensed veterinarian and either supported by an Anderson Sling suspended within a secured steel frame or sedated by a licensed veterinarian and secured with straps and hobbles in a recumbent position on a Rescue Glide.  If the equine is ambulatory and able to stand or support itself unassisted but may be in a questionable state or affected by a medical condition, a release letter from your veterinarian on official letterhead and signed by the veterinarian stating the equine is capable of being managed and/or transported in the manner requested may be required prior to services being rendered.
 
The unit is available as an on-site basic field hospital unit or equine first aid station and can transport short distances, from incident location to veterinary medical station at event site, or long distances, from incident location to a veterinary or stabling facility. 
Any fees associated with NC EAST’s services will be the responsibility of the equine’s owner/agent or the event coordinator. Associated costs for services can be advised in advance of any event standby, assistance or transport being rendered.
The unit is equipped with some basic medical and technical rescue equipment and supplies. Below is a list of the available equipment and supplies. Keep in mind that this list may not be complete so if something is needed and not listed, please ask a NC EAST member if what is needed is stocked on the unit and available for use.
 
Anderson Sling for supported / suspended transport or stabilization
Rescue Glide for transport of a down equine in a recumbent position
On-board Trailer Camera and Monitor System for use during transports
Basic Hemorrhage (Bleeding) Control Supplies

Bandaging Supplies (pillow wraps, standing / polo wraps, track bandages, etc.)
Kimzey Leg Saver Splints (small and large) / PVC Straight Splints (various sizes)
IV Large Bore Drip Set with Coiled Extension Tubing
Basic Wound Care (Ointments, Applicators, Antiseptic Solutions, etc.)
Sterile Water / Saline Solution
Shoe Puller / Hoof Pick
Stethoscope / Thermometer with lube / Scissors / Markers
Towels / Sponges / Buckets
On-Board Generator
On-Board and Portable Winch
110V Electrical Outlets / 12V Power Outlets / Extension Cords (various lengths)
Fans
Standing Portable Lights
On-Board Air Condition / Heating Unit
Hot and Cold Water with Pump and Hose
Microwave
Blankets
Halters / Lead Ropes
Basic Rescue Equipment (Use with compromised equine - webbing/straps, etc.)
Tarps / Tarps attached to PVC Pipe for use as Privacy Screens