For years Reptilia has provided “Response, Secure & Capture” services to first responders who encountered reptiles on the job. But to make sure that everyone is and feels safe, Reptilia also provides special reptile specific training for first responders, enabling them to secure a scene when reptiles are present and to do the job they came to do.
From gators in grow ops to venomous snakes, escaped pet pythons or harmless lizards, the Reptilia First Responder course is designed to prepare first responders to deal with unexpected reptile encounters and to let them get to work.
REPTILIA INC. HELPING MUNICIPALITIES
This support has taken two main forms:
- Immediate resolution to a potentially dangerous situation
- First Responder Programs to educate front line personnel on what to do and what not to do when faced with a potentially dangerous reptile situation
- Vipers & cobras escaped in multi-unit housing rendering it unsafe for First Responders and residents
- Captured an 8 foot caiman found by First Responders during a domestic dispute call when the caiman was used to threaten the officers
- A 6 foot alligator turned loose in a swimming area during summer school break
- A large Burmese python found abandoned and loose in the GTA
- A yellow anaconda found by First Responders in a backyard
Reptilia has trained personnel who have many years experience handling these types of situations and can safely eliminate the risks to all involved. We handle all these reptiles on a regular basis and indeed many more even larger and more dangerous than any call we have handled to date (including a 1,200 lb Nile Crocodile and a Python that eats goats of up to 70 lbs).
A more advanced program which is not recommended for everyone (supervisory personnel should consider this program) advances the basic education provided in the Front Line program. The cost for this program is $200 per trainee.
Programs taught at First Responder facilities as part of the curriculum may even be more cost effective per person and are available to suit the specific needs of any First Responder service.
Without any obligation, we will provide training for 10 front line personnel free of charge to allow each First Responder group to establish the validity of our programs for their use.