Video Report – VCFD Training Exercise

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – The Ventura County Fire Department conducted a live fire-training exercise in North Ranch, Monday, in a realistic environment for recently-graduated recruits.

The goal was to allow the new firefighters to actually see how fire behaves under real-life conditions, and practice various firefighting techniques, including ventilating roofs with chainsaws, manipulating ladders and advancing a fire hose into a burning structure.

The structure was a 3000 square foot single-story residence, which was donated to Ventura County Fire for training purposes.

Battalion Chief, Todd Leake said: “It’s a valuable investment in public safety, because it allows responders to extinguish real flames, run drills and perform search and rescues patterns”.

SUN News journalist, Jon Cowsill, filed this video report.

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