VCFD Tunnel Training

On January 17, the Ventura County Fire Department conducted training in a storm drain in Camarillo using their new closed circuit breathing device that provides a firefighter with up to two hours of fresh air. Here is a link to our story by Staff Reporter Dawn Witlin: “Firefighters work for breathing room”  Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

TRAINING - Ventura County urban search and rescue team members holding a briefing before the start of their underground training with new closed-circuit breathing apparatus equipment in Camarillo on Thurs., Jan. 17. MC 412

TRAINING – Ventura County urban search and rescue team members holding a briefing before the start of their underground training with new closed-circuit breathing apparatus equipment in Camarillo on Thurs., Jan. 17. MC 412

GOING IN - Ventura County Fire Department urban search and rescue climb down into the storm drain with other team members for their training with the department's new closed-circuit breathing apparatus equipment in Camarillo on Thurs., Jan. 19. MC 413

GOING IN – Ventura County Fire Department urban search and rescue climb down into the storm drain with other team members for their training with the department’s new closed-circuit breathing apparatus equipment in Camarillo on Thurs., Jan. 19. MC 413

RESCUE - Ventura County Fire Department urban search and rescue members reach a simulated traffic accident with two trapped victims in an underground storm drain in Camarillo. MC 414

RESCUE – Ventura County Fire Department urban search and rescue members reach a simulated traffic accident with two trapped victims in an underground storm drain in Camarillo. MC 414

WATCHING OUT FOR EACH OTHER - Ventura County Fire Department urban search and rescue team members check their gauges on their new closed-circuit breathing apparatus equipment during training in an underground storm drain in Camarillo on Thurs., Jan. 19. MC 415

WATCHING OUT FOR EACH OTHER – Ventura County Fire Department urban search and rescue team members check their gauges on their new closed-circuit breathing apparatus equipment during training in an underground storm drain in Camarillo on Thurs., Jan. 19. MC 415

RESCUE - Ventura County Fire Department urban search and rescue team members rescue a mannequin from an underground storm drain in Camarillo. MC 416

RESCUE – Ventura County Fire Department urban search and rescue team members rescue a mannequin from an underground storm drain in Camarillo. MC 416

LIFELINE - Ventura County Fire Department urban search and rescue team member Mark Seastrom, center, prepares a mannequin to be lifted out of an underground storm drain during a training session in Camarillo on Thurs., Jan. 17. MC 417

LIFELINE – Ventura County Fire Department urban search and rescue team member Mark Seastrom, center, prepares a mannequin to be lifted out of an underground storm drain during a training session in Camarillo on Thurs., Jan. 17. MC 417

ALMOST THROUGH - Ventura County Fire Department urban search and rescue team member Mark Seastrom, left, helps guide a mannequin as it is lifted out of an underground storm drain during a training session in Camarillo on Thurs., Jan. 17. MC 418

ALMOST THROUGH – Ventura County Fire Department urban search and rescue team member Mark Seastrom, left, helps guide a mannequin as it is lifted out of an underground storm drain during a training session in Camarillo on Thurs., Jan. 17. MC 418

TRAINING - Ventura County Fire Department urban search and rescue team members watch as a mannequin is lifted out of an underground storm drain during a training session in Camarillo on Thurs., Jan. 17. MC 419

TRAINING – Ventura County Fire Department urban search and rescue team members watch as a mannequin is lifted out of an underground storm drain during a training session in Camarillo on Thurs., Jan. 17. MC 419

LIFELINE - Captain Barry Parker, left, and paramedic Shannon Black guide a mannequin as it is lifted out of an underground storm drain during a training session in Camarillo on Thurs., Jan. 17. MC 420

LIFELINE – Captain Barry Parker, left, and paramedic Shannon Black guide a mannequin as it is lifted out of an underground storm drain during a training session in Camarillo on Thurs., Jan. 17. MC 420

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