Ventura County Fire Department “Ready For Wildfires”

The Ventura County Fire Department held a press conference for the media on Wednesday, May 13, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for its “Ready For Wildfires” demonstrations which included a helicopter water drop, hundreds of grazing goats, a live-fire demonstration, firefighters clearing brush, fire engines and more than 10 emergency agencies on the backlot behind the Library.

Photos by JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley served as the backdrop of the Ventura County Fire Department’s (VCFD) “Ready for Wildfires” press conference hosted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The media event included a helicopter water drop, hundreds of grazing goats, a live-fire demonstration, firefighters clearing brush, fire engines and more than 10 emergency agencies on the back lot behind the library. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley served as the backdrop of the Ventura County Fire Department’s (VCFD) “Ready for Wildfires” press conference hosted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The media event included a helicopter water drop, hundreds of grazing goats, a live-fire demonstration, firefighters clearing brush, fire engines and more than 10 emergency agencies on the back lot behind the library. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

VCFD Chief Mark Lorenzen gave opening remarks at Ventura County Fire Department’s (VCFD) “Ready for Wildfires” press conference held at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

VCFD Chief Mark Lorenzen gave opening remarks at Ventura County Fire Department’s (VCFD) “Ready for Wildfires” press conference held at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Captain Truong Nguyen and Supervisor Jeremy Day and other firefighters of the Camarillo (Cal Fire) Crew 22 are at the ready to demonstrate brush fire clearing at the Ventura County Fire Department’s (VCFD) “Ready for Wildfires” press conference held at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Captain Truong Nguyen and Supervisor Jeremy Day and other firefighters of the Camarillo (Cal Fire) Crew 22 are at the ready to demonstrate brush fire clearing at the Ventura County Fire Department’s (VCFD) “Ready for Wildfires” press conference held at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Ventura County Sheriff Department demonstrates a helicopter water drop as part of the Ventura County Fire Department’s (VCFD) “Ready for Wildfires” press conference. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Ventura County Sheriff Department demonstrates a helicopter water drop as part of the Ventura County Fire Department’s (VCFD) “Ready for Wildfires” press conference. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Captain Truong Nguyen of Camarillo (CalFire) Crew 22 and other firefighters demonstrate emergency fire shelter “tents” as part of the Ventura County Fire Department’s (VCFD) “Ready for Wildfires” press conference held at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Captain Truong Nguyen of Camarillo (CalFire) Crew 22 and other firefighters demonstrate emergency fire shelter “tents” as part of the Ventura County Fire Department’s (VCFD) “Ready for Wildfires” press conference held at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Firefighter Alek Friedrichsen of the VC Fire Crew leads the line and clears the path as the crew cuts a brush line as part of the Ventura County Fire Department’s (VCFD) “Ready for Wildfires” press conference held at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Firefighter Alek Friedrichsen of the VC Fire Crew leads the line and clears the path as the crew cuts a brush line as part of the Ventura County Fire Department’s (VCFD) “Ready for Wildfires” press conference held at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Mike Canaday, owner of Living Systems Land Management, unloads grazing goats from Prescriptive Livestock Services to the hillsides at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley as part of the Ventura County Fire Department’s (VCFD) “Ready for Wildfires” press conference hosted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Mike Canaday, owner of Living Systems Land Management, unloads grazing goats from Prescriptive Livestock Services to the hillsides at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley as part of the Ventura County Fire Department’s (VCFD) “Ready for Wildfires” press conference hosted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Grazing goats covered the hillsides at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley that served as the backdrop of the Ventura County Fire Department’s (VCFD) “Ready for Wildfires” press conference hosted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The media event included a helicopter water drop, hundreds of grazing goats, a live-fire demonstration, firefighters clearing brush, fire engines and more than 10 emergency agencies on the back lot behind the library. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

Grazing goats covered the hillsides at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley that served as the backdrop of the Ventura County Fire Department’s (VCFD) “Ready for Wildfires” press conference hosted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The media event included a helicopter water drop, hundreds of grazing goats, a live-fire demonstration, firefighters clearing brush, fire engines and more than 10 emergency agencies on the back lot behind the library. Photo by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

 

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