VCFD academy trainees show off skills

Trainees from the 51st Regional Fire Training Academy demonstrated their skills for family and friends at the Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 5, 2015. 22 trainees graduated during a ceremony on Friday. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Trainees Ryan Resnick, left, and Ryan McNerney put out a car fire during a firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6. 22 trainees graduated from the academy with 19 headed to VCFD and three to Ventura Fire Department.

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Trainees Ryan Resnick, left, and Ryan McNerney put out a car fire during a firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6. 22 trainees graduated from the academy with 19 headed to VCFD and three to Ventura Fire Department.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Ventura County Fire Department trainees Weston Valdillez, left, Christopher Morrow and Alden Blair race to see who can put their equipment on the fastest during a firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6. 22 trainees graduated from the academy with 19 headed to VCFD and three to Ventura Fire Department.

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Ventura County Fire Department trainees Weston Valdillez, left, Christopher Morrow and Alden Blair race to see who can put their equipment on the fastest during a firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6. 22 trainees graduated from the academy with 19 headed to VCFD and three to Ventura Fire Department.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Family and friends watch trainees rescue a "victim" from a mock traffic accident during a firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6. 22 trainees graduated from the academy with 19 headed to VCFD and three to Ventura Fire Department.

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Family and friends watch trainees rescue a “victim” from a mock traffic accident during a firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6. 22 trainees graduated from the academy with 19 headed to VCFD and three to Ventura Fire Department.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Trainees rescue a "victim" from a mock traffic accident during a firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6. 22 trainees graduated from the academy with 19 headed to VCFD and three to Ventura Fire Department.

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Trainees rescue a “victim” from a mock traffic accident during a firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6. 22 trainees graduated from the academy with 19 headed to VCFD and three to Ventura Fire Department.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Trainees race to get equipment as an aerial ladder is set up to rescue a "victim" from a mock structure fire during a firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6. 22 trainees graduated from the academy with 19 headed to VCFD and three to Ventura Fire Department.

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Trainees race to get equipment as an aerial ladder is set up to rescue a “victim” from a mock structure fire during a firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6. 22 trainees graduated from the academy with 19 headed to VCFD and three to Ventura Fire Department.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Trainees line up following a firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6. 22 trainees graduated from the academy with 19 headed to VCFD and three to Ventura Fire Department.

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Trainees line up following a firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6. 22 trainees graduated from the academy with 19 headed to VCFD and three to Ventura Fire Department.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Trainee Martin Myers, left, high-fives his cousin, Russell Stanley, 2, as he is held by Megan Myers following a firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6. 22 trainees graduated from the academy with 19 headed to VCFD and three to Ventura Fire Department.

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Trainee Martin Myers, left, high-fives his cousin, Russell Stanley, 2, as he is held by Megan Myers following a firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6. 22 trainees graduated from the academy with 19 headed to VCFD and three to Ventura Fire Department.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6.

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Firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6.

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Firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6.

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Firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6.

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Firefighting skills demonstration by the 51th Academy at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo on June 6.

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