TITLE

WATERY SAVE

AUTHOR(S)
Jelle, Jon
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Aug2005, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p78
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the fire and sheriff's departments in Ventura County, Southern California, who are working in the region which is in a state of emergency due to heavy rainfall in the past rain season. While some communities choose to train many safety personnel at a basic level of flood rescue skills, the Ventura County Fire Department opts to train six-member cadres at the highest level. The swiftwater team from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office/Search and Rescue also trains to similar standards. With the rain sparing little of Southern California, the teams were well-prepared, carrying their personal water-rescue gear with them at all times. The Ventura County has created a very successful emergency response system to water-and-technical-rescue events, as well as urban search-and-rescue operations and skills, through mutual respect and cooperation from all members and productive joint training exercises. INSET: FLOOD RESCUE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT.
ACCESSION #
18031579

 

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