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Fire Academy Graduation
updated: Mar 15, 2017, 4:38 PM

Source: Ventura County Fire Department

Ventura Regional Fire Academy graduates take one step closer to their calling

New trainees showcase skills at a public demonstration event

This week, 24 firefighter trainees will receive badges, marking the end of an intensive 18-week academy. As part of graduation activities, the 53rd academy will host a public demonstration on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Regional Training Center, located on the grounds of the Camarillo Airport at 104 E. Durley Ave.

Recruits will showcase some of the skills learned in the academy in front of an audience of dignitaries, firefighters, friends and family. Live demonstrations include a simulated three-story structure fire, ladder evolutions, patient extrication from a simulated vehicle accident and more.

Ventura County Fire will welcome 21 new firefighters and three recruits will join the City of Ventura Fire Department.


Congratulations to the members of the 53rd Ventura Regional Fire Academy, including:
Allen Jr., Cleo
Benner, Zach
Ventura City
Cranage, Aaron
Dreese, Mitchell
Ventura City
Edsall, Jeff
Ventura City
Estandia, Greg
Ford, Chris
Hayward, Ian
Hershman, Logan
Krosskove, Kristopher
Lieber, Perry
Louis, Cameron
Miller, Ethan
McElvaney, Tyler
Phelps, Sam
Plum, Ryan
Sanchez Jr., Ruben
Scherer, Ricki
Schaeffer, Jacob
Shuler, Myles
Simmons, Lavar
Tarkir, Zach
Wreesman, Derek
Zielinski, Damon
A private graduation ceremony will follow on Friday, March 15, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. (NOTE: This event is a private event and NOT open to public). For more information, contact VCFD PIO at (805) 389-9769 or PIOFire@ventura.org.


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