TRAINING ACTIVITIES

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Fire Training photo Recruit Firefighters are routinely tasked with basic skills training such as ventilation practices.
Trench Rescue training requires a lot of preparation in order to safely perform emergency operations. Fire Training photo

Firefighters learn about AMTRAK passenger trains and practice rescue techniques at a recent training session conducted by AMTRAK safety instructors.
Firefighters learn about AMTRAK passenger trains and practice rescue techniques
Firefighters learn about AMTRAK passenger trains and practice rescue techniques
Firefighters learn about AMTRAK passenger trains and practice rescue techniques

Fire Training photo Firefighters put their recent training involving building shores to good use at this incident on October 15, 2005.

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Under the direction of Captains Leonard Champion, Jim Clayton, and Engineer Mark Schnorf, firefighters practice their Urban Search and Rescue Skills by conducting training with building shores. Thanks to Inland Pacific Builders and Hayward Lumber for assisting with this project.

Fire Training photo Firefighters practice rope rescue procedures during a recent training session. )

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Firefighters continuously maintain their skills in Urban Search and Rescue Techniques. A recent training session focused on shoring, breaching, and moving heavy objects. Pictured above, firefighters are learning how to move heavy objects involving trapped victims. Fire Captains Jim Clayton, Leonard Champion, and Firefighter Mark Schnorf conducted the day long training session.
Fire Training photo Firefighters maintain their skills by conducting training evolutions on a regular basis. (A Shift training at the Santa Maria Inn)
Mass decontamination training is a multi-agency responsibility. (WMD exercise with Santa Barbara County) Fire Training photo
Fire Training photo Firefighters maintain their skills by conducting training involving high angles. (B Shift training)
Confined Space Rescue Operations requires compliance with several State and Federal guidelines. (Training exercise conducted at SMFD's certified prop) Fire Training photo
Fire Training photo Firefighters maintain their driving skills by conducting regular maintenance training. (C Shift training at the Santa Maria Airport)
Trench Rescue Operations requires compliance with several State and Federal guidelines. (Training exercise conducted at local construction site.) Fire Training photo
Fire Training photo Aerial Ladder Operations requires continuing on-going skills maintenance. (Training exercise conducted at Union Plaza - 120 N. Broadway)
SMFD's Aerial Ladder extends to 110 feet. Climbing the ladder requires endurance. (Training exercise conducted at Union Plaza - 120 N. Broadway) Fire Training photo
Fire Training photo Wildland Fire Operations requires on-going skills maintenance to remain proficient. (Training exercise conducted at local construction site.)
SMFD actively participates with other agencies in the urban/wildland interface. (Training exercise conducted with the USFS at their Pine Canyon Station.) Fire Training photo
Fire Training photo Air Rescue Operations requires coordination with ground crews. (Training exercise conducted at CalStar Base at the Santa Maria Airport)
Training involving Personal Safety is necessary to insure Firefighter safety. (Training exercise conducted at Fire Station 2 Rescue prop.) Fire Training photo
Fire Training photo SMFD personnel demonstrate the amount of equipment required for them to extend into above ground fire operations. (Training exercise conducted at Union Plaza.)
Pre-incident planning familiarizes fire crews with their community fire risk areas. (Training exercise conducted at a local Santa Maria business.) Fire Training photo
Fire Training photo Santa Maria, through its Joint Agency Firefighter consortium, participates in area-wide testing for their fire recruitments. (Candidate Physical Ability Test "CPAT" testing at Ventura County Fire Dept.)