Fire training exercise in Hidden Valley

Photos by BOBBY CURTIS/Acorn Newspapers

  • Ventura County Fire Department recruit Samuel Walters unloads equipment from the top of a fire engine during a scheduled training burn July 3 off of Hidden Valley Road in Thousand Oaks.

  • A hand crew is airlifted out during a scheduled training burn July 3 off of Hidden Valley Road in Thousand Oaks. The burn is part of a comprehensive training for new fire academy recruits. The crew was headed to a real fire.

  • Ventura County Fire Department recruits look through their Incident Response Pocket Guide during a scheduled training burn July 3 off of Hidden Valley Road in Thousand Oaks.

  • Ventura County Fire Department recruits use hand tools during a scheduled training burn July 3 off of Hidden Valley Road in Thousand Oaks.

  • Ventura County Fire Department hand crews use a drip torch to set a fire for trainees during a scheduled training burn July 3 off of Hidden Valley Road in Thousand Oaks.

  • Ventura County Fire Department hand crews use a drip torch to set a fire for trainees during a scheduled training burn July 3 off of Hidden Valley Road in Thousand Oaks.

  • A Ventura County Fire Department recruit puts out a fire during a scheduled training burn July 3 off of Hidden Valley Road in Thousand Oaks.

  • Ventura County Fire Department recruits use hand tools during a scheduled training burn July 3 off of Hidden Valley Road in Thousand Oaks.