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Santa Paula-based VCFD Engine 26-A recognized as Engine Company of the Year

VCFD Engine 26-A recognized as Engine Company of the Year

Santa Paula-based Engine 26-A was recognized as Engine Company of the Year at the 24th annual Ventura County Fire Department Awards Ceremony and highlighted them on the cover of Friday's Santa Paula Times.

Engine 26-A’s crew of Capt. Brian Belitski, Engineer Alex Garcia, firefighter Ian Hayward, firefighter paramedic Kyle Lundgren, and firefighter paramedic Marcin Skowronski were lauded for their leadership skills. According to Battalion Chief Todd Leake, “The crew from FS-26 ‘A’ took responsibility to update and change the programs with the annexation of Santa Paula City Fire into the Ventura County Fire District.

It was a large undertaking that included updating of the complete hydrant manual to include hydrant locations on Mobile Data Communications and reflective markers; adding all tactical pages; implemented the Fire Department’s Fire Hazard Reduction Program.... [Read article]