April 2018

Updated: Jul 12, 2018

April was the first time the Consortium sent out a Quarterly Training calendar that implemented the use of QR codes to track training hours. It was also the introduction of “Captains Choice” being scheduled into the training calendar, thanks to the members of the Steering committee, there will now be at least 2 days per shift per month dedicated to training that the Captains deem most relevant for their crews.


Mass Casualty Incident

Members from Yolo County Emergency Medical Services, UC Davis Fire, West Sacramento Fire, Yocha Dehe Fire, Woodland Fire, Winters Fire as well as other local volunteer agencies participated in the drill. We had over 70 people volunteer their time to act as “victims” in the scenario. The volunteers can be seen wearing makeup and paint that resembles the wounds that need to be treated. Victims that were "still alive" called out for help as they waited for first responders to assist them. Injuries were simulated based off real emergencies that have occurred.

A partnership between Yolo County OES and the West Valley Regional Fire Training Consortium put on the drill to help first responders learn to mitigate issues that can come up during a real emergency. “We try to make it as real as possible for them with as many real aspects to it,” Kristin Weivoda, Yolo County Emergency Medical Services Administrator, explained previously.


Firefighters wait for the clear to bring their "victim" to the helicopter to finish off one of the MCI drills


The team from Yolo Emergency Medical Services Agency (YEMSA) that helped with the planning and implementation of the MCI drill.






Assigned Training

  • Captains Choice

  • Fire Simulator & Building Construction

  • Driver Operator – Pump Troubleshooting

  • Health and Wellness webcast

  • Mass Casualty Incident (MCI)

  • Special Ops – RS1 skills


Classes/Training Offered

S-230 Crew Boss and S-231 Engine Boss were offered on April 23-25 with the help of Elite Command Training the courses were instructed by Michael Alcocer from City of Santa Rosa Fire. The courses focused on training for the single resource boss position from initial dispatch through demobilization to the home unit. Topics included operational leadership, preparation and mobilization, assignment preparation, risk management, entrapment avoidance, safety and tactics, offline duties, demobilization, and post incident responsibilities..


Winters FD hosted a Technical Rescue Training drill at Monticello Dam and had over 126 people participate from local agencies. Scenarios consisted of High Angle Rescue, Low Angle Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Boat Operations and Helicopter Operations.