Wesston Hansen of Station 20 in Upper Ojai uses a spreader extraction tool to pry a door off a wrecked, abandoned Jaguar during a training session for local firefighters. (Ojai Valley News photo by Bill Warner)
Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
When it comes to cutting a motorist out of a wrecked vehicle, everything depends upon the experience, teamwork and training of the responders. Firefighters from the Oak View and Summit stations of the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) were able to brush up on all three qualities this week with a hands-on extraction exercise in Ojai.