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SAFER Meeting - December 2015

  • City of Santa Fe Springs 11300 Greenstone Avenue Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 USA (map)


December 18, 2014

0930 -1200

11300 Greenstone Ave,

Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Contact: Tony Durán, IPP, SAFER

Cell: 626- 590-2991


Training Topic:

Mission Incident, Santa Paula, CA

Ventura County FD and adjoining FDs

 On November 20, 2014, Ventura County FD and Santa Paula FD engines responded to an explosion with traumatic injuries at a water treatment facility in the City of Santa Paula.  After several minutes the incident was increased to a full hazardous materials response adding units from Ventura City FD, Oxnard FD and Point Mugu Federal FD.  As the incident grew with the light of day, a mutual aid request for a Type 1 Haz Mat team added a HMTF from the LA County FD.  

In the end, one fire engine was lost, seven FD personnel were exposed and injured by the chemicals (including one mechanic who worked on the engine after it had been “deconned”), two employees of the treatment facility were injured and more than 15-20 people were transported to local area hospitals, including a passing motorcyclist who happened to drive through the chemical cloud on the nearby highway. 

Come hear what occurred during this confusing incident, which is still under investigation by the Ventura County District Attorney’s office, from members of the Ventura County FD HMTF and Safety Officer on scene.

Earlier Event: November 20
SAFER Meeting - November 2015
Later Event: January 15
SAFER Meeting - January 2016