Rapid Response Training at Rio Vista Elementary Saturday June 15, 2024

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Ventura County Fire Department, the Fillmore Fire Department, and the Fillmore Unified School District, will host First Responder Rapid Response Training at Rio Vista Elementary School on June 15, 2024.
As our community’s first responders, we are expected to maintain a high-level of competency and proficiency while responding to community needs. We are often called upon to assist with situations that are inherently dangerous and consist of numerous high-risk variables and multi-faceted complexities. The response to an active killer / mass casualty event is a task we have previously been required to handle and we are dedicated to remaining ready should we be called again in the future.
The rapid response training is designed to increase first responder readiness to address active killer and mass casualty events. Utilizing a concepts-based approach to learning, the intent of the training is designed to prompt synergistic thinking and allow first responders to acquire and process facts and skills through the conceptual level of thinking. The training emphasizes a systematic approach to problem solving where participants are trained to integrate and manage a multi-discipline response to a full range of active killer scenarios. Participants will be evaluated on their ability to expeditiously neutralize the threat, provide time-sensitive medical care, and facilitate the transportation of victims to the hospital.
Residents in the area of Rio Vista elementary School on June 15, 2024, may hear commotion coming from the training site, including simulated gunfire. The training site will be visibly marked with “Police Training in Progress” signs and other markings to designate the site as a training area.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank members of the public, and our partner agencies, for their on-going support in ensuring Ventura County first responders receive leading edge training to address community concerns. We are better at what we do because of our community partnerships. Join us in the fight on crime by following us on Twitter @fillmoresheriff, Facebook, Instagram @VCSHERIFF, and with Nixle by texting your zip code to 888777 to receive local law enforcement and public safety alerts and advisories.
Nature of Incident: Community Partnership Generates First Responder Rapid Response Training
Location: Rio Vista Elementary School, Fillmore
Date & Time: 06/15/2024
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s SWAT Team Ventura County Fire Department Fillmore Fire Department Fillmore Unified School District
News Release Date: 06/13/2024
Prepared by: Detective John Grunhold
Approved by: Captain Eduardo Malagon