Date Of Release: 07/02/2021
Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Matt Brock
Incident Type: Remote rescue – injured hiker
Date/Time of Incident: 11:13 am, 07/02/2021
Incident Location: Ventura, CA – Arroyo Verde Park trail system
Injuries Reported: 37-year-old female
Units Committed On-Scene: Medic Engine, Medic Truck, Ambulance, Battalion Chief, Ventura County Fire air squad 7
Total Fire Personnel On-Scene: 13
Agencies Involved: Ventura City Fire, Ventura County Fire
Ventura City Fire and AMR EMS units were dispatched to a report of an injured hiker in the hills above Arroyo Verde Park in the city of Ventura. Emergency personnel responded and arrived to find a 37-year-old female with a serious leg injury needing to be rescued from her remote location. Firefighters hiked to the injured hiker’s location and provided EMS treatment and stabilization.
Assistance was requested from the Ventura County Fire air operations unit. An “Air squad” – advanced life support equipped helicopter was dispatched and provided an air lift and transfer to a waiting ground ambulance. The patient was transported via that ground ambulance to Ventura County Medical Center for further care. The hiker is expected to make a full and complete recovery.
Submitted by Matt Brock – Fire Battalion Chief, Ventura City Fire Department