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  • Santa Maria Fire trains new firefighters

    October 10, 2012 9:34 PM

    The Santa Maria Fire Department is in the middle of training 10 new firefighters. This week marks their third week of training. A couple of months ago, the fire department received a SAFER grant, which is a federal grant, worth $1.6 million. The money from the grant will... more »
  • High-tech dummy helps train EMS students

    November 2, 2011 8:42 PM

    A state-of-the art training dummy is helping students at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria prepare for a future in Emergency Medical Services. They are tested in real life situations without ever leaving the campus. When Allan Hancock started its EMS Academy, it was the first one in state.... more »
  • Santa Maria fire crews train community members how to respond to disasters

    April 14, 2011 7:18 PM

    Santa Maria City fire crews are busy training some local residents to respond to disasters. The fire department is teaming up with Allan Hancock College for CERT training, or Community Emergency Response Training. Thursday was the second of three days of training, which was all about search and rescue.... more »
  • EMS program uses high tech ambulance simulator

    September 8, 2010 9:27 PM

    The Emergency Medical Services program at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria has some state of the art technology you won't find at other schools. The program takes a hands-on approach to learning through technology. It's an impacted program and instructors say the demand continues to grow as people... more »
  • Ambulance simulator part of popular EMS program

    September 8, 2010 1:13 PM

    An ambulance simulator is just one of the training tools students use in the Emergency Medical Services program at Allan Hancock College. It's a highly popular and highly impacted program. This year, the school says it had about 100 people apply for 35 spots. The program is part... more »
  • Training programs boost confidence for the unemployed

    July 19, 2010 10:22 PM

    Despite drops in the unemployment rate at the state and national level, local cities are still seeing increases. San Luis Obispo County jumped from just above 9.5 percent in May to 10 percent last month. Within the county, Paso Robles rose from around 11 percent to nearly 12 percent.... more »
  • Training programs look to lower rising jobless rates

    July 19, 2010 1:30 PM

    While state and national unemployment rates dropped in June, it's a different picture locally. The jobless rate in Santa Barbara County jumped from 8.3 to 8.8 percent, but it still has the second lowest rate in California. Still, some of the cities within the county are relatively high. Of... more »
  • Hurt Locker draws attention to Vandenberg airmen

    March 12, 2010 9:43 PM

    The Hurt Locker , which took home the Oscar for Best Picture has put the spotlight on a division of the military known as the "Explosive Ordinance Disposal" or E.O.D. At Vandenberg Air Force Base, ten airmen are part of the program. When they're not overseas, they're here at... more »
  • Inside Look: Vandenberg Airmen train to remove explosives

    March 12, 2010 11:33 AM

    The Hurt Locker grabbed this year's Oscar for Best Picture. The film exposes the inherent dangers found in diffusing explosives in a warzone. At Vandeberg Air Force Base, some airmen go through intense training because one mistake could cost them their lives. Tonight, we'll take a closer look at one... more »
  • Olympic luger dies during training

    February 12, 2010 3:24 PM

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - An Olympic official with direct knowledge of the situation says a men's luger from the former Soviet republic of Georgia has died after a crash during training. The official tells The Associated Press that the International Olympic Committee received confirmation of Nodar Kumaritashvili's death. The... more »

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