February 2024 storm update

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The National Weather Service and Ventura County Sheriff’s Emergency Services are monitoring the second in a series of storms expected to impact Ventura County. We will start seeing light rain as early as Saturday afternoon and will increase. Moderate to heavy periods of rain are anticipated through at least Sunday afternoon for most areas of … Read more

Sparking Joy: Ventura County’s 31st Annual Holiday Toy Drive Returns to Brighten the Holidays

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Community Donations Drive the Largest County-Wide Toy Drive The Fire Departments of Ventura County, in collaboration with ABC7 and local sponsors, are rekindling the holiday spirit with the 31st annual Spark of Love toy drive. This cherished tradition has evolved into Ventura County’s most significant community toy drive, bringing happiness and joy to local children … Read more

Golden Oaks Neighborhood in Ojai Earns Firewise Recognition

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CAMARILLO, Calif. – The Ventura County Fire Department congratulates the Golden Oaks neighborhood in Ojai, which became the sixth community in Ventura County to earn recognition from the National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise USA program. Firewise recognizes communities that organize to reduce their wildfire risk by following best practices for vegetation management and home hardening. … Read more

Tree Top Lane HOA in Thousand Oaks Earns Firewise USA Recognition

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Tree Top Lane HOA becomes Fifth Firewise USA Community in Ventura County CAMARILLO, Calif. – Tree Top Lane Homeowners Association in Thousand Oaks earned recognition as a Firewise USA community, the National Fire Protection Association announced. The program recognizes communities that organize to reduce their wildfire risk following best practices for vegetation management and home … Read more

Ventura County Fire Department Adds Rescue Ambulances

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CAMARILLO – The Ventura County Fire Department placed four rescue ambulances into service today in Camarillo, Santa Paula, Thousand Oaks, and Simi Valley to improve service for people experiencing medical emergencies. The ambulances are assigned to Station 50 in Camarillo, Station 26 in Santa Paula, Station 30 in Thousand Oaks and Station 41 in Simi … Read more

Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map Revision Update

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CAL FIRE released revisions to Fire Hazard Severity Zone maps that will designate an additional 267 acres in the greater Ojai area as very high hazard. Those changes were based on public comments earlier this year. A new public comment period is now open for the revisions through August 9. Comments can be submitted by … Read more

PUBLIC NOTICE: LIVE FIRE TRAINING BURN SCHEDULED

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CAMARILLO, Calif. – The Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD), in cooperation with the Ventura County Prescribed Burn Association (VCPBA), the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC), Ventura County Resource Conservation District (VCRCD) and the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) will be conducting prescribed burns on two adjacent properties, June 22 and June 23, at OVLC’s Ventura River Steelhead Preserve and Nye Ranch, … Read more

New Ventura County, Ventura City Firefighters Graduate 60th Academy

The 60th Ventura County Regional Training Academy Graduates

CAMARILLO – Thirty-three trainees from the 60th Ventura County Regional Training Academy graduated today, joining the Ventura County and City of Ventura fire departments as probationary firefighters. “Our standard is excellence, delivered with pride,” Fire Chief Dustin Gardner said. “These new firefighters have shown throughout their training that they are ready to deliver that level … Read more

VCFD Announces Additional Service to Simi Valley

VCFD Squad 41

CAMARILLO – The Ventura County Fire Department is proud to announce the addition of an Advanced Life Support (ALS) Squad vehicle to Simi Valley today. Squad 41 will be staffed by two firefighter/paramedics and deliver an enhanced level of service.  Squad 41 will be stationed at Fire Station 41 on Church Street near E. Los Angeles … Read more

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