Public Information Office

Public Information Office

Scott Thomsen

Scott Thomsen, Director of Communications and Public Affairs Twitter: @VCFD

Andy VanSciver

Firefighter Andy VanSciver, Public Information Officer Twitter: @VCFD_PIO

Brian McGrath

Captain Brian McGrath, Public Information Officer Twitter: @VCFD_PIO

Public Information Office
Communicating effectively to the public, area governments and the media is one of our most valued tools for protecting lives and property in Ventura County. The Public Information Office provides timely and accurate information to the media, the community, businesses and non-profits during fire emergencies and throughout the year.

To contact the Public Information Office, please call 805-389-9769

For general media inquiries, interview requests or to be added to the Ventura County Fire Department’s news media list serve, please contact the Public Information Office at (805) 389-9769 or

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