Training Division

Training Division

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Our Training Process
Public and responder safety is the top priority for the Ventura County Fire District and Ventura County Fire Department. We fully prepare our employees to fulfill their obligations, duties, and mission by providing comprehensive baseline training and top-tier firefighting and rescue equipment. Advanced levels of training are also delivered in emergency response, emergency management, organizational management, and leadership. This training is structured and delivered to prepare personnel for the complexities and integration of the Fire District’s multi-disciplined mission. Recruit and promotional training is provided and reflects the required physical and professional competencies. Detailed training and qualification records are tracked and accessible for effective personnel certification management and documentation.

To assure the best possible delivery of professional services to the public, firefighters are trained in a wide range of vital subjects and disciplines.

  • New Employee Training—20-week Fire Academy
  • Wildland Fire Training
  • Annual Refresher Training for Fire Personnel
  • Human Resources & Equal Employment Opportunities
  • Engine Company Skill Evolutions
  • CAL OSHA Required Training
  • Fire Prevention Training
  • Annual Refresher Driver Training
  • EMS Operational Training and Continuing Education
  • CPR & Public Safety First Aid
  • ALS Skills Education and PALS /ACLS
  • Hazardous Materials Operational Training
  • Live Fire Training
  • Fire Command and Control
  • Fireground Operations Training
  • CICCS/NIMS & ICS “All-Risk” Training
  • Pre-Promotional Mentoring
  • Pre-Promotion Preparation-Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief
  • Post Promotion Training Engineer, Fire Captain, and Battalion Chief Academy
  • Supervisor and Manager Workshops
  • Fire Investigation Training
  • Urban Search and Rescue Training
  • Specialized Training
  • Support Company Operations
  • Fire Prevention Training
  • Tiller Operator Training Programs
  • Wildland Fire Academy
  • Aviation Safety Training
  • CERT Training

The Training Section is headed by a Battalion Chief and programs are overseen by four assigned Captains. Our Training Captains also respond and perform as Safety Officers on large incidents.

Inquiries into the use of the Training Center for private or public agency-required training needs may be directed to the Training Division by calling 805.389.9727 or contacting us at today.

Incident Command Classes
Incident Command classes are available to outside agency public service personnel. Click here to get more information about the program. 


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