The Ventura County Fire Department is responsible for the protection of lives and property within Ventura County. The Department's area of jurisdiction includes all unincorporated areas of Ventura County along with the cities of Camarillo, Moorpark, Ojai, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, and Thousand Oaks. The Department's services are built around our mission of anticipating and responding to the dynamic public safety needs of our diverse community.
The Fire Prevention Bureau plays a vital role in the Department's overall mission. The Bureau is responsible for developing and implementing programs and policies that prevent or reduce the magnitude of emergency occurrences, such as loss of life and property, personal injury or environmental damage. The Bureau utilizes the "Three E's" of fire prevention (Education, Engineering and Enforcement) to meet these goals.
Educating business owners and the public continues to be one of the most effective fire prevention strategies. Members of the Department provide numerous educational programs and special events to a variety of audiences throughout the year. Fire Safety education is also interjected into the fire inspection program.
The Fire Prevention Bureau conducts plan reviews of proposed construction projects, building remodels, and development projects located within its jurisdiction. Field inspections are conducted to ensure that newly constructed buildings meet all applicable building and fire codes. These measures help ensure the safety of the citizens we serve.
Members of the Department perform on-going inspections of businesses and properties within its jurisdiction. These inspections are intended to ensure compliance with fire prevention laws, codes and ordinances and the elimination of special fire hazards and dangerous conditions.
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For general Fire Prevention questions, please contact the Fire Prevention Counter at (805) 389-9738.