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JFA Announcement
July 19, 2017

Register Now for the Junior Firefighter Academy

Back by popular demand, VCFD will host two week-long camps for teens, ages 13-16.
Click here for more information. Click here to download a registration form.

FS 35
Jul 14, 2017 112

New fire station almost done

Construction for Fire Station 35 in Thousand Oaks is nearing completion. Opening in late…

PulsePoint Heather photo from VC Star
Jul 14, 2017 64

Do you hear sirens?

Find out where firefighters are using PulsePoint, a site that allows residents to monitor…

Fireworks
Jun 30, 2017 43

Leave the shows to the pros

Fireworks are a wonderful part of the Independence Day tradition but pose a serious…

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Jun 30, 2017 53

VIDEO: VCFD Annual Report

How did the men & women of #VCFD serve our communities in 2016? Click here to watch the…

Dog1
Jun 30, 2017 37

It’s heating up again!

Protect your pets in the heat. Watch for signs of overheating and dehydration. Follow…

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Jun 30, 2017 41

Hitting the pool this summer?

Follow these safety steps and look for CPR & #WaterSafety courses in your area.

What is a Fire Engine, Fire Truck?

Basically, a "fire engine" carries the hose and pumps the water that firefighters use to extinguish fires. A "fire truck" has a large ladder and numerous other specialized tools used to perform rescues and other tasks that support the firefighters who are attacking the fire. See the Apparatus section for information on all the various vehicles we use to accomplish our mission.