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March 08, 2018

VCFD names Firefighters of the Year at annual awards ceremony

The Ventura County Fire Department will honor firefighters, employees, dispatchers and local lifesaving citizens during its 22nd Annual Awards…
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Mar 07, 2018 89

Time to spring forward and check smoke alarms

Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) reminds residents to replace the batteries in their…
Feb 27, 2018 269

MAP: Thomas Fire hazard zones

Before storms hit Thomas Fire burn areas, learn about each of the 10 hazard zones and how…

Feb 26, 2018 2072

Tips: Ready for rain

In anticipation of the forecasted rainy weather, Ventura County public safety agencies…

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.