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Car-Seat-Inspection
November 17, 2017

VCFD receives grant for child passenger safety training

The California Office of Traffic Safety awarded VCFD a $58,900 grant to expand the department’s Child Passenger Safety Program.
Fallen FF
Nov 09, 2017 73

Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony

Community invited to attend the annual memorial ceremony honoring fallen firefighters at…
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Nov 08, 2017 45

Time to check those smoke alarms

Review your emergency preparation plans and test your smoke alarms. Learn more: VCFD Star

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.