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January 08, 2018

Community preparation for significant rainstorm

Monday, January 8, will usher in the first significant storm for So. Calif. this season. Read more (English) or (Spanish)...
Jan 06, 2018 756

Tips: Ready for rain

People living near Thomas Fire burn areas urged to prepare.

Heavy rains are predicted…

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Dec 25, 2017 184

Thomas fire evacuation area maps

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services has created an interactive map…
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Dec 24, 2017 149

County continues fire recovery efforts for fire victims

On Tuesday, December 26, the County of Ventura Board of Supervisors held a special…

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.