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The Ventura County Fire Department is an all-hazard, full-service firefighting agency serving more than 480,000 people in the unincorporated areas of Ventura County and cities of Camarillo, Ojai, Port Hueneme, Moorpark, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks.

VCFD Recruitment Types:
The three main types of VCFD recruitments include:

  • Open Recruitment - open to any applicant.
  • Open Paramedic Only - open to any applicant who has a paramedic license from the California Emergency Medical Services Authority.
  • Department-wide Recruitment - open only to persons who hold permanent status in the County service.

For employment information and current recruitments for the Ventura County Fire Department, visit the County of Ventura’s website at

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Firefighter Career
VCFD’s more than 560 uniformed firefighters protect life, property and environment through fire protection, medical aid, technical rescue, hazardous materials response, public education and community service. Although it can take years of preparation, firefighting is a career that’s worth the wait.

FAQS: The Firefighter Trainee Hiring Process

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Twitter: @VCFD and @VCFD_PIO