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FAQ

What do I do with my pets in an emergency?

Your pets should be a part of your emergency preparedness plans. Arrangements should be made well ahead of the actual need for evacuation. The County of Ventura Animal Regulation has excellent information on caring for your pets during emergencies.

 

How many Fire Stations are there in Ventura County?

The Ventura County Fire Department has 32 strategically located fire stations to serve the cities of Camarillo, Moorpark, Ojai, Port Hueneme, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and the unincorporated areas of Ventura County.  We also have mutual aid agreements with all adjacent fire agencies so the closest available resources will respond to an emergency regardless of jurisdiction.  See our Stations for more information.

 

How do you determine who responds to an emergency?

When our FCC (Fire Communications Center) receives a call for help, the type of incident and location are entered into a computer.  A computer program determines the type and number of resources needed.  GPS devices on our apparatus tell the computer which resources are the closest and they are dispatched.  See FCC/Dispatch Center and our Response for more information.

 

Can I visit a Fire Station?

The public is always welcome to visit our fire stations.  Throughout the year, there are special "open house" activities scheduled. Remember, the firefighters are always subject to being responded to an emergency.  See the Community Education Programs section for more information and for scheduling a fire station tour.  So when you see firefighters, give us a wave.  We are always happy to see you.