Active Calls:

Apparatus

The Ventura County Fire Department operates a variety of vehicles to accomplish its missions. Many of them are very visible and familiar; others are unique with specialized capabilities and functions.

All VCFD fire stations have a staffed Fire Engine in service. At strategic fire stations throughout the county, the VCFD staffs a Fire Truck along with an engine. All VCFD engines and trucks carry basic life support (BLS) equipment allowing firefighters to provide emergency medical care. All VCFD firefighters are certified to at least the level of an emergency medical technician (EMT). Specialized vehicles such as Paramedic Squads or Rescue Engines are in service at some Ventura County fire stations.

The two most basic pieces of firefighting apparatus are the fire engine and the fire truck. Although many people use the terms interchangeably, the two vehicles are, in fact, very different, and each performs a different function for the fire department. Attacking the fire is the primary purpose of a fire engine. Supporting the fire attack crew, as they extinguish the fire, is the primary purpose of a fire truck.

The VCFD also maintains other pieces of specialized apparatus at certain fire stations throughout the county. The on-duty crew at the station will staff and operate these specialized units when needed.

Click on the photos below to learn more about the apparatus in our fleet.

 

 

 Brush Engine
 
Command 11
 
 Command Vehicle
 
Copter
 
Crash/ Rescue
 
     

VNC Engine thmb

   
 Crew Transport
 
Dozer
 
Engine
 
Fire Boat
 
Foam
 
       Medic Engine  
Hazmat
 
Light & Air
 
Mac Parade Engine
 
Medic Engine
 
Paramedic Squad
 
         
Patrol
 
Repair
 
Rescue
 
Rescue Engine
 
Reserve Engine
 
         
Truck
 
USAR
 
Utility
 
Water Rescue
 
Water Tender