Hybrid CERT Classes Now Available for Ventura County Residents

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The Ventura County Fire Department in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has joined together to assist county residents with disaster preparedness education and training by offering a hybrid Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course. Read more…

CERT Training

CERT – Community Emergency Response Team When an emergency occurs, it’s absolutely critical to be as prepared as possible. Over the past decade, Ventura County residents have experienced wildfires, floods, mudslides, earthquakes, and more. To aid in proper preparation for these events, Ventura County Fire Department has coordinated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) … Read more

CERT Registration Submitted

CERT Registration Submitted Ventura County CaresAnnual Training Refresher11/3/20180800-1700OPENS AT 0800, Participants to arrive at 0815 for check-inWelcome message from 0900 – 0920Volunteers/Victims will be given arrival times Liability waiver and photo release need to be printed, signed and delivered on the day of the event.   What to bring – (Make sure all equipment is … Read more

New State Insurance Rules Affecting Property Owners in Fire Risk Areas

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Several Ventura County property owners in fire risk areas have shared concerns recently about notices from their insurance companies that indicate coverage would not be renewed unless certain steps to reduce fire risks were taken. The insurance companies appear to be acting on new rules from California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara that went into effect … Read more

Meet the Dispatcher: Amy White

Amy White

How long have you been a dispatcher? 8 years Why did you become a dispatcher? Dispatchers are a vital part of the emergency response system, and it is so important to get the right resources to the right location as quickly as possible.  It is such an honor to be the voice on the phone … Read more

Meet the Dispatcher: Travis Kelsey

Travis Kelsey

Tell us a little about yourself. I am Travis Kelsey. I am married and have an 8-year-old son. My wife is Shanelle, and my son is Kolton. They are my reason for everything I do. I love playing guitar, riding my Harley (I have a 2021 Road Glide Special) and spending time with my family. … Read more

VCFD Honors Lifesaving Efforts And Excellent Public Service


CAMARILLO, Calif. – The Ventura County Fire Department honored 17 people Thursday, Feb. 10, for lifesaving service to county residents as part of the 26th Annual VCFD Awards, which also recognized firefighters and employees of the year for the agency. “Each of these people has gone above and beyond in their service to our community,” … Read more


CHAPLAINS Here in Your Times of Loss and Need The VCFD Chaplain program is comprised of men and women who volunteer their time, talents, passion, and devotion to assist residents of our community who have experienced the death or serious injury of a loved one. They are always available to respond to those in need … Read more

Kids Fire Education

Kids Fire Education Fire Is a Tool, Not a Toy Kids love to play with toys. And young boys are often especially fascinated with fire and flames. It’s best to teach your kids from a very young age—fire is not a toy; and it’s certainly not something to play with or take lightly. Teach your … Read more

Hotel Motel Fire Safety

Hotel & Motel Fire Safety Make Sure to Stay Safe Away from Home When you stay at a hotel, motel, or vacation rental property, there’s a certain expectation that your safety is a top priority. Of course, nothing is assured in life, and fires or other natural disasters can occur anywhere, at any time. Here … Read more

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