2022 Ventura County Fire Code Updates Underway

VCFD is currently working on updating the Ventura County Fire Code as part of the State’s 2022 triennial code adoption process. Visit the Ordinances and Fees page and select Draft Ordinance No. 32 for more information on the proposed changes.

VCFD to Host Junior Firefighter Academy Sessions Again this Summer!

JFA 2022

Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) will again host its very popular free Junior Firefighter Academy this summer for girls and boys ages 13 -16. VCFD will offer three, 5-day sessions taught by VCFD firefighters and feature hands-on activities, and interactive learning and field trips. [Read more]

VCFD Recognizes 108 Employees Who Earned Promotions

CAMARILLO, Calif. – The Ventura County Fire Department will recognize 108 employees Thursday, June 9, for earning 113 promotions over the past two and a half years. Social distancing restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic prohibited annual ceremonies recognizing sworn personnel and civilian employees who earned promotions. Thursday’s event honors everyone who earned a promotion since … Read more

VCFD Welcomes New Firefighter Trainees – Academy 59

Academy 59

The Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) introduces 19 new firefighter trainees who have successfully completed 20 weeks of intense training at VCFD’s Regional Training Center in Camarillo. Under the leadership of VCFD’s training staff, the trainees of Academy 59 will enter the field this Sunday as they staff fire engines and ladder trucks throughout Ventura … Read more

VCFD Promotes Chuck Scherrei to Assistant Chief

Chuck Scherrei

The Ventura County Fire Department announced the promotion of Chuck Scherrei to assistant chief in charge of operations today. Scherrei, who was selected after a nationwide search, is an 18-year veteran of the department and worked his way through the ranks of firefighter, engineer, captain and battalion chief before receiving this promotion. Most recently, he … Read more

Simple rubbish disposal tips

Ventura County provides many opportunities and partnerships. When Justin Honsinger from @wastemanagement reached out about educating the community on some simple rubbish disposal tips we jumped right in. Batteries and electronics including vape pens do not belong in any of the trash cans, they should be disposed of at recycling facilities that can be found … Read more

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