VCFD Announces Additional Service to Simi Valley

VCFD Squad 41

CAMARILLO – The Ventura County Fire Department is proud to announce the addition of an Advanced Life Support (ALS) Squad vehicle to Simi Valley today. Squad 41 will be staffed by two firefighter/paramedics and deliver an enhanced level of service.  Squad 41 will be stationed at Fire Station 41 on Church Street near E. Los Angeles … Read more

New State Insurance Rules Affecting Property Owners in Fire Risk Areas

Calif Dept of Insurance Seal

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

VCFD Awards Recognize Community Heroes

VCFD Medal of Valor

The Ventura County Fire Department honored 59 people today for their outstanding service in support of public safety during the 26th annual VCFD Awards. “Each of the people honored today rose to the occasion to enhance public safety in our community,” Fire Chief Dustin Gardner said. “They exemplify excellence. And some went far, far above … Read more

VCFD Awarded Grant to Increase Awareness of Child Passenger Safety

Child Car seat

CAMARILLO, CA – Ventura County Fire (VCFD) received a $74,210 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to educate the community on preventing motor vehicle injuries to children, the agencies announced today. In collaboration with Safe Kids Ventura County and Ventura County Public Health, VCFD aims to provide safety awareness and education related … Read more

VCFD Provides Matching Funds for Localized Fire Hazard Mapping Project

FH mapping

CAMARILLO, Calif. – The Ventura County Fire Department will provide $125,000 in matching funds to the Ojai Valley Fire Safe Council to support a localized fire hazard mapping project. The county Board of Supervisors approved the funding Tuesday, Nov. 1, on a unanimous vote. “The Ojai area is among the highest wildfire risk areas in … Read more

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