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October 6-12: Fire Prevention Week

Plan and Practice Your Escape

Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape” is the 2019 theme for Fire Prevention Week, which serves to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.

Check out how to make your home escape plan and practice it today. Visit for more information on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Fire Prevention Week campaign.

Annual Promotions Ceremony

VCFD Promotional Group 09.2019

Friends, family, fellow firefighters and local dignitaries gathered to cheer on 30 recently promoted personnel on Thursday, September 26, 2019 in a private ceremony

2019 VCFD Annual Promotions

1. Dustin Gardner - Deputy Fire Chief
2. John McNeil - Assistant Fire Chief, Emergency Services Bureau
3. Kelly White - Assistant Fire Chief, Administrative Services Bureau
4. Nicholas Cleary - Fire Battalion Chief
5. Joseph Dullam - Fire Battalion Chief
6. Gene Fong - Fire Battalion Chief
7. Peter Jensen - Fire Battalion Chief
8. Troy Swickard - Fire Battalion Chief
9. Sean Ameche - Fire Captain
10. Robert Ashby - Fire Captain
11. Matthew Gurrola - Fire Captain
12. Jeremy Roethle - Fire Captain
13. Mark Villasenor - Fire Captain
14. Noah White - Fire Captain
15. Rodrick Zierenberg - Fire Captain
16. Scott Wirz - Fire Captain
17. Gary Monday - Fire Division Chief
18. David Cabrido - Fire Engineer
19. Sean Driscoll - Fire Engineer
20. Wesston Hansen - Fire Engineer
21. Matthew Lindsey - Fire Engineer
22. Jason May - Fire Engineer
23. Gregory Peters - Fire Engineer
24. Justin Rick - Fire Engineer
25. Christopher Salvage - Fire Engineer
26. Jake Steward - Fire Engineer
27. Brett Wreesman - Manager, Heavy Equipment/Fleet
28. Caelan Paul - Senior Fire Control Worker
29. Michael Rodriguez - Senior Fire Control Worker
30. Lori Ross - Senior Fire Inspector

Fire code updates underway in Ventura County

Fire code updates underway in Ventura County

VCFD is currently working on updating the Ventura County Fire Code as part of the State’s triennial code adoption process.
Click here for more information on the proposed changes.

KEYT News visits the Ventura County Regional Training Center

KEYT News visits the Ventura County Regional Training Center
KEYT News visited the Ventura County Regional Training Center to demonstrate how search dogs partnered with the US&R members team up to make a big impact. Team members utilize high level training and special tools to provide the dogs access to areas inaccessible to humans. They can also search faster and cover large areas efficiently. Once the patient is located the US&R team members take action to effect a rescue. Follow the link here to check out the video.