Fire Station 23 serves the Oak View and Casitas Springs areas of Ventura County and is the Battalion 2 Headquarters. Battalion 2 commands the Ojai Valley and north coast areas. The old fire station was constructed in 1948 and modified many times to accommodate improvements in services. A new Station 23 was built on the original site and opened in 2000. It includes a two-story office and crew quarters area with slide pole and a community meeting room. The Oak View Fire Station is staffed daily by five firefighters. Station 23 houses: Medic/Engine 23; and is joined by Rescue 23 to form a medic/rescue/engine combination. In addition to normal fire station duties, this unit provides ALS, heavy rescue and fire fighting support throughout the Ojai Valley. The battalion chief has a command vehicle (Battalion 2).