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Local Fire Departments Advise Emergency Preparedness

Local Fire Departments Advise Emergency Preparedness

By Lori Denman Many people in local Ventura communities think back to the nights of the Thomas Fire and may also regret a lack of preparedness. The Oxnard and Ventura Fire Departments personnel experienced many preventable mistakes during this particular disaster. Oxnard Fire Chief Darwin Base and Ventura Public Information Officer Steve Swindle shared messages […]

Ventura County Firefighters Injured by Vagrants’ Traps

Ventura County Firefighters Injured by Vagrants’ Traps

By Lori Denman Firefighters in Ventura County have left their careers due to injuries caused by traps set by a subset of homeless vagrants, explained Oxnard Fire Chief Darwin Base to Citizens Journal this month. Who would want to hurt the citizens of Ventura County, including police and firefighters by setting intentional fires and traps? Homeless […]

Darwin Base sworn in as new Oxnard Fire Chief

Oxnard City Manager Nyhoff appoints two new leaders to head Finance and Fire departments

Oxnard City Manager Nyhoff appoints two new leaders to head Finance and Fire departments

City Manager Greg Nyhoff announces Darwin Base as Oxnard’s interim fire chief

City Manager Greg Nyhoff announces Darwin Base as Oxnard’s interim fire chief

OXNARD, Calif.–City Manager Greg Nyhoff announced the appointment of Darwin Base as the City of Oxnard’s interim fire chief on Monday, July 25, 2016.  Base, who currently serves as the Assistant Fire Chief, will assume his duties as Interim Fire Chief on July 30, 2016. Base will be responsible for leading a department that supports […]