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Fillmore Bicycle and Skateboard Safety Rodeo

Fillmore Bicycle and Skateboard Safety Rodeo

To encourage an increase in bicycle safety in our community, the Fillmore Citizen Patrol will be holding a bicycle and skateboard safety rodeo from 9 AM to 12 PM on Saturday, May 12th. The event will be near the BMX track at Two Rivers Park and will feature a safety course, free helmets and fitting […]

Large Vehicle Fire in City of Ventura

Large Vehicle Fire in City of Ventura

On December 28, 2017 / 12:47, Ventura City Fire Department responded to a reported structure in the 1900 block of Foster ave.  First arriving units reported smoke and flames from a fully involved motorhome directly adjacent to a single family home.  Firefighters worked quickly to ensure all residents were out of the structure while additional firefighters […]

Tower 2 Tower Oxnard event- spectacular!- Results included

Tower 2 Tower Oxnard event- spectacular!- Results included

By George Miller A tough athletic event was held Saturday in Oxnard, put on by the Oxnard Fire Explorers and receipts used for charity. It involved racing up and down the stairs of the two tallest buildings in the city and mastering an optional obstacle course between the two buildings. It proved that young people […]

Santa Paula Takes First Step To Join Ventura County Fire

Santa Paula Takes First Step To Join Ventura County Fire

By Sheryl Hamlin The most sweeping financial decision in the city’s history was considered on January 17, 2017 at the regular City Council Meeting. After Public Comments from Chris Mahon (VCFD) Jerry Byrum (SPFD), Dustin Lazenby (SPFD), Nick Bacigalupo (SPFD), Gary Nasalroad (citizen, Santa Paula Police and Fire Fighters Association), Lynn McReynolds (citizen and co-chair […]

Ocean rescue- Vessel aground

Ocean rescue- Vessel aground

Coffee with the Chiefs in Thousand Oaks — November 9th

Coffee with the Chiefs in Thousand Oaks — November 9th

In 2015, the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to nearly 23,000 calls for service while the Fire Protection District had approximately 12,000 responses. Your law enforcement officers work specific neighborhoods or patrol areas, day in and day out. These patrol areas are called beats. This system of community policing allows officers to really learn and […]

Woman slips on fire road is injured — Airship flies her to safety

Woman slips on fire road is injured — Airship flies her to safety

Ventura City Fire Crews and AMR Ambulance arrived in the park, gathered equipment, and hiked up to the location of the fall victim. Ventura City Fire Paramedics started advanced life support and provided intravenous therapy, splinting, and pain medication administration and directed additional rescue crews to come to their location to help transport the victim […]

Oxnard’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) bulletin

Oxnard’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) bulletin

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Santa Paula Council Revisits County Fire Discussion

Santa Paula Council Revisits County Fire Discussion

By Sheryl Hamlin Item 12 F on the June 20, 2016 Santa Paula City Council was a continuation of the discussion about the viability of Santa Paula’s joining the Ventura County Fire Department. Background Santa Paula spends about 16.8% of its budget on the Fire Department, but in actuality the fire department has been underwritten […]

VC Sheriff, FD and Coast Guard perform rescue at sea

VC Sheriff, FD and Coast Guard perform rescue at sea

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, members from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, together with personnel from the Ventura County Fire Department and United States Coast Guard, rescued two divers off the West side of Anacapa Island. Around 10:20 AM, Ventura County Fire Dispatch requested Air Squad 9 respond to the waters off Anacapa Island.  […]

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