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Santa Paula: Historic Fire Station Renovation and Memorial Park

Santa Paula: Historic Fire Station Renovation and Memorial Park

By Sheryl Hamlin Carlos Juarez, retired former SPPD Lt, and Gary Nasalroad, former Planning Commissioner and board member of American in Bloom, presented a plan to continue renovation of the historic fire station on 8th Street and Santa Barbara with the addition of a 9/11 Memorial Park to the west of the building. Carlos Juarez(top) […]

Apartment Fire in Santa Paula

Apartment Fire in Santa Paula

On Tuesday, February 21 at approximately 2:06 AM, the Santa Paula Fire Department responded to a structure fire at an 8-unit apartment complex on the 200 block of North 8th Street.  When fire crews arrived, the attic of the complex was engulfed.  The structure fire displaced all 12 individuals living in the complex, which 7-units […]

LAFCO: Levels of Service and Funding the Santa Paula Annexation to County Fire

LAFCO:  Levels of Service and Funding the Santa Paula Annexation to County Fire

By Sheryl Hamlin At approximately one hour and ten minutes into the meeting, Commissioner Zaragosa asked Kai Luoma, the LAFCO Executive Director, the following: What is LAFCO being asked to do today? Is it financing? MOU? (1:17:16 on video.) Mr. Luoma answered that Levels of Service (LOS) must be maintained and that the “enhanced level […]

Santa Paula Ojai Road Natural Gas Leak

Santa Paula Ojai Road Natural Gas Leak

August 24, 2017 at 1:41 p.m. a representative from California Resources Corporation completing a quarterly inspection of their six inch gas line, detected abnormal levels of methane gas on Ojai Santa Paula road and contacted fire dispatch and the Southern California Gas Company. Currently Santa Paula Ojai road (Highway 150) is currently closed from Richmond road […]

Half Acre burned in Santa Paula Brush Fire at Welding Operation

Half Acre burned in Santa Paula Brush Fire at Welding Operation

On June 3rd at 1:54 PM Santa Paula Fire Units were dispatched to a Brush Fire in the river bottom  behind 600 Santa Maria St.  Upon arrival, units found vegetation burning that was beginning to  spread easterly behind a 5 mph breeze from the west. Crews began an aggressive direct attack on the fire and […]

Brush Fire in Santa Paula

Brush Fire in Santa Paula

Santa Paula Fire Units were dispatched to a Brush Fire in the river bottom behind 224 Santa Maria St.  Upon arrival, units found vegetation  burning that was beginning to spread rapidly and catch trees on fire with flame lengths exceeding 40′. Crews began an aggressive direct attack on the fire and were assisted by fire […]

Santa Paula: Fire, Schools and Enterprise Funds

Santa Paula: Fire, Schools and Enterprise Funds

By Sheryl Hamlin More Details Emerge about Annexation to Ventura County Fire District In an oral presentation, Chief Araiza informed the council of the following: LAFCO requires large fees for the annexation which the county will pay, unless the annexation does not go to fruition. By the April 3rd meeting, he will present more details […]

Driver in Cardiac Arrest Crashes into Hillview Estates Complex, Santa Paula

Driver in Cardiac Arrest Crashes into Hillview Estates Complex, Santa Paula

Santa Paula Fire Units were dispatched to a reported T/C Heavy Rescue involving a Vehicle crashed into a Structur e. This occurred within the Hillview Estates complex. First arriving fire unit found driver unconscious and in cardiac arrest. It was reported that the driver may have experienced a Cardiac event just prior to loss of […]

Defensible Space Inspections Begin June 1

Defensible Space Inspections Begin June 1

Paula Fire Department engine companies and our fire prevention team will begin conducting defensible space inspections beginning June 1. A minimum of 100 feet of defensible space is required around all structures. If your home borders a natural area, what firefighters call the Wildland Urban Interface, you are directly at risk from a wildfire. And, […]

Fourth Grader Gonzalez Wins Fire Safety Essay Contest

Fourth Grader Gonzalez Wins Fire Safety Essay Contest
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