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Win A Video From A Ventura City Firefighter By Participating In The Sounds Of Fire Safety Challenge

Win A Video From A Ventura City Firefighter By Participating In The Sounds Of Fire Safety Challenge

Ventura, Calif. — The Ventura Fire Department wants to show appreciation to local families who join the sounds of fire safety challenge and start conversations about fire prevention with loved ones.  “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” is the 2021 theme for National Fire Prevention Week, which serves to help residents understand the different sounds smoke and […]

Ventura Fire Department Enhances Community Safety By Increasing Wildfire Defensible Space Inspections

Ventura Fire Department Enhances Community Safety By Increasing Wildfire Defensible Space Inspections

Ventura, Calif. — During its regular meeting on May 24, 2021, the Ventura City Council approved the City’s adopted fee schedule and authorized the Ventura Fire Department to begin billing for defensible space and other fire inspections.   Earlier this year Ventura Fire mailed 6,500 notices to city property owners reminding community members to perform fire hazard reduction clearance by May 18, 2021.  Beginning August 23, 2021, defensible space inspections and associated […]

Ventura Fire Department’s Push To Hire Additional firefighters

Ventura Fire Department’s Push To Hire Additional firefighters

Two weeks ago, VCTA sent out a newsletter to you regarding the Ventura Fire Department’s push to hire additional firefighters based on a flawed Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) report. We asked you to contact council members to voice your opinion on the matter. Further, VCTA directly reached out to the City Council with a […]

Heavy Rescue on South Bound 101 near Victoria Ave

Heavy Rescue on South Bound 101 near Victoria Ave

Fire department personnel responded to a reported traffic collision on the southbound 101 freeway with victims trapped. Personnel arrived to find two vehicles with major damage in the roadway, one on its roof, one with a victim trapped inside. The trapped victim with severe injuries was extricated using hydraulic cutting/spreading/lifting tools, both patients were transported […]

Why We Given Ventura Fire Dept. More Money?

Why We Given Ventura Fire Dept. More Money?

“ We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. ” —Albert Einstein   Ventura Fire Department (VFD) is asking the City Council for more money so they can maintain the inertia they’ve had for the past fifty years. The basis for their demands is an operational assessment of Ventura Fire […]

Ventura | Vehicle plows into building

Ventura | Vehicle plows into building

On November 7, 2020, a 911 call was received at the Fire Communication Center to report a traffic collision at the corner of Ventura Ave x Vince St. Fire personnel arrived on scene within minutes of the initial call and found a damaged small passenger vehicle with three occupants that collided into to a single […]

Ventura | Vehicle Fire Spread to Adjacent Structures

Ventura | Vehicle Fire Spread to Adjacent Structures

Fire units were dispatched to a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, the first crew discovered an RV well involved in fire with extension to 2 outdoor sheds, the eaves of the main house on the property in the 800 Block of Riverside St. Ventura, CA and a vehicle parked adjacent to the motorhome. Firefighters initiated […]

Ventura Fire Department frees pup with paw stuck in Kitchen Sink Drain

Ventura Fire Department frees pup with paw stuck in Kitchen Sink Drain

Ventura City Fire Department responded to a report of an animal in distress.  When Firefighters arrived on scene,  on April 24th 1:57 PM they discovered a small dog with her paw trapped in a kitchen sink drain in Todd Ranch. The drain was removed from the sink with the dogs paw still stuck inside. Medic […]

Ventura Fire Department put out blaze at local restaurant

Ventura Fire Department put out blaze at local restaurant

On January 7th at the Ventura County Fire Communication Center received multiple calls to report a roof fire on a commercial building. A structure response from the Ventura City Fire Dept was dispatched to the 2600 block of E Thompson Blvd and the first arriving fire resource found moderate smoke coming from the roof of […]

Three Seriously Injured in Morning Crash

Three Seriously Injured in Morning Crash

Three people were transported to Ventura County Medical Center this morning after a two-vehicle head on collision on Harbor Blvd. near Schooner Drive at 8:56 AM. One victim, an adult male, had life threatening injuries. Police and Firefighters arrived on scene to find one victim trapped in a passenger van surrounded with gasoline leaking from […]

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