The Operations Division is comprised of six fire stations and strives to maintain an average response time of five minutes to emergencies within the City. Emergency calls may consist of brush fires, structure fires, automobile accidents, and life-threatening medical emergencies. Firefighters are often required to carry various types of equipment in addition to approximately 50lbs of personal protective gear.
The standard emergency response unit for the Ventura City Fire Department is the Paramedic Engine Company. Each company consists of a Captain, Engineer, and Firefighter-Paramedic.
Captain: supervises and directs all emergency operations
Engineer: responsible for the safe operation of the apparatus and all equipment on board
Firefighter-Paramedic: completed firefighting tasks as directed by the Captain and provides advanced life support measures