The Ventura City Fire Department requests that property owners join forces to protect lives and structures from potential wildfires through participation in the annual program. Fire prevention efforts are most successful when community members and firefighters work together. The Ventura City Fire Department requests your assistance in protecting your home and your community by doing your part in ensuring your property has adequate defensible space year-round. See Ventura City Fire Code Appendix Q for specific requirements of the FHRP program. Please notify the assessor’s office of any address change.

The goal of the Ventura City Fire Department is to establish a fire-safe community through voluntary compliance of informed property owners and residents. During the Covid-19 emergency, our community is facing unforeseen and ever-changing challenges. The Ventura City Fire Department is confident in this community’s ability, and willingness to pull together to overcome these challenging times. While remaining at home, we urge you to take advantage of this unique time to harden your property by clearing vegetation per the Fire Hazard Reduction Program Guidelines by May 18, 2020. This year the Fire Prevention staff will be using modified methods to perform inspections and communicate with our citizens. If abatement has been completed no further action will be necessary. If we find a fire hazard the property owner will be notified.

We invite residents to partner with us in community preparedness by registering for emergency alerts with VC Alert and taking advantage of programs such as Ready Set Go, and Community Emergency Response Team Training. To guide your efforts, please view the attachments we have provided.

Thank you for your assistance in this critical area of Community Risk Reduction. We are dedicated to answering any questions that you may have. If you wish to discuss this effort further, please contact us at fhrp@cityofventura.ca.gov or (805) 658-4709.