Fire Hazard Reduction Program

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. 

In accordance with the City of Ventura's Fire Code within Appendix Q, all City of Ventura property owners whose properties are identified as high risk, are required to perform fire hazard reduction clearance by May 18, 2021. Please notify the assessor’s office of any address change.

The goal of the Ventura City Fire Department's Fire Hazard Reduction Program, commonly referred to as "FHRP," is to protect life and property by removing flammable brush, reducing vegetation density, and creating adequate defensible spacing. This reduction increases firefighter and public safety, as we all improves the ability to protect your property in the event of a fire.

This year the Fire Prevention staff will be using modified methods to perform inspections and communicate with our community. If abatement has been completed no further action will be necessary. If we find a fire hazard the property owner will be notified.

Additionally, as part of your personal Wildfire Action Plan, please register to receive VC Alert notifications at www.vcalert.org and download a "Ready, Set, Go!" plan here.

Property owners with questions regarding clearance requirements for their property, or those who may be experiencing difficulties in the required work, can contact our Fire Prevention Team by email at fhrp@cityofventura.ca.gov or by calling (805) 658-4709.

Thank you for your assistance in this critical area of Community Risk Reduction and for partnering with us to keep our community protected and prepared.

Community Chipping Event:

We have also partnered with the Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council to offer a Chipper Day at the Poinsettia Pavilion on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 8am-2pm.

This is a free event and is an opportunity to drop off yard waste or dispose of combustible vegetation. The chipper cannot chip palm fronds, succulents, pine needles, or leaves.

Learn more and register here!
FHRP Guidelines
Defensible Space Zones