In general, the perception of the Fire Department centers on fire engines and firefighters performing their daily duties. The reality however is that the fire service has changed dramatically over the past thirty years and much of the daily activity occurs "behind the scenes."
In order to respond quickly, efficiently and effectively, the firefighters rely on a dedicated support staff in the Administration Division to provide the means to serve our community.
The Administrative Division is responsible for the management and supervision of all department services, programs and policies. This entails managing the budget to provide equipment and training, hiring new personnel, payroll records and reporting, purchasing, inventory control, computer related functions and training, labor relations and clerical support services.
The administrative staff also ensures that the firefighters basic needs are met and coordinates medical care and other support services.
Fire Department History
The Ventura City Fire Department is the oldest fire department in Ventura County and one of the oldest departments in the State of California.