Fire Strategic Plan

On March 21, 2022, the City Council received the Ventura Fire Department's five-year Strategic Plan created to address increased call volume and workload, possible operational changes, and staffing recommendations. The next phase of this effort is centered around community education and outreach. We're eager to connect with Ventura residents and engage in community conversations.

Strategic Plan Goals:

  1. Keep the residents and property in our city safe
  2. Respond to all emergencies with improved response times
  3. Maintain highly trained and diverse staff at all levels
  4. Fund modern and well-maintained stations and appropriate apparatus throughout the city
  5. Educate and enhance the department's relationship with the community

Fire Station Community Meetings:

As part of the next phase of the Strategic Plan, community outreach, community members are invited to join the Ventura Fire Department for a series of fire station open house events, happening June 15 – August 3, 2022.

Participants who attend will have an opportunity to engage directly with City leadership, meet local firefighters, tour fire stations, hear about current conditions, and contribute to conversations about becoming a 21st century fire department. 

A community meeting will be held at each of the six Ventura fire stations on select Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on the following dates:

The fire station community workshops will be family-friendly environments, complete with light refreshments, activities for kids, and giveaways.

Live Spanish interpretation will also be offered at Fire Stations 1 and 2.

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"Each day of my career, my professional goal as been the same: be a public servant with character, integrity, and accountability. As the leader of one of the primary public safety department of our city, my priorities are the current daily activities, the long-term future, and the optimal operation and service outcomes of the fire department."

- Fire Chief David Endaya