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:
Keep the residents and property in our city safe
Respond to all emergencies with improved response times
Maintain highly trained and diverse staff at all levels
Fund modern and well-maintained stations and appropriate apparatus throughout the city
Educate and enhance the department's relationship with the community
Fire Station Community Meetings:
As part of the Fire Department five-year Strategic Plan, community members were invited to join the Ventura Fire Department for a series of fire station open house events throughout the summer of 2022.
Participants had the 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 was held at each of the six Ventura fire stations on select Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. .
Live Spanish interpretation was also be offered at Fire Stations 1 and 2.
For residents unable to attend, the below videos were captured at the community meeting on August 3, 2022 at Fire Station 6.
"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."