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About the Ventura County Fire Department

The Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) provides fire protection services , medical aid, rescue, hazardous materials response, and a variety of other services to Thousand Oaks. It is a full-service fire department, composed of 553 men and women and covers 848 square miles and serves more than 480,000 people in unincorporated areas of Ventura County and six of its cities.

The Fire Department is a special district formed by a special election in 1928. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors acts as the Fire District's board of directors. These five elected supervisors appoint the fire chief, and task him with providing fire protection services.