Key Accomplishments

VRFSC produces an End-of-Year Newsletter to summarize all of the work and accomplishments we have achieved during the year!

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The Agricultural Employee ID Card Program identifies farm and ranch employees to firefighting personnel and other emergency workers assigned to restrict public access to areas threatened by fires. This signature program of the VRFSC is being transitioned to the Ventura County’s Agriculture Commissioner’s Office to better coordinate the implementation during a wildfire event.

Provide technical assistance for emerging Fire Safe Councils in Ventura County, such as the Bell Canyon Fire Safe Council; and conduct Home Ignition Zone Assessments aka “Home Hardening” with various organizations including California Lutheran University.

Coordinate the annual Fire and Public Safety Day event during the Ventura County Fair, with participation from the Ventura County Fire Department, Ventura City Fire Department, AMR Ambulance, US Forest Service, Ventura County Animal Control, Ventura City Police Department.

Input on the 10-year Community Wildfire Protection Plan for all of Ventura County.

Meet with local, regional and state legislators to share local efforts to reduce wildfire threats and impacts and request additional funding for local fire safe councils.

Since inception, the VRFSC has facilitated vegetation management and fuel reduction programs for residents in the wildland urban interface, provided support for preparing homes to survive wildfire, and delivered ongoing education and outreach programs throughout Ventura County.

In 2019, after almost ten years, the VRFSC went from an all-volunteer organization to hiring paid staff (executive director, support staff and consultants), and opening their first physical office space at the Poinsettia Pavilion. In 2021, the VRFSC moved to the Farm Bureau Building in Ventura to accommodate our growing staff.