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At the Ventura County Fire Department, our motto is "Committed to excellence…Delivered with pride." This means we're looking for very special people to fill our firefighting ranks. The job is challenging, but it is also very rewarding and, although it can take years of preparation, a firefighting job is worth the work it takes to get it.

Our hiring is dependent on the needs of the department, but we typically begin the recruitment process in the summer of each year. There are three main types of recruitment:

Open Recruitment - open to any applicant.
Open Paramedic Only - open to any applicant who has a paramedic license from the California Emergency Medical Services Authority.
Countywide Promotional Recruitment - open only to persons who hold permanent status in the County service.

Complete requirements and any current recruitment activity can be found on the general web site for the County of Ventura . For additional Ventura County Firefighter Trainee information, visit the job description link at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ventura/ . Any available recruitment, applications and employment opportunities will be found on the County of Ventura site.

The Ventura County Fire Department offers a wide range of career and volunteer opportunities and the chance to make a difference in people's lives.

The department employs more than 560 men and women, committed to protecting life, property and the environment through a variety of job roles, including:

  • Firefighting
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Communications (public safety dispatchers)
  • Information Technology
  • Mapping Services
  • Telecommunications
  • Fleet Maintenance
  • Supply
  • Human Resources
  • Fire Investigation
  • Risk Management/Safety
  • Fire Prevention
  • New Construction and Planning
  • Fire Inspections
  • Code Enforcement
  • Fire Protection Engineering Systems
  • Community Education
  • Fiscal Services Clerical Services

Volunteer for VCFD

We also offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, through our Community Service Volunteer program and CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) program.


Ventura County Fire Department
165 Durley Ave. Camarillo, CA 93010-8586 (805) 389-9710
Ventura County Fire Protection District DBA Ventura County Fire Department
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