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The Ventura County Sheriff's Department suggests that you fill out a hiking plan before you go hiking.




The Upper Ojai Search and Rescue team and the Ventura County Sheriff's office work closely with the Ventura County Fire Department to ensure that the residents of our county are properly notified in the event of a local wildland fire. We are dispatched by the Sheriff's Department by a request of the VCFD or the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located in Ventura. The Search and Rescue team's main responsibility to to assist in the notification and warning of a local wildland event.

In the event of a wildland fire our team uses these pages to ensure we are aware of the current weather and fire situations. Our command post has internet connectivity as well as our personal iPhones and Blackberry devices. This technology allows us to access this information remotely from the field. You are welcome to browse these pages and bookmark them if you are interested.

Ventura County WIldland Fire Action Plan PDF file.

Ventura County Wildfire Preparedness Information you should know.

Local Fire Weather Map

National Weather Service Oxnard - Fire Weather Map

National Weather Service Oxnard - Fire Weather Zone - More detailed information on the tabs above the map.

Fire Danger Rating - United States Forest Service - Updated daily


Wind Speeds - Updated daily



Southern California ECCDA Fire Weather Map - National Weather Service

 Click on map to see forecast.

This map above is an interagency effort providing convenient access to Emergency Command Center Dispatch Area (ECCDA) Radio forecasts, specific National Weather Service Fire Weather Planning Forecasts (FWZ) and National Weather Service Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for California. The information available here is targeted for fire suppression, land management and emergency response agencies and their staff. Information about the current wildfires burning in California can be obtained from Cal Fire or National Fire News.

ECCDA Forecast Summaries are issued no later than 945 a.m. and 400 p.m. daily during high fire season and are not updated at other times and during low season are issued no later than 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.



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Site Last modified: March 24, 2012