What We Do
The Ventura Fire Benevolent Fund is dedicated to the well-being of the fire department family; for recognition of the unique sacrifices that firefighters and their families selflessly make for the sake of all; and to honor those sacrifices. The central focus of the Foundation is assisting firefighters and their families in their times of greatest need, in transporting firefighters, family members and department personnel to and from medical institutions both for care and family support.
We also are dedicated to the comfort and support of the families of firefighters in their times of bereavement. Our immediate aim is to minimize the negative impact of injuries and fatalities that members of the fire family endure, by providing emotional and financial support when necessary.
The Foundation also assists fire families in funeral details, tributes and memorials, to preserve the honor of their sacrifices. The Foundation also joins to support other organizations and endeavors in the broader community, in honor of all who serve in the same spirit.
On a broader scale, we are dedicated to the good of the community in building awareness of the often-overlooked needs of the fire department family.
The Foundation is a non-profit and depends on donations of equipment, funds and service to carry out its mission.
Ventura Pipes & Drums
The mission of the Ventura City Pipes and Drums is to continue the rich tradition of bagpipes in the fire service by honoring our fallen heroes and celebrating the accomplishments of our comrades.
The face of our community activism cadre is “Team VFD”. This committee is charged with enriching the lives of a broad recipient base through participation in charitable activities and partnerships with other charitable organizations.
The Ventura City Fire Department has been actively involved in charitable giving and community activism since it’s establishment. Now, as the Ventura Fire Foundation, we will be able to olster our participation and have a greater impact.