Emergency Incident Information

For information on local emergencies, please visit:

VCemergency.com or Ventura County Office of Emergency Services.  Please make sure your family are registered for VC Alert. The VC Alert is a notification system used for notifying the public about local emergencies.  Another local resource is the National Weather Service.

If you need some assistance with preparing an emergency supplies kit, click here.  If another wildfire hits the area and you have to evacuate, are you ready in a flash? To be included in the enewsletter mailing list, please click here.

Power Outages

Extended power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. A planned or unplanned outage may:

  • Disrupt communications, water, and transportation.
  • Prevent use of medical devices.
  •  Close retail businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, ATMs, banks, and other services.
  •  Cause food spoilage and water contamination.

To learn more about these Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), please click here.

Please visit the Ventura County Fire Department PSPS page for more information by clicking here.

Fire Recovery Resources

The VC Recovery Page provides assistance to residents with recovery and rebuilding.  For information to the City’s Fire Recovery Resources page, click here.  Another good tool to use is the HOMEOWNERS GUIDE FOR FLOOD, DEBRIS, AND EROSION CONTROL

Identify Potential Hazards

The City has a Hazard Mitigation Plan that includes maps for flood zones, dam inundation areas and earthquake faults. The City’s  Emergency Operations Plan is also available for public review.

Key Emergency Service Providers

County Office of Emergency Services: The Cities and County of Ventura work together to ensure residents are prepared for emergencies. To learn more, please visit Ready Ventura County.
State Office of Emergency Services: Use this California Emergency Management Agency website to discover the hazards that exist locally and learn how to reduce YOUR risk! Remember, the best way to recover from disasters is by reducing the risks before a disaster strikes.
California Great Shakeout: Ready for the next earthquake?  Sign up to participate in the annual Great California Shakeout earthquake drill.
Thousand Oaks CERT: The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a volunteer program that focuses on  neighborhood preparedness. After a local emergency incident, public works, police, and fire first responders may not be able to keep up with demand for public services. The purpose of CERT is to encourage individual and neighborhood preparedness. Be prepared!
Thousand Oaks DART: The Disaster Assistance Response Team: (DART) is a volunteer group that assists the Police Department during local emergency incidents. Classes are held at the Thousand Oaks Police Department on a regular basis.
Emergency Radio Communications: During an emergency incident, cellular phones may not be available. The use of radio communication is essential. Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) are trained volunteers who  support the Cities and County of Ventura and are licensed Amateur Radio Operators.