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Supervisor Bennet’s Office Organizing a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program Training for the Ojai Valley

In this era of ever-increasing natural disasters and on the heels of the Thomas Fire, Supervisor Steve Bennett in partnership with Ventura County Fire is pleased to announce a series of disaster preparedness classes for the Ojai Valley.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue,

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Reminder: Sign Up Now for VC Alert

Reminder: Sign Up for VC Alert for Emergency Alerts:
With the possibility of rain in the forecast, please take a minute to register (or update your address if you are already registered) with VC Alert, so that you are able to get direct alerts in the event of an emergency.

For more information, or to sign up, visit:

How it Works

The process begins when the City or County issues a message about a potential safety hazard or concern.

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Community Beautification Day at Nordhoff High School on Saturday 3/24/18

All residents of the City of Ojai are invited to participate in the Residential Community Beautification Day on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Nordhoff High School (1401 Maricopa Highway). This event is intended for residential (not business) waste. Materials accepted include most appliances, bulky items, green waste, and metal. Household hazardous waste, tires, green waste from professional landscapers and fire debris are not accepted. The City has partnered with the County of Ventura and Harrison Industries,

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Center to close February 28 (english and espanol)

VENTURA, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that it will close its Disaster Recovery Center in Ventura at the end of the month. The last day of operations will be Wednesday, February 28.


The center has served more than 1,000 victims of the Thomas Fire since it opened on Jan. 19, but the number of clients visiting the center has recently fallen significantly.


The deadline for residents affected by the Thomas Fire to apply for Individual Assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency is March 16,

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Tips for Survivors of a Disaster

Ventura County Behavioral Health Department has created a Thomas Fire Resources page, that includes tips for survivors of a disaster. More information is available at:

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