Firefighting reference collection, 1933-2018 MVC065

Finding aid prepared by Krystell Jimenez, 2021
This finding aid was made possible in part through funding from the County of Ventura and the Heritage Fund at the Ventura County Community Foundation
Museum of Ventura County
May 2021
100 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001
library@venturamuseum.org


Contributing Institution: Museum of Ventura County
Title: Firefighting reference collection
Identifier/Call Number: MVC065
Physical Description: 1.28 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1933-2018
Abstract: This is an artificial, rapid response collection put together by staff while researching firefighting within the county following the Thomas Fire in 2017. Items include reports, plans, and other publications from the Ventura County Fire Department and other fire departments within the county. There are also some indexes for researchers interested in other resources on the topic.
Physical Location: Stored off-site and advance notice required for timely retrieval. Please contact the Research Library reference desk prior to your visit.
Language of Material: English .

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Open for research. All requests to access materials must be made in advance by contacting the Research Library staff via email: library@venturamuseum.org

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Property rights to the physical object belong to the Museum of Ventura County. Literary rights, including copyright, have not been determined. Contact the Research Library for further information: library@venturamuseum.org

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Firefighting reference collection, (Collection MVC065), Museum of Ventura County, Research Library, Ventura, California.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Staff; Rapid Response collecting, 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Krystell Jimenez, 2018.

Biographical / Historical

This is an artificial collection put together by staff while researching on firefighting within the county following the Thomas Fire in 2017. Some of the items were collected in the immediate aftermath of the fire.

Scope and Contents

Items include reports, plans, and other publications from the Ventura County Fire Department and other fire departments within the county. There are also some indexes for researchers interested in other resources on the topic. The Ventura Strong items and the handouts on housing resources were collected by staff following the Thomas Fire. The letter from Patricia Clark Doerner was sent to the Research Library and recounts her personal experience of surviving the fire.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection has been arranged at the folder level. Folders are in alphabetical and then chronological order.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ventura County (Calif.) Fire Department
Ventura (Calif.). Fire Department
Forest fires -- Prevention and control
Fire fighters
Wildfire fighters

Box 1, Folder 1

Annual report: Battalion Two Sector, Ventura County Fire Protection District 1972

Box 1, Folder 2

Annual report: Ojai Sector, Ventura County Fire Department 1972

Box 1, Folder 3

Annual report: Simi Valley Division, Ventura County Fire Department 1972

Box 1, Folder 4

Annual report: Ventura Fire Department 1933

Box 1, Folder 5

Annual report: Ventura County Fire Department 1954

Box 1, Folder 6

Annual report: Ventura County Fire Department 1963

Box 1, Folder 7

Annual report: Ventura County Fire Department 1964

Box 1, Folder 8

Annual report: Ventura County Fire Department 1973

Box 1, Folder 9

Annual report: Ventura County Fire Department 1974

Box 1, Folder 10

Annual report: Ventura County Fire Department 1975

Box 1, Folder 11

Annual report: Ventura County Fire Department 1976

Box 1, Folder 12

Annual report: Ventura County Fire Department 1977

Box 1, Folder 13

Annual report: Ventura County Fire Department 1978

Box 1, Folder 14

Annual report: Ventura County Fire Department 1979

Box 1, Folder 15

Annual report: Ventura County Fire Department 1980

Box 1, Folder 16

Annual report: Ventura County Fire Department 1981

Box 1, Folder 17

Annual report: Ventura County Fire Department 1982

Box 1, Folder 18

Annual report: Ventura County Fire Department 1983

Box 1, Folder 19

Annual report: Ventura County Fire Department Battalion 4 1973

Box 1, Folder 20

Annual report: Ventura County Fire Protection District 1984

Box 1, Folder 21-22

Annual reports: Ventura County Fire Protection Division 1950, 1960-1965

Box 1, Folder 23

Fire Engineering 1963 September

Box 1, Folder 24

Fire Engineering 1977 November

Box 1, Folder 25

Fire Engineering 1979 September

Box 1, Folder 26

The Firefighters 1973

Box 1, Folder 27

The Firefighters 1974

Box 1, Folder 28

The Firefighters 1976

Box 1, Folder 29

The Firefighters 1977

Box 1, Folder 30

Index to materials related to fires and fire prevention in MVC Research Library undated

Scope and Contents

A digital copy of this index is available in this Fire and Fire Prevention Resources List  PDF. Some items on this list may not have been processed yet and may not be available for use. Please email the library if you have questions about an item on this list.
Box 1, Folder 31

Lists of people who lost homes in Ojai in Thomas Fire undated

Box 1, Folder 32

Newsletter: The Firefighters (Ventura County Firefighters Association) 1978

Box 1, Folder 33

Official manual of the Junior Fire Department (County of Ventura) 1944

Box 1, Folder 34

Patricia Clark Doerner letter: Thomas and Rancho del Cielo circa 2018

Box 1, Folder 35

Progress report, Ventura County Fire Department 1966

Box 1, Folder 36

Thomas Fire incident report: 7-H Ranch Wheeler Canyon 2017 December 4

Box 1, Folder 37

Ventura County Fire Dept. housing resources 2017

Box 1, Folder 38

Ventura County Fire District employees' handbook circa 1950

Box 1, Folder 39

Ventura County Fire District fire plan 1945-1946

Box 1, Folder 40

Ventura County Fire District fire plan 1947-1948

Box 1, Folder 41

Ventura County Fire District fire plan 1956

Box 1, Folder 42

Ventura County Fire District fire plan 1945-1946 (Photocopy) undated

Box 1, Folder 43

Ventura County Fire District fire plan 1952-1953 (Photocopy) undated

Box 1, Folder 44

Ventura County Fire District rural fire protection report 1950

Box 1, Folder 45

Ventura County Firefighters Association "Fire Journal" 1991

Box 1, Folder 46

Ventura Strong bumper sticker and ephemera 2018