LOCAL FD SERIES: The Santa Paula Fire Department

Welcome to our Sunday morning blog the "Local FD Series".  This week we are show casing the Fire Department which sits in the geographical center of Ventura County, the

Santa Paula Fire Department

The City of Santa Paula is located 14 miles east of Ventura and the Pacific Ocean coastline.  The City incorporated in 1902 and is rich in agricultural resources such as oranges, lemons and avocados.  Santa Paula covers an area of 4.6 miles and has a population of over 30,000 residents.  

The Santa Paula Fire Department (SPFD) was founded in 1903 and serves its community by providing fire suppression, emergency medical services, rescue and vehicle extrication, public education and inspection services, running greater than 2200 calls per year.  Its mission is to protect life and property while promoting the health, safety and well-being of Santa Paula citizens.

SPFD is a combination fire department with a mix of full-time Fire Captains, Fire Engineers and part-time Reserve Firefighters, boasting one of the most well-developed and comprehensive Reserve Programs in Southern California.  All of the Santa Paula Firefighters are certified by the California State Fire Marshal and participate in regular training exercises. 

The City has 2 fire stations located at separate ends of town housing front line and reserve fire engines (Engine 81 & 82), an aerial ladder truck (Reserve 182) and a specialized utility vehicle with rescue trailer in tow (Light & Air 82).  SPFD participates in automatic and mutual aid agreements with all surrounding agencies and responds to wildland fire suppression in and out of Ventura County on selected strike teams. 

Area response is divided amongst each fire station:

Station 81

114 S. 10th Street, Santa Paula, Ca. 93060

Station 82

536 W. Main Street, Santa Paula, Ca. 93060