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Ventura Co. Sheriff’s Disaster Evacuation Hi-Lo Siren (Video)

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has equipped its emergency vehicles with a new Hi-Lo siren meant to notify residents of an immediate need to evacuate during emergencies. Governor Newsom recently signed a bill authorizing the use of a European-style Hi-Lo siren to aid in emergency evacuations. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office will be using this warning …

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SVPD switched to encrypted radio communication

Scanners will no longer pick up Simi PD radio communications https://www.toacorn.com/articles/scanners-will-no-longer-pick-up-simi-pd/ Department is first in Ventura County to go full encrypted to comply with AG mandate| November 05, 2020 By Sylvie Belmond and Kyle Jorrey The Simi Valley Police Department is the first law enforcement agency in Ventura County to encrypt all of its radio and …

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Symptoms of Coronavirus – Cold vs. Flu vs. Coronavirus

When it comes to symptoms, there are a lot of similarities between the seasonal cold, flu and coronavirus. The truth is, in some cases, it can be difficult to tell the differences, which is why mild cases of coronavirus may go undetected. Coronavirus symptoms range from mild to severe illness. The most common symptoms of …

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September is National Preparedness Month

Ready Tips Take Action During National Preparedness MonthDisasters don’t wait. Make your plan today. September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and a great time to plan for and practice safety with your family, co-workers, school, neighbors, and yourself! Consider taking the following steps each week during September to strengthen your knowledge of preparedness:September 1-5: Make A Plan: Talk …

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Virtual Wildfire Preparedness Course

Be Prepared for Wildfire Training Course. The Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council is hosting a free training course, “Be Prepared for Wildfire” to help Ventura County residents better prepare their homes, neighborhoods and communities to withstand the threat of wildland fires. The course will be presented and facilitated by experienced Wildland Urban Interface fire …

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DART Elects New Board of Directors for FY 2020-2021

Thousand Oaks, CA.: The City of Thousand Oaks’ Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) elected a new executive Board of Directors. The general meeting June 25, 2020 was conducted online using video conference software and the election was tabulated with electronic polling software. Due to the worldwide pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, this is …

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Ventura County Public Health Press Release: Comments about Masks

 April 2, 2020, Ventura, CA – Ventura County Public Health Officer changes position on face masks, no longer advising against wearing them in public. Instead, he supports those residents who wish to cover their nose and mouth when leaving home for essential travel to doctor appointments, grocery shopping or pharmacy visits. The face coverings should …

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