For the past 3 years the Ventura Townehouse has hosted a monthly Community Appreciation Breakfast honoring local people who have contributed to the community in recognition of their continued dedication, exceptional service, compassionate care and commitment.
The Ventura Fire Foundation received a $1,000.00 check at a recent Community Appreciation Breakfast. Foundation creator Engineer Peter McKenzie, explained why he started the foundation to those attending the breakfast.
Attending residents spoke about how the fire department has served them in time of need and how they feel the fire department never makes them feel embarrassed about their concerns.
Attending the event were David Endaya, Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief Matt Brock, Battalion Chief Jack Hansen, EMS Coordinator Heather Ellis, Captain John VanMannekes, Engineer Peter McKenzie, Captain Jason Kay, Engineer Logan Hughes, and Firefighter/Paramedic Jarrett LaShure.
When asked to explain more about the fire department Chief Endaya said his department serves over 100,000 residents in Ventura with 7 fire trucks and 22 crew members. He explained all the duties they perform and the 14,000 calls they have received in 2015. Chief also explained that his fire fighters have to be paramedics as well as a fire-fighters.
If you know of anyone who should be honored for their tireless service please contact Ventura Townehouse, Samantha Crisp, Director of Marketing at 642.3263.