Oxnard Firefighters have had a busy few weeks as several fires have burned across California. Our firefighters were part of several planned strike teams, responded immediate need for the Initial Attack phase, and were plugged in as single resources on these incidents as well. We provided mutual aid as far north as the Kincade Fire and as far south as the Getty Fire. We appreciate all of the support from the public, and thank all of our members, not only those who were out of town protecting our neighbors, but those who held it down in our own city as well. Stay safe, we are happy to help! #iafflocal1684... See MoreSee Less
RIP Brother John. 🥺It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Captain John Van Mannekes this morning just after 4:30am. John joined the department in May, 1996, and retired in July, 2017, to continue his hard fought battle with ALS. Please keep Rebecca, Jonathan, and Jamison in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. John was a dedicated father, husband, and Firefighter who held a deep passion for the Fire Service and a commitment to developing new Firefighters.
Our Fire Family grieves with many today, as John was well known and respected throughout the Fire Service. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Van Mannekes family now and always. Thank you, Captain Van Mannekes, for everything.