Agricultural Employee ID Card ProgramIn partnership with the Farm Bureau of Ventura County
Ventura County Agricultural Employee ID Card Program
In partnership with the Farm Bureau of Ventura County, the Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council (CVCFSC) is pleased to offer the Ventura County Agricultural Employee ID Card Program.
The purpose of the Ventura County Agricultural Employee ID Card (Ag Pass) is to identify farm and ranch employees to firefighting personnel, California Highway Patrol officers, sheriff’s deputies and other emergency workers assigned to restrict public access to areas threatened by fires and other disasters.
As each fire season approaches, the Ventura County Fire Department works with these agencies to make sure incident commanders and other personnel understand that possession of these cards means workers are authorized to pass road closure points for the purposes of tending to crops, protecting outbuildings and conducting other necessary agricultural activities.
The cards do not necessarily mean workers will be able to enter property if there is imminent danger. Front-line emergency personnel are empowered to use discretion when it comes to protecting emergency crews from unnecessary exposure to risk – which can happen if civilians enter dangerous zones and then require rescue or protection – and minimizing harm to members of the public.
In those cases when the boundaries of the closure area include agricultural land not deemed at imminent risk, however, the cards should allow employees access to agricultural property.
There are three easy ways to sign up to receive the new card:
- Download the request form from this page, fill it out and return it via email or U.S. Mail.
- Schedule an appointment at your workplace by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Visit either of the Ag Commissioner’s offices to pick up request forms.
The mission of the Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council is to reduce the threat of wildfire to farms, ranches, urban neighborhoods and infrastructure, through an aggressive program of action, education and collaboration with local, state and federal fire protection agencies.