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3 months ago

Ventura Fire Association

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.

In Sympathy,
David Endaya, Fire Chief

#venturafirefamily #axeals #neverforgotten #thankyou
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God Bless and Keep You | #ThankYou | Sharon and Blake.

He fought a valiant fight , he’s a hero in my eyes .

So very sorry for your loss! John was a stellar guy. He will be missed. 💔

So sorry for our loss. He fought hard.

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Your Ventura City Firefighters have been extremely busy with the recent Red Flag winds and fires. We deployed ME102 and ME2 to the Getty Fire. Yesterday we had a working structure fire and a marina boat fire in the city. We have staffed every piece of equipment in preparation of the next wind event. #fire #firefighters #ventura #venturacityfirefighters #firefamily #structurefire #marinafire #stiketeam #gettyfire ...

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They have been working extremely hard and long days! Please be safe. Prayers to all of the fire personnel and first responders.

Been watching the news about the fires. Saw that it is supposed to be really windy in Oxnard tomorrow. Stay safe - all of you!!

Much thanks and appreciation to all the brave firefighters who risk their lives to save others , Be safe out there.

Stay safe

Thank You | #ThankYou | Sharon and Blake.

Praying for you all. Be safe.

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Ventura Firefighters render aid to a dog that was pulled out of a structure fire in Santa Paula. Thanks to @sebastian.coltukian for the photographs. #WeAreVentura #VenturaCityFire #VenturaCity #PublicSafety #WeLoveDogs ...

Ventura Firefighters render aid to a dog that was pulled out of a structure fire in Santa Paula. Thanks to @sebastian.coltukian for the photographs. #WeAreVentura #VenturaCityFire #VenturaCity #PublicSafety #WeLoveDogsImage attachmentImage attachment

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How’s retirement treating you. Do you miss the job?

Yup

Awesome Job Men

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Many thanks to Ventura City Firefighter Ryan for making Shaun’s day!

Ryan participated in Shaun’s Inspire photo shoot with Capes & Crowns.

Kids with disabilities or illness can take a fantasy photo and be photoshopped into their dream.

Shaun wanted to be a firefighter, of course. Can’t wait to see the final photo.

#Community #VenturaCityFire #KeepVenturaSafe #WeAreVenturaCity #VenturaCity #IAFF
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Firefighters are always helping kids. Firefighters started as kids themselves !!! Thanks for helping this young firefighter !!!

Love this! ❤❤

This is why firefighters are real life heroes ❣

Yeah, this is pretty FANTASTIC!

Awwww ♥️♥️♥️🚒🚒🚒🚒🚒🚒🚑

Way too go Ryan!!! Shaun looks ecstatic! So sweet 🖤♥️

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