Ventura’s new firetruck in 1972 - Justifiably proud of their new fire truck in 1972 were nine volunteer members of the Ventura Fire Department. The truck was purchased to replace one that had been used since 1947. The truck has a 750-gallon pumper, 35 foot extension ladder, generator and smoke fans. A two-way radio was also installed. Standing (L-R) Jerry Hejna, Gordon Quintus and Keith Reason. Perched on top: Mike Case, Terry Aydelotte and LeRoy Ziesmer. Not pictured were Larry Coe, John Overgaard and Don Ransom.