Thomas Fire Stories Project Uploads

           Everyone at CAPS Media celebrates the extraordinarily sacrifices of fire fighters, law enforcement personnel and other first responders who have tirelessly battled the devastating Thomas Fire.  We also thank and admire all of the citizens of Ventura who reacted to the crisis with astonishing calm and then opened their hearts and hands to help those in need. 

           CAPS Media is coordinating the Thomas Fire Stories Project, a comprehensive documentary undertaking that will capture the remarkable stories of heroism, sacrifice, tragedy and healing surrounding the Thomas Fire.  The project will also include personal stories of individuals and families whose lives were dramatically changed the night of December 4th and the weeks that followed. 

           CAPS Media is collaborating the Thomas Fire Stories Project with the Ventura City Fire and Police, County Fire and Sheriffs, the Museum of Ventura County, other agencies and most importantly the Ventura public. Throughout next few months CAPS Media will record interviews with Thomas Fire first responders, officials, and the public impacted by the tragedy for inclusion in the documentary project and for broadcast and streaming on CAPS Television and Radio.  We invite everyone to help us remember and document our common experience.



If you have a story to tell, a tribute or thank you to share you can submit it using the upload  information below, or you can email the story to  When submitting your story please provide your contact information: name and email.  We need your information in order to give you credit for your media if it is used in the Thomas Fire Stories Project. 

Media (Photos and Video)

If you have media to share of the Thomas Fire – photos or video, please follow the steps below to share your media for this historic project.  Again, please provide your contact information: name and email, in order to give you credit for your media if it is used in the Thomas Fire Stories Project.

Please note:  Your story and media are very important.  We cannot guarantee that all stories and media that are submitted will be used in the project.  However, the more material we have to work with, the more comprehensive the project will be. 


Please read all of the information and disclaimers below before proceeding with your submission.

Note: In order to submit your media and/or story you need to submit both the media and the CAPS Media Submission Form.

*** Please read all disclaimers below before proceeding with your upload.
Click Here – CAPS Media DropBox Link

Please review all of the information and disclaimers below before submitting your media: 

  1. The CAPS Media Submission form is a legally binding contract. By completing this form, you assume full responsibility for the Media you are submitting to Community Partners of San Buenaventura (CAPS Media).
  2. By submitting your content (video, photos or other Media) you certify that you have obtained all approvals, clearances, licenses, etc. for the use of any and all Media to be cablecast, including but not limited to approvals from broadcast stations, networks, underwriters, music licensing organizations, copyright owners, performers representatives, all persons appearing in or referred to in the program material and any and all approvals that may be necessary to transmit programs over any CAPS MEDIA channels.
  3. By submitting your content to CAPS Media you assume complete liability for the content of the programming they present and to maximum extent permitted by law, agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Community Access Partners of San Buenaventura, the City of San Buenaventura and all other supporting groups and organizations, or any of their employees, officers or agents from any and all claims which may arise from the cablecast of a program.
  4. If you have any questions, problems, concerns or issues with using this upload portal, please submit your programming content in person at the CAPS Media Center, 65 Day Road during regular business hours and talk to a staff member in person.