CENTRAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

...protecting the communities of Capitola, Live Oak and Soquel since 1987...




New for the 2014-2015 Backyard Burn Season:  

Beginning December 1st, 2014, residents of Central Fire District will be required to come to the Central Fire District Administration Office at 930 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz to obtain a Backyard Burn Permit prior to burning.  This is a new requirement for residents in addition to calling Central Fire and Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control and following all rules and regulations that pertain to backyard burning.  To view an example of the burn permit and to read additional rules for backyard burning, click here.

 930 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: (831) 479-6842   Fax: (831) 479-6847

 

 

In the event of an emergency dial 9-1-1

Assembly Bill 29 - Fire Protection Fee

Many District residents are billed for fire protection from the State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. This is not a fee generated through Central Fire Protection District.  To learn more about the fee and the areas covered, visit the website at: http://www.firepreventionfee.org/ 

To obtain information regarding the status of payments, you can call the State Board of Equalization at 888-310-6447 or visit their website at: http://www.boe.ca.gov/sptaxprog/fire_prev_fee.htm 

Additional information regarding this tax can be found HERE.

               CONTACT INFORMATION FOR CENTRAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT 

 

For contact information, including phone numbers and addresses, please click the icon to the left.

 

 Notable Events and Information:

 

  KIDDE ISSUES RECALL FOR SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM MODELS
Kidde has issued a product recall for certain models of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors manufactured by the company.  To read details of the recall notice, click here.  The specific models affected by the recall are identified here.
  MANAGING EUCALYPTUS FOR A FIRE SAFE COMMUNITY

Large stands of Eucalyptus trees pose a very real threat to communities due to their known fire hazard characteristics.  Managing these stands for fire safety in our community poses a wide range of practical and economic challenges.  Click on the image to the left for a detailed explanation of these challenges and recommendations on managing large stand of eucalyptus in and around communities.

DEFENSIBLE SPACE INSPECTION INFORMATION

In an effort to minimize the threat to your home caused by fires, we (in cooperation with Cal Fire and Aptos La Selva Fire), will be conducting “defensible space” inspections over the next few weeks.  
For more information, please click the photo to the left.


NEW BATTERY REQUIREMENT FOR SMOKE ALARMS BEGINS JULY  1, 2014

The new Senate Bill 745 has been signed by Governor Brown and chaptered into law.  Commencing July 1, 2014 all new smoke alarms that are solely battery powered shall contain a nonreplaceable, nonremovable 10-year battery.
Read More Here


DANGEROUS FIRE SEASON!

California is experiencing one of the worst fire seasons we've seen in a long time.  We urge you to stay aware, cautious, and safe.  To learn more about the status of current fires and incidents in California, click the icon to the left.

  WEED ABATEMENT:

Please help us prevent the loss of property and/or life. Make sure to remove weeds and brush from around your home or property. To learn more, click the icon to the left. 

2013 CENTRAL FIRE INCIDENT STATISTICS:

2013 Central Fire Incident Statistics are available for review. To see them, navigate to the "About Central Fire" page and scroll down. Or click the icon to the left.

 

 

                                                                                          
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