CENTRAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

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


CLICK HERE FOR A MAP OF WILDFIRES CURRENTLY BURNING IN CALIFORNIA. 

***This  information is accurate only for the date and time indicated on the map.  Due to the ever-changing nature of wildfire incidents, real-time fire conditions may be different than those shown on the fire map.  We will update this link with the most current fire conditions as information becomes available to us.***

 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:

 

  CERT SIGN-UPS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE FALL 2014 CLASS SERIES
Get educated about preparedness for disaster hazards in your community.  Learn basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  Click here for the class schedule and information on how to register.  An electronic copy of the registration form can be downloaded 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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