Key Documents

2018-2019 District Budget cover page

District Budget

Central Fire Protection District prepares an annual budget document each fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) that provides a basic understanding of the District’s planned spending for the coming fiscal year.  The primary budget objective is to provide the highest possible level of service to the District residents while maintaining a sound financial condition.  Copies of the proposed and final budget are made available to all interested parties and opportunities are provided for public input prior to final adoption of the budget. 

2018-2019 District Budget

Fleet Business Plan 2018-2021_cover page

Fleet Services Business Plan

Central Fire Protection District's Fleet Services Business Plan is a comprehensive three-year strategic plan that serves as a guide in providing direction to the Division and our customers as we forecast future needs.

2019-2021 Fleet Services Business Plan

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Annual Report

Central Fire Protection District publishes an Annual Report that gives an overview of District activities and highlights the accomplishments of each of our Divisions over the previous calendar year.

2017 Annual Report

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Standards of Coverage & Management/Administrative Assessment

The Central Fire Protection District retained Citygate Associates, LLC to conduct a comprehensive Standards of Coverage and Management/Administrative Assessment to provide a foundation for future District planning.  The goal of this assessment is to identify both the current service level and services desired, and then to assess the District’s ability to provide them. After understanding gaps in operations and resources, Citygate provided recommendations to maximize and improve District operations and resources over time.

Standards of Coverage & Management/Administrative Assessment - December 21, 2017

User Fee Study Coverpage

Cost of Services (User Fee) Study

This report analyzes the cost of service relationships that exist between fees for service activities associated with fire prevention, including sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, vegetation management plan, state fire marshal inspections, California fire code permits, occupancy inspections, and public education.  The results of this study provide a tool for understanding current service levels, the cost and demand for those services, and what fees for service can and should be charged.

Cost of Services (User Fee Study) - December 2016

2017-2018 District Goals Coverpage

District Goals

Central Fire Protection District establishes annual goals to guide and evaluate organizational activities for the year. The goals presented in this document have been determined to be the most important for not only developing a progressive, professional organization, but to also enhance our abilities in delivering the most effective and efficient emergency services to our communities.  The District is an all-risk emergency response and community service organization proudly serving Live Oak, Capitola, and Soquel.  The Fire District’s primary purpose is to ensure the citizens within our communities have a safe place to live and work, as well as those visiting or traveling through.

2017-2018 District Goals


Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Audited Financial Statement Coverpage

Audited Financial Statement

Central Fire Protection District prepares an annual audited financial statement presenting its financial position and results of its financial operations in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  The fiscal year begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th.

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Audited Financial Statement

Mid-County Fire Agency Consolidation Study and Service Review Report - coverpage

ESCI Mid County Fire Agency Consolidation Study and Service Review Report

This report by presents the findings of a study by ESCI looking at how the Central Fire District of Santa Cruz County and the Aptos/La Selva Fire District could work more efficiently together through either a joint-powers authority (JPA), or consolidating the districts into one agency.

ESCI Mid County Fire Agency Consolidation Study and Service Review Report