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Posted on: September 19, 2017

September 23rd Declared First Responder Day

California is approaching 40 million residents who occupy over 156,000 square miles of land that is prone to earthquakes, fires, floods, severe storms, and other natural disasters, as well as threats of violence and terror.  

California is known f...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

View All Our Key Documents All In One Place!

You can now find all of our key documents in one convenient place on our 'Key Documents' page.  This includes our District Goals, District Budget, Audited Financial Statement, and more.  As always, if you are interested in viewing a docu...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

We're Recruiting Paid-Call Firefighters!

We are recruiting Paid-Call Firefighters!  Our Paid-Call Firefighter program is an excellent opportunity for those interested in a career in the fire service to gain  experience by working along-side full-time professional firefighting p...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Central Fire District's Finest Bring Home the Gold

Two of Central Fire Protection District’s finest brought home the gold (and silver, and bronze) when they competed at the 2017 World Police and Fire Games on August 7th-16th in Los Angeles, CA.  The World Police and Fire Games brings to...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Central Fire Adopts Updated Fee Schedule

The Central Fire Board of Directors approved a new fee for services schedule at the regular  board meeting held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  The fee schedule pertains to fees charged by the District for services such as building plan checks, fire inspectio...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Warning Signs of Heat-Related Illness

Heat-Related Illness

Beach days, barbecues, concerts, and other outdoor activities can mean fun in the sun. However, heat can take a toll on the body.  Learn the Warning Signs of Heat-Related Illness from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before your nex...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Fundraiser for Santa Cruz Firefighter Clayton Ogden

Clayton Ogden

After being diagnosed with metastatic brain, bone, and stomach cancer, Santa Cruz City Firefighter Clayton Ogden and his family need our help.  Clayton's diagnosis is stage four cancer and he will be receiving 24 hour care and the immediate finan...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Prepare Your Home for Wildfire

When the Fire Starts

Where there is smoke, there could be fire! Wildfires can occur anywhere, any time of the year, and destroy homes, businesses, and natural resources.

According to the National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise Communities Program, more than $...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Preparedness for People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs

The 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act is Wednesday, July 26. Individuals and caregivers for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs are encouraged to evaluate their necessities in the event of an emergenc...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Preparedness for Parents

National Parents Day

Have you heard? National Parents’ Day is Sunday, July 23. In observance of this occasion, we encourage family members to help parents prepare for emergencies. Prepareathon and the Ready Campaign highlight several ways to prepare for the unexpect...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Central Fire Participates in Pleasure Point Street Fair

Pleasure Point Street Fair

The Pleasure Point Street Fair was held on Saturday June 24th. This was the 5th year of this event organized by the Pleasure Point Business Association. Many local businesses and restaurants were represented and had booths at the event. Local bands provid...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Central Fire District Hosts Marine Rescue Training for County Agencies

Marine Rescue Training

During the month of June, the Central Fire Protection District is hosting three sessions of Marine Rescue Training at the Santa Cruz Harbor which is available to all Santa Cruz County rescue swimmers.  In attendance for the June 26th training wer...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Central Fire Promotes a New Fire Chief!

Steven Hall

At the regularly scheduled May 9th Board Meeting of the Central Fire District of Santa Cruz County, the Board of Directors unanimously approved the promotion of Interim Fire Chief Steven Hall to the position of permanent Fire Chief of the District. &n...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Firefighters Participate in 'Never Forget Relay' to Benefit Charity

Never Forget Relay 2017

On Sunday May 9th 2017, Central Fire Protection District participated in the Never Forget Relay benefiting the Fallen Officers Foundation in the Forrest of Nisene Marks. The 10k team relay race raised money for the foundation while honoring fallen heroes ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Central Fire Protection District Welcomes New Board Member

Franchi swearing-in

At a Special Board Meeting held on May 5th, Central Fire Protection District welcomed it’s newest Board Member at a swearing-in ceremony.   Barry Franchi was appointed to the position after the retirement of long-time Board Member Ronald Pederson...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Welcome to our New Website!

Central Fire Protection District is excited to introduce our brand new website with updated features designed to improve our services to residents and visitors of the District.

New features include:

  • 'Notify Me' - Customized text message an...
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Posted on: April 8, 2017

Central Fire Protection District and Santa Cruz City Fire Crews Rescue Man from Coastal Rock Wall

Santa Cruz and Central Fire crews spent five hours jackhammering a rock wall about 30 yards north of Moran Lake Beach on Friday morning to rescue a man stuck in the coastal barrier at least overnight.

The man was not hurt and did not remember why he crawle...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Ron Pederson Retires as Central Fire Protection District Board Member

After 47 years of service, the last original board member of the Live Oak and Soquel Fire Districts and the last founding board member of the Central Fire Protection District has retired.

Ron Pederson, 75, is stepping down to focus on beating cancer, a fig...

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Posted on: April 19, 2011

Stay Connected

Notify Me allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of email lists. Receive email or text message updates regarding the information you have requested. Check out Notify Me today  by clicking on the 'Notify Me' icon located ...

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