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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Fire Prevention Bureau Relocating on April 1st, 2019

 Aptos La Selva Fire Administration Office

Earlier this month, the Board of Directors for both Central Fire and Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection Districts voted to enter into a shared services agreement for both of their respective Fire Prevention Divisions. This joint operation is an effort to comb...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

2018 Annual Report Now Available!

Cover_ 2018 Central Fire Protection District Annual Report

The Central Fire Protection District 2018 Annual Report was presented at our Board of Director's Meeting on Tuesday.  The Annual Report gives an overview of District activities and highlights the accomplishments of each of our Divisions over the ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Administration Office Closed on Monday 2/18

Presidents Day

Our Administration Office will be closed on Monday, February 18th for Presidents' Day. We will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, February 19th. Please plan your visit to our office accordingly.

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Power Outage Survival Guide

Power Outage Survival Guide

With lots of rainy weather and high winds expected this week, there’s a chance you and your family could experience a power outage.  The following tips will help you be prepared Before, During, and After!

Before:

  • Take an inventory of the ...
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Posted on: January 8, 2019

State Fire Marshal Warns Consumers About Unapproved Fire Extinguishers

Tundra Fire Extinguisher Notice

The California State Fire Marshal has issued an informational bulletin warning consumers about unapproved fire extinguishers being sold in California. The extinguisher in the warning is the Tundra Fire Extinguisher manufactured by BRK Brands and marketed ...
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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Knox Box Ordering Now Online

Knox-Box - installed

As of January 1st, 2019 Central Fire will now be allowing residents and businesses of the District to order Knox Box products online through our new online ordering portal: www.knoxbox.com/2543 

PLEASE NOTE: this online ordering portal is ONLY for...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Winter Heating Safety Tips

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Is it just us, or has it been FREEZING the past few days??  However you heat your home, make sure to follow these tips to do so safely:

Portable Heaters:

  • Turn portable heaters OFF when you go to bed or leave the room.
  • Keep anything that can burn at ...
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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Put the Freeze on Holiday Fires

Holiday Candles

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year.  They also pose some unique challenges when it comes to fire safety!  Here’s a big round-up of tips to help you keep your holidays merry and bright this year – without an...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Are you planning to travel for the holidays this year? Check out these 4 tips for holiday travel:

Holiday Travel Safety Tips

AAA estimates that 1 in 3 Americans will be traveling this holiday season. If you're one of those people who will be hitting the road, we encourage you to take a few minutes to review these safety tips:

  • Make sure your home is secure. If you have an alarm s...
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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Do You Have Defensible Space Around Your Home? Here Are Some Tips:

defensible space

Although Santa Cruz County has experienced recent rains and has more rain in the forecast, maintaining defensible space around your home should still be a priority project on your radar.  As we have seen with recent devastating fires like those i...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

We're Now on Social Media!

We're excited to introduce a new way for you to connect with us... on social media!  Central Fire can now connect with residents through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Nextdoor.  As part of our goal to better engage with residents and...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Backyard Burn Season Now Open

Burn Pile

The annual backyard burn season for burning vegetation runs from December 1st through April 30th. Residents of one or two family dwellings (who meet the requirements specified) must obtain a permit for backyard burning at our Administrative Office at 930 ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

We Have Sandbags!

We have received a shipment of sand and sandbags that is available for use by residents of Central Fire Protection District in limited quantities to prevent potential flooding.  We ask that residents limit themselves to 5 sandbags per household i...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Central Fire Protection District would like to remind everyone to have a safe Thanksgiving. Here are some tips for a fire safe holiday:

  • Never leave food cooking unattended
  • Do not wear loose clothing while cooking
  • Turn handles from pots and pans in and away f...
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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Halloween Safety Tips

Central Fire Protection District would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween!  As you get ready to head out the door for some trick-or-treating this year, keep the following Halloween Safety Tips in mind...

  • Carry a flashlight when trick...
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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Central Fire Firefighters Help Bella the Dog Get Home Safe

Bella, a Shepard mix, broke her leash and took a short journey in rural Soquel. Bella ended up falling halfway down a cliff on Muir Drive. Bella’s leash became tangled in the brush and she was unable to move or climb her way to solid ground. The...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Central Firefighters Raise $2,859.00 for Fellow First Responders

The 2018 National First Responder Fund Stair Climb  took place on September 8th, 2018 in Downtown San Francisco. Central Fire assembled a team to climb the 1,200 stairs that run from the bottom to the top of the Bank of America Building. &ldq...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Incident Report - 450A Tola Ranch Road Structure Fire

CENTRAL FIRE DISTRICT

INFORMATION

INCIDENT MEDIA RELEASE

DATE OF INCIDENT: 9/19/18

DISPATCH TIME: 19:52

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Structure Fire

LOCATION OF INCIDENT: 450A Tola Ranch Road, Soquel, CA

OCCUPANT/OWNER OF PROPERTY: Larry & Margaret Sanders

BRIEF SCENARIO...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Now Available! Mid County Fire Agency Consolidation Study and Service Review Report

Central Fire has received the final version of ESCI’s Mid County Fire Agency Consolidation Study and Service Review Report.  The electronic copy is available for download on our 'Key Documents' page here, and a hard-copy will be availab...

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