District Overview

In 1987, Central Fire Protection District was created from the consolidation of the Capitola, Live Oak and Soquel Fire Districts.

Central Fire Protection District serves 28 square miles and encompasses the communities of Capitola, Live Oak, and Soquel.  The resident population is in excess of 55,000, with a seasonal influx during the summer.  The District responds to over 6,000 requests for service annually for fire, rescue, emergency medical services, hazardous materials calls, and assorted alarms.

The District operates four fire stations, an Administrative Office, Community Risk Reduction Division, and Fleet Services Facility.  The District has several robust program areas including Community Risk Reduction, Community Education, Emergency Medical Services, Water Rescue, Fire Investigation, Hazardous Materials, Urban Search and Rescue, and Training.

In 2018, the District began moving towards a consolidation with Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District.  To date, the two agencies have been working collaboratively under shared-services agreements for mid-management, administrative services, training, community risk reduction, and logistics.

Central Fire Protection District has a publicly elected Board of Directors consisting of five members who are elected to four year, staggered terms.