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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Town Hall Meeting - District Consolidation

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Supervisors John Leopold and Zach Friend will be hosting a Town Hall meeting via Zoom on September 30th, 2020, at 6:00 PM, to discuss the proposed consolidation between Aptos/La Selva FPD and Central FPD of Santa Cruz County.

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Update on August Lightning Complex Fires

UPDATED 08/19/20 @ 1600 hrs:

Aptos/La Selva FPD and Central FPD continue to closely monitor the fires burning in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties known as the CZU Lightning Complex, as well as fires burning in eastern Santa Clara County, known as the SCU ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - Final Budget Approval

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On May 12, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Central Fire Protection District of Santa Cruz County adopted a Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Preliminary Budget. Copies of the Preliminary Budget are available for viewing on our District website at https:/...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Notice of Teleconferenced Board Meeting

Notice of Teleconferenced Meeting - Central Fire

Central Fire Protection District will be holding a Board of Directors Meeting via teleconference on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-25-20 regarding COVID-19, members of the Central FPD District ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Notice of Teleconferenced Special Board Meeting

Notice of Teleconferenced Meeting - Central Fire

Central Fire Protection District will be holding a Special Board of Directors Meeting via teleconference on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-25-20 regarding COVID-19, members of the Central FPD...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Notice of Teleconferenced Special Board Meeting

Notice of Teleconferenced Meeting - Central Fire

Central Fire Protection District will be holding its Special Board of Directors Meeting via teleconference on Tuesday,June 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-25-20 regarding COVID-19, members of the Central FPD D...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Notice of Teleconferenced Special Board Meeting

Notice of Teleconferenced Meeting - Central Fire

Central Fire Protection District will be holding its Special Board of Directors Meeting via teleconference on Tuesday, April 28th at 2:00 pm.

Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-25-20 regarding COVID-19, members of the Central FPD Dis...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Chief's Message - COVID-19 Operational Update

Central Fire has made a number of updates to our operations in response to COVID-19 to limit our employees’ risk of infection so they can continue offering critical services to our community. Chief Steven Hall sat down to outline a few of these ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Administration & Community Risk Reduction Office Closures

To help reduce the potential for staff exposure to COVID-19, Administrative and Community Risk Reduction Offices will be closed until future notice. Although our offices will be closed, our staff will still be able to assist you as normal via phone and em...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

New! Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed in Santa Cruz County, we encourage residents and businesses to stay up-to-date on the current situation of the outbreak in our county and the current recommendations for preventing the contraction and spread ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

What is Carbon Monoxide & How Can a Detector Save Your Life?

A recent poll of our residents on Nextdoor showed that 86% of respondents are already using a carbon monoxide detector in their home, 9% are not using a carbon monoxide detector, and the remaining percentage are unsure if their home is equipped with carbo...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Our 2019 Annual Report is Now Available!

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The Central Fire Protection District 2019 Annual Report was presented at our Board of Director’s Meeting on Tuesday, February 11th.  The Annual Report gives an overview of District activities and highlights the accomplishments of each o...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Christmas Tree Disposal

With the Christmas holiday behind us and the New Year here, we would like to encourage residents to take down and properly dispose of their Christmas trees.  Dried-out Christmas trees are extremely flammable and pose a heightened fire danger if n...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

How To Conduct A Safe Backyard Burn

Planning a backyard burn?  Here are 8 tips for conducting a safe backyard burn:

1. Check the conditions.

Don’t burn when it’s windy or very dry.  Backyard burns are only allowed on permissible burn days as determined by...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Holiday Toy Drive Event - December 7th & 8th

Join us this Saturday and Sunday for a Holiday Toy Drive at the Capitola Mall!  This event will be hosted by Aptos/La Selva Fire, Central Fire, Capitola Police Department, and the Salvation Army.

Where: Capitola Mall (by the food court)

When: Satur...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

2019 Battle of the Badge Blood Drive

It's that time of year again!  Central Fire will be hosting our annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive on Saturday, December 14th, 2019 from 10AM-4PM at our Live Oak Fire Station at 930 17th Avenue.

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

2019-2020 Burn Season Notice

The 2019-2020 Backyard Burn Season is almost upon us!

The 2019-2020 Backyard Burn Season will run from December 1st, 2019 – April 3rd, 2020. All residents who wish to conduct a backyard burn MUST obtain a permit from the fire district where their...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Office Hours Notice - Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Our Administration Office will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We wish you a safe and happy holiday!

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

We are officially ONE WEEK OUT from the big day!  Did you know Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment?  With so much kitchen activity and so many people underfoot (especially children!), Th...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Now Accepting Second Harvest Food Bank Donations

Do you want to be a Hunger Hero this holiday season?

Central Fire is once again partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank to collect non-perishable food items for local families in need.  You can drop off your donation of non-perishable food items ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips - Central Fire

Halloween is CREEPING up on us! Central Fire Protection District wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween experience. Take a minute to read these 3 tips to make sure you and your family stay safe while trick-or-treating.

  1. SAFETY IN NUMBERS:Join kids under...
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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Enroll in CodeRED to Receive Emergency Alerts on Your Mobile Device

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If you had to evacuate your home or business, how would you know?

With wildfire evacuations currently taking place in some parts of California, how to get notified about evacuation orders should be at the top of your mind. The most common way residents and...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

New Resource: Survival Guide for Public Safety Power Shutoffs

Public Safety Power Shutoff Survival Guide - Central Fire

Public Safety Power Shutoffs have had a widespread effect on residents and businesses throughout Santa Cruz County over the past two weeks. With these power down events anticipated to become more common during wildfire season, we encourage residents and b...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Earthquake Preparedness - Before, During, & After

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With the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake coming up tomorrow on Thursday, October 17th and the small earthquakes that have been shaking up our area over the past few days, it’s safe to say that earthquake preparedness is at the top...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Join Us For Our Open House This Weekend!

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What are you up to this weekend?  Join us for our Annual Open House!

Saturday, October 12th 

11:00AM – 3:00PM

Aptos/La Selva Fire Station 1

6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA

This year is going to be our best year yet, with Central Fire a...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Generator Safety

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If you are planning to use a fuel powered generator during the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff, please review the following safety tips to ensure you are operating your generator safely. As always, please share this safety information with your frien...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Planned PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff - October 9th, 2019

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Based on current forecasted weather conditions, PG&E is planning a power shut-off that will include parts of Santa Cruz County.

More than 32,000 customers in the county could be impacted starting early Wednesday morning. This is a precautionary measure...

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