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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Opportunity - Firefighters & Firefighter/Paramedics

The Central Fire District is currently accepting applications for Firefighters and Firefighter/Paramedics (this is in addition to our recruitment for Paid-Call Firefighters posted earlier). More details on these recruitments can be found on our Employment...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Job Opportunity - Paid Call Firefighters

The Central Fire District is currently accepting applications for Entry-Level Paid Call Firefighters. Application info and a detailed job description are available at: https://www.centralfpd.com/2156/Employment-Opportunities

Deadline to apply is no later t...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Free "Firescaping" Class Available 2/20/21

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Free "Firescaping" Class Available 2/20/21.

Mark your calendar for an online “Firescaping Workshop”

Free to All! This Saturday, February 20th at 10am, Central Coast Chapter of the California Landscape Contractor’s As...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Fire District Consolidation Completed!

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As of this morning, February 4, 2021, Central FPD and Aptos/La Selva FPD have officially consolidated into one District, now known as “Central Fire District of Santa Cruz County”. The District would like to extend thanks to all the sta...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

LAFCO Public Hearing Re: Fire District Consolidation

LAFCO NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Central & Aptos/La Selva Fire Consolidation

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 3, 2021, the Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Cruz County (LAFCO) will hold three public hear...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Free Sandbags and Sand Available

Central Fire District has FREE sand and bags available for residents, located in front of the Central Admin. Building, at 930 17th Avenue in Live Oak (to the right of the fenced area).

The Aptos Fire Station located at 6934 Soquel Drive now also has FREE s...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Offices Closed for MLK Jr. Day

Our Administration and Community Risk Reduction Offices will be closed this Monday, January 18th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We wish you a safe & fun holiday weekend.

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Fire Chief Chosen for Central FPD

John Walbridge

It’s official! In a unanimous vote by our Board of Directors yesterday, we are proud to announce the appointment of our new Fire Chief, John Walbridge!  
Chief Walbridge has been serving as the Interim Fire Chief since July 2020, and has...
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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Backyard Burning Ban Lifted Dec. 16th

Following the recent rainfall, CAL FIRE's Santa Cruz-San Mateo Unit has lifted the suspension of burning within the State Responsibility Area in San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties.

Backyard Burn Permits may now be acquired via our website, at https...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

NOTICE OF LAFCO PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Cruz County (LAFCO) will hold a protest hearing regarding the fire consolidation approved by LAFCO on November 4, 2020. The proposed term...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

LAFCO Public Hearing 11/4/20 Video Available

Due to several requests, the 11/4/2020 LAFCO meeting (including the Public Hearing re: District Consolidation) is now viewable on YouTube, at the following linkhttps://youtu.be/GeacyIV4OKY  

For more info on District consolidation betwe...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing - District Consolidation

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Public Hearing Re: District Consolidation 11/4/20

On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., the Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Cruz County will hold their regular meeting, which will include a Public Hearing to discuss the proposed consolid...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Stuff the Boot Saturday Fundraiser

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Saturday, October 17th, 2020

2300 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

KSCO Radio is organizing Stuff-The-Boot-Saturday to thank the volunteer fire departments of Santa Cruz County. All proceeds of this d...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Fire Prevention Week Oct 4th - 10th

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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

October 4th – October 10th, 2020

Aptos/La Selva & Central Fire Protection Districts would like to announce the observance of Fire Prevention Week.  

The fire safety theme this year is “Serve Up Fire Safet...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Town Hall Meeting Recording Available

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A recording of the September 30, 2020 Town Hall Meeting regarding District consolidation is available at: https://youtu.be/XAciw9_BR2g. Thank you to all the officials, District employees and members of the public who participated and gave input into this ...

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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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