What's New - January 2019 Minimize

Winter Heating Safety Tips

The next few months bring colder weather - and with it, an increased risk for heating-related fires.  Unsurprisingly, approximately half of home heating fires are reported during the months of December, January and February.  The NFPA has several tips regarding home heating safety available on their website.  Some of these tips include:

  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from heating equipment like furnaces, fireplaces, wood stoves or portable space heaters.
  • Have a three foot "kid-free zone" around open fires and space heaters.
  • NEVER use your oven to heat your home.
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
  • ALWAYS remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be completely cool before putting them in a metal container.  Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.

Tree Recycling Info

Contrary to prior years, A/LSFPD Station 1 will not be hosting a tree recycling bin this January. GreenWaste now offers curbside pickup at residences within the service area. Undecorated, unflocked holiday trees can be picked up curbside during the first three regularly scheduled pickup days in January. Please remove the stand, cut larger trees to approximately 6-foot lengths, and place the sections next to your yard trimmings container on your regular service day. Alternately, trees can be dropped off at the Buena Vista Landfill at 1231 Buena Vista Dr, Watsonville, CA 95076.  Note: if your tree has been treated with spray-flocking, it is no longer recyclable. Pieces can be cut down and disposed of in your regular trash bin, but curbside pickup will not be available.

For more information on tree recycling services, visit: http://www.greenwaste.com/santa-cruz-county/residential-services, or call the Santa Cruz County Recycles program at 831-454-2160.

Holiday Hours

The A/LSFD Admin. Office will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, for the New Years holiday, and Monday, January 18, 2019, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal office hours are 8 am to 5 pm weekdays, and closed for lunch from 12 pm to 1 pm.

Reverse 911 Alert Registration Minimize

The CodeRED notification system sends important messages to residents and businesses within Santa Cruz & San Benito Counties in the event of emergency situations or critial community alerts.

Click on either link above to include your cellular or VOIP phone in the Emergency Notification system used by Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1 personnel.

The system has the capability of sending thousands of messages in a very short time based on geographic location of an incident. Examples of notifications include: evacuations, bio-terrorism alerts, missing person reports, and severe weather alerts.

NOTE: If you are having issues enrolling your contact information into CodeRED, try using a different web browser. For more info on CodeRED alerts, visit Santa Cruz Regional 911 website at www.scr911.org.

Living With Fire - PDF Minimize

Click the picture below to download "Living With Fire In Santa Cruz County", a comprehensive guide to protecting your home and property from the threat of a major wildland fire.  For more useful information on wildfire prevention and safety, you can visit www.preventwildfireca.org.  

Customer Satisfaction Survey Minimize

IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE POSSIBLE,The Aptos/La Selva Fire District would like to hear from community members who have recently received fire or paramedic services. 

IF YOU RECEIVED A POSTCARD FROM US, please click on the link below to continue. Your comments are important and valuable to us, and will be used to evaluate and improve the quality of service provided by our organization. Thank you for your participation!


Safety Recalls Minimize

Click the image below for information on current product safety recalls.

Board Meeting Info Minimize

NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING: Wednesday, February 13, 2018 @ 7 PM

Our Board of Directors typically meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 PM, in addition to Special Meetings (scheduled as needed), in the upstairs Multi-Purpose Room at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA  95003.  All meetings are open to the public. For information on current agendas, as well as general information on our Board of Directors, click the graphics below.


NOTE: Per Brown Act compliance, Regular Board Meeting Agendas will be posted a minimum of 72 hours prior to the date/time of the meeting. Special Meetings will be posted a minimum of 24 hours prior. If you would like to receive direct email notices regarding meeting Agendas, as they become available, please click the icon below to sign up for our mailing list.


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Public Records Request Minimize

Click the image below to request a Public Records request.  The attached form can be mailed or brought in person to our Administrative Office at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA 95003.

Citizen Complaints Minimize

The Fire Chief will ensure that all complaints are fully investigated. Click the graphic below to access our online Citizen Complaint Form.

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