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A/LSFPD Welcomes New Fire Chief

The Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District Board of Directors is pleased to announce their selection of Aaron Lowe as the District's new Fire Chief.

After a thorough five-month nationwide recruitment and selection process, Chief Lowe was selected from a field of 31 applicants. As a 24-year veteran of the fire service, Chief Lowe has worked in all operational ranks, from firefighter up to Interim Fire Chief for the City of Chico, California. He has also served as a member of U. S. Forest Service’s Incident Management Teams for the past 13 years. Chief Lowe has had extensive experience managing multiple divisions within the fire service, including Operations, Training, Community Risk Reduction, and the City of Chico’s Emergency Management/Disaster Preparedness program.

With an Associate Degree in Fire Service Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Administration, Chief Lowe comes well prepared to lead the District into the future. His experience serving as an active member in State and National emergency management associations as well as involvement with several community non-profit organizations makes him very well suited to serve and protect the citizens and visitors of the Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District.

“We are excited to welcome Aaron to the Aptos/La Selva family,” said Board President Joe Foster. “In addition to his wealth of experience, it was Aaron’s enthusiasm for the position and his desire to be a part of the community that shined through during the selection process.”

Chief Lowe is married to his wife of seventeen years, and is the proud father of two sons.

Badge Pin/Service Award Ceremony May 3, 2018

The Aptos/La Selva FPD Invites all employees and family to attend a very special Badge Pinning & Award Ceremony on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The ceremony itself is open to District employees and family members only, due to room capacity limits. A public reception to meet & greet the recipients will begin directly following the ceremony (approximately 6:30 PM, in the Apparatus room at Station 1 - 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos). All members of the community are welcome to attend this reception!
Recipients include:

  • Fire Chief Aaron Lowe - Promotional Badge Pinning for Fire Chief
  • Captain Mike Kretsch - Service Pin, 20 years
  • FF/PM Zach Wilson - Service Pin, 10 years
  • Captain Nigel Miller - Service Pin, 10 years
  • FF/PM Carl Steinmetz - Service Pin, 5 years
  • FF/PM Dan Hamilton - Service Pin, 5 years
  • FF Miguel Rodriguez - Promotional Badge Pinning, Firefighter

Pancake Breakfast - May 6, 2018

Aptos/La Selva Firefighters Local 3535 will hold thier annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 6, 2018, from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Come enjoy hot pancakes, eggs, bacon and all the fixings, served up by your local firefighters! The event will be held at the La Selva Beach Clubhouse, next to the fire station, at 314 Estrella Drive, La Selva Beach. Cost is only $10 for adults, and free to children 10 years old and younger. Proceeds for the event will benefit worthwhile charities such as the Fallen Officers Foundation, Burn Foundation and Jacob's Heart.  We hope to see you there!

Weed Abatement

Starting in mid-April, property owners of vacant lots will be receiving notices of Weed Abatement Correction for any parcels they own within the Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District. If you are one of these recipients, it is imperative that you respond to this mailer as soon as possible, stating your preference to either abate the weeds privately or have the District contractor perform the cutting service. If weeds are not cleared by the deadline stated on the notice (June 1st), our contrator will perform the abatement and the property owner will be billed accordingly. A list of licensed weed abatement contractors is available at the link below. For questions regarding our Weed Abatement program, visit our Weed Abatement page or call our Administration Office at 831-685-6690.


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  

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.

Fire Chief Aaron Lowe Minimize

Fire Chief Aaron Lowe has been selected as the new Fire Chief for Aptos/La Selva FPD. 

Board Meeting Info Minimize

NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING: Thursday, June 14, 2018

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.

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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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