Community Risk Reduction Division
Starting April 1st, Aptos/La Selva and Central Fire Prevention Districts began working as one combined Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Division for both Districts. This change is part of a Shared Services Agreement with Central FPD, approved at the February 13th Board of Directors Meeting. This joint operation is an effort to combine services and cut costs for both Fire Districts.
CRR personnel will retain their autonomy as members of their respective Fire Districts. However, personnel from both agencies will report to one Fire Marshal and work from one office, at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos.
As a result of this change, there is now a direct phone line for Community Risk Reduction Division, for all calls regarding plan checks, fire code inquiries and other Prevention-related matters. The direct line is 831-685-6698. For all other inquiries, the main Administration Office line has not changed (831-685-6690).
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 contractor 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.
Burn Season Ends April 30, 2019
The Backyard Burn season is coming to a close on Sunday, April 30, 2019. No burning will be allowed after this date, until the season opens again in December 2019. For those wanting to burn in the month of April, burn permits are available at our Administration Office, during normal business hours (8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday).