What's New - March 2019 Minimize

Community Risk Reduction Division

Starting on April 1st, our Fire Prevention Bureau will be combining with Central FPD's Fire Prevention to become the Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Division for both Districts. This change will become effective beginning April 1st, 2019.

Earlier this month, the Board of Directors for both Central Fire and Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection Districts voted to enter into a shared services agreement for both of their respective Fire Prevention Divisions. 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.

If you have any questions regarding this change or shared services between the Central Fire and Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection Districts, please contact Fire Chief Aaron Lowe directly at (831) 685-6690, or email aaronl@aptosfire.com.

Central FPD Hiring Fire Inspector

Central Fire Protection District of Santa Cruz County is currently seeking a Fire Inspector (non-safety). This position would be working, as part of the Shared Services agreement, with the Community Risk Reduction Division (serving both Central and Aptos/La Selva FPD's). For more details, including job description and application, visit: http://www.centralfpd.com/2156/Current-Openings. Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 28th at 5:00PM.  

Power Line Safety

When March winds pick up, so does the potential for downed power lines, and the hazardous situations they present. If you see a downed power line, remember to stay a minimum of 25’ away from the line, as the ground beneath it can become charged as well.  Then call 9-1-1 to report the line, so emergency services can be dispatched to secure the area.  You can learn more about power line safety at PG&E’s Electrical Safety Page: https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/electrical-safety/electrical-safety.page, or the EFSI (Electrical Safety Foundation International) website, at: http://www.esfi.org/overhead-power-line-safety

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.

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.

Annual Report 2018 Minimize

Click the cover graphic below to view the Aptos/La Selva FPD Annual Report for CY 2018. Hard copies of this report are also available at our Administration Office at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA  95003.

Board Meeting Info Minimize

NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING: Thursday, March 14, 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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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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