ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
The Annual Open House will be held on Sunday, October 16th, from 11 AM – 3 PM. Come watch live demonstrations, explore the inside of a fire engine or ambulance, meet a variety of local firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement, dispatchers and other emergency personnel, and shake paws with Patches the fire dog. Our younger visitors can play at our fire safety coloring table, take the Junior Firefighter Challenge and take a romp in the bounce house as they learn important tips for fire and life safety. To read the official Board of Directors Proclamation regarding Fire Prevention Week and the upcoming Open House event, click the link here.
October 9th through 15th is Fire Prevention Week! This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.”
Recent NFPA survey data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced. See the video below for helpful tips on smoke alarm maintenance:
LOMA FIRE UPDATE
As of Oct. 3, 2016, the Loma Fire burning in the Santa Cruz Mountains was 81% contained at 4,474 acres. As residents begin to rebuild, beware of false charities collecting for the Loma Fire victims (particularly door-to-door and phone solicitations for funds). Some official drop-off locations for donations for the victims are listed below. For more locations, visit the Monterey County Community Resilience Program at: https://montereyco.recovers.org/.
- Salvation Army of Gilroy: Address: 6701 Camino Arroyo, Gilroy, CA 95020, Phone: (408) 842-3991 ~ Accepting donations of clothing, household goods and toys.
- Salvation Army of Santa Cruz: Address: 812 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 429-8118 ~ Accepting donations of clothing, bedding, materials, and food donations.
- Second Harvest Food Bank: Address: 800 Ohlone Pkwy, Watsonville, CA 95076, Phone: (831) 722-7110 ~ Accepting bulk food donations & smaller items.
NOW HIRING - Accounting Specialist/Administrative Assistant
The Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District is currently seeking a full-time Accounting Specialist/Administrative Assistant. Applications and job announcement (with a description of the duties and qualifications required) are available on our Career Planning Page. Final filing for this position is Friday, October 21, no later than 3:00 PM (postmarks and faxed applications/resumes will not be accepted).