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Backyard Burn Season Begins December 1st

The annual backyard burn season for burning natural vegetation runs from December 1st 2018 through April 30th, 2019. Residents of one or two family dwellings (who meet the requirements specified) may obtain permits for backyard burning at our main Administrative Office at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Burning will be allowed on permissive "burn days" or "marginal burn days" only, as reported by the Monterey Bay Air Resources District. For status on burn days, you can call the MBARD at 1-800-CAL-BURN (225-2876), or visit their website at: www.mbard.org.

The burn status number will list separate zones for burn days – all permits issued for the Aptos/La Selva Fire District are listed in the “COASTAL” burn zone. Also, there is a minimum size requirement of at least ½ acre on residential properties to be considered for backyard burn permits, and the clearance requirements around burn piles has increased from 50’ to 100’, to be in compliance with current Monterey Bay Unified Air Resource District standards.

Backyard burning that is done without permits or on no-burn days will be subject to fines, where applicable. For more information on burn requirements, contact the Administrative Office at 831-685-6690.

Holiday Hours

The A/LSFD Admin. Office will be closed on the following dates for the holidays:

  • Monday, December 24
  • Tuesday, December 25
  • Monday, December 31
  • Tuesday, January 1

We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!

District Accepting Applications

The A/LSFPD is now accepting applications from individuals who meet the requirements for Fire Marshal and Deputy Fire Marshal (both positions are non-safety). Click the button below for full Job Announcements, Descriptions and Applications. Applicants will be required to submit a District application and a detailed resume to the Administrative Headquarters located at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA  95003, no later than 1700 hours on Friday, December 7th, 2018. (Postmarks not accepted).

Annual Food & Toy Drives Underway

The annual charity drives are in full swing, now accepting donations of non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys for Second Harvest Food Bank and Toys for Tots. When donating food, please make sure your food is non-perishable, and packaging is unbroken. When donating toys, please bring only new toys, no wrapping, no toys of aggression (play guns, knives, etc.) and no stuffed animals without factory-sealed plastic. Donations of cash/checks for either charity can be mailed directly to the addresses below:

Toys for Tots
Santa Cruz County
Second Harvest Food Bank
1961 Main Street #113
Watsonville, CA 95076

For questions, call Delilah at 722-9566, or
visit online: www.santacruzcounty.toysfortots.org.
800 Ohlone Parkway
Watsonville, CA 95076

Donations can also be made by phone at: 722-7110 ext 210 *OR* online:


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: Thursday, January 10, 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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