UPCOMING BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS Minimize

Next Regular Board Meeting: Wednesday, August 13, 7:00 PM

All meetings are held at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos, unless otherwise noted. Agendas are posted on our Board of Directors page.


What's New - July 2014 Minimize

4th Of July - Celebrate Safely!

According to a recent NFPA report, an estimated 17,800 reported fires were started in the U.S. with fireworks in 2011 alone, with nearly 9,000 fireworks-related injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms.

Fireworks are illegal in all parts of unincorporated Santa Cruz County, including areas covered by the Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District, which includes Aptos, La Selva Beach, Day Valley and Rio Del Mar.  Fireworks purchased in Watsonville shall remain and be used only within the city limits of Watsonville.  Please check out their safety guidelines here.  Use of fireworks outside of Watsonville city limits can result in fines of $1000.   

Safe and fun activities for the 4th include: The Worlds Shortest Parade on Soquel Drive (near State Park), the La Selva Beach 4th of July Parade, the "Party in the Park" event at Aptos Village Park, the Firecracker 5k/10k race at Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz, or the professionally produced fireworks show at Skypark in Scotts Valley.

For more information on local 4th of July events, visit the Aptos Chamber of Commerce website at http://aptoschamber.com/event/4th-of-july-festivities/

NOTE: The A/LSFD Admin Office will be closed on July 4th for the holiday.  Please call the Sheriff's office to report any sightings of illegal fireworks.  Messages left on the Admin. phone will not be heard until the following Monday.

 


Changes to 2010 Legislation Minimize
As of July 1st 2011 the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 goes into effect. The act requires that all single-family dwellings have a California State Fire Marshal approved carbon monoxide detector installed. In addition, all other dwelling units will be required to do so on or before January 1st of 2013. More information is available in the document listed below.
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FF of the Year 2013 Minimize

Congratulations to FF/PM Ryan Peters for being chosen as 2013's VFW Firefighter of the Year!


 

VFW Commander Chuck Woodson presented his award at the Feb. 13th Board Meeting.  He was also commended by multiple leaders of local charities for his fundraising and volunteer work through the Santa Cruz 9-1-1 network.

SRA FEE INFORMATION Minimize

 

Assembly Bill X1 29 was signed into law on July 7, 2011, approving the new annual Fire Prevention Fee to pay for fire prevention services within the SRA (State Responsibility Area). Some residents within our District will be receiving letters regarding these annual fees, as their homes fall under the mutual response area covered by both our District and the State Department of Forestry. For more information on these fees, click the link below to our SRA Information Page.


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Click the graphic above for information on current A/LSFD Board of Directors Agendas, Minutes, and other helpful information.


Safety Alert: Sky Lanterns Minimize
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SCAM ALERT - Beware of False "Firefighter Charity" Calls Minimize

Residents of Aptos and the surrounding area are being targeted by a phone scam operation.  Callers claim to be firefighters with the Aptos/La Selva Fire District, who are collecting money for a Burn Foundation (or other) charity cause.  We urge the public to NOT give any credit card information, bank numbers or other personal info to these callers.  They are not associated with the District in any way, and local law enforcement has been alerted to the issue.  These callers seem to be using rotating cell phone numbers with a local (831) area code, which disconnects immediately after calling.


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