What's New - October 2018 Minimize

Cancer Awareness Week - 2018

Aptos/La Selva Firefighters will be donning pink shirts through the month of October, to show support for Cancer Awareness Week. In addition, the Aptos Firefighters Union Local 3535 will be running a "Fill the Boot" campaign to raise funds for the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, which combines basic science, clinical research, epidemiology/cancer control and patient care from throughout the University of California, San Francisco system. To learn more about the Center, visit their website at http://cancer.ucsf.edu/about/.

Residents may donate to the fundraiser online, by clicking the logo below: 

A boot will be kept at each engine for collection, as well as at our upcoming Open House event this Sunday, 11-3 PM. If donating by check, please make payable directly to "UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center".

A/LSFD Open House - Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018

The annual Open House event was a huge success this year, with a crowd of 287 visitors attending. Many thanks to the volunteers that helped to make this event happen, including participants from the following agencies:

Santa Cruz County Sheriffs California Highway Patrol
State Parks Lifeguards CERT Teams
American Red Cross Salvation Army
Soquel Creek Water District American Medical Response

We had a variety of fun and informative activities scheduled this year, including Junior Firefighter activities, live demonstrations, a bounce house, fire engine tours and a variety of safety and disaster preparedness booths that were fun for all ages. We hope to have even more planned for next year's event!

Fire Prevention Week - Oct 7 – 13, 2018


Fire Prevention Week is coming October 7th through 13th. The theme this year is: “LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN. BE AWARE – FIRE CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE!”

Per the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), this theme focuses on three basic yet vital steps to reduce the likelihood of having a fire––and how to escape safely in the event of one:

LOOK

  • Look for places fires could start. Take a good look around your home, to identify potential fire hazards and remove them.


LISTEN

  • Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home, where everyone knows to meet.


LEARN

  • Learn at least 2 ways out of every room. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.


This helpful video gives a brief tutorial on how to start your home escape plan:




For more information on fire prevention week, visit www.nfpa.org.


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!

CONTINUE TO CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY


Safety Recalls Minimize

Click the image below for information on current product safety recalls.


Board Meeting Info Minimize

NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING: Thursday, November 8, 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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