What's New - July 2018 Minimize

Weed Abatment Program Update

The weed abatement contractor for the District has completed mowing of vacant parcels within the District, and invoices have been sent to the owners of said parcels for services rendered. Those fees not paid by the given deadline of August 1 will appear on the upcoming FY 2018-2019 Property Tax bills. To see a full list of parcels included in this seasons Weed Abatement services, visit our Weed Abatement Page.

4th of July - Celebrate Safely!

According to recent CPSC Data, an average of 250 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday. Celebrate safely and smart this season, by refraining from the use of consumer fireworks!

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

Safe and fun local activities for the 4th include: The Worlds Shortest Parade on Soquel Dr. (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 shows at Skypark in Scotts Valley, or the “Fire in the Sky” show at Watsonville Airport.

For more info on Aptos-specific events, visit the Aptos Chamber of Commerce website at www.aptoschamber.com.

NOTE: Our Admin Office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, for the holiday. Please call the SCR911 office at 831-471-1121 to report any sightings of illegal fireworks (note: please try to obtain accurate address info before reporting, to aid responders). Messages left on the Admin. phone will not be heard until Thursday, July 5th.

BBQ Grilling Safety

The Fourth of July is the #1 grilling holiday in the U.S., with around 87% of Americans celebrating by throwing or attending a backyard cookout. As fun as these are, it’s also a time to be particularly aware of fire safety (in 2015, a whopping 8,600 fires were started at 4th of July BBQ events). This short yet informative video from the NFPA gives some very helpful tips for those planning to fire up the grill this holiday:



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, August 16, 2018

NOTE: The August Regular Board Meeting has been rescheduled from Thursday, 8/9/18, to Thursday, 8/16/18. 

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: An amendment was made to Page 38 (4.8.4) of the July 12, 2018 Board Packet, to include a billing correction added after the original posting. Correction was posted online July 9, 2018 at 9 a.m.

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.


FY 2018-19 Preliminary Budget Minimize


On June 14, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District adopted a Fiscal Year 2018-19 Preliminary Budget.

Copies of the budget may be obtained by clicking the button above, or visiting the Administration Office located at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos, from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

On September 13, 2018 at 7 PM, the Board of Directors will meet at the same location to approve a Final Budget. Any person may appear and be heard regarding any item contained in the budget or regarding the addition of other items to the budget.

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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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