2014 Smoke Alarm Updates Minimize
Effective July 1, 2014, all battery powered smoke alarms or combination (smoke & CO alarms) must contain a sealed 10-year battery. The CA State Fire Marshal recommends replacing all smoke alarms every 10 years, and testing those alarms twice a year to ensure proper operation. For best results, install smoke alarms in each bedroom and on each level of the home. Also effective July 1st, 2011 all homes are required to install carbon monoxide alarms. Carbon monoxide is the #1 cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the U.S.For more details on the new smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm legislation, please click the document link above, or visit the Office of the State Fire Marshal's website at www.osfm.fire.ca.gov.

KNOX Box Orders Minimize

As of January 1st, 2019 Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District now allows residents and businesses of the District to order Knox Box products online through our ordering portal: http://www.knoxbox.com/2542

Knox Box Entry Systems provide emergency access for fire district personnel in the event that a building or property is unoccupied during an emergency, or that the occupant is unable to admit fire district personnel to building or property. Knox Boxes are required on all commercial buildings and Knox switches are required for all motorized gates within the Fire District.

PLEASE NOTE: this online ordering portal is ONLY for residents and businesses within the Aptos/La Selva FPD. Are you unsure if your property is within our District? Are you curious about whether a Knox Box might be a good idea for your property? Are you wondering which products to order? Contact our Fire Prevention Division at (831) 685-6690.

Smoke & CO Detectors - 2014 Legislation Changes Minimize

Click the graphic above for updated info on Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector Alarm legislation.

ISO Rating Minimize
The Aptos/La Selva FPD ISO Rate (for insurance purposes) is listed as a Class 2, as of 2016. See below document for a detailed report on this rating.
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Changes to 2010 Legislation Minimize
As of July 1st 2011 the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 went 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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