Mission, Vision, & Values

Our Mission

The Mission of Central Fire District of Santa Cruz County is to preserve quality of life for the citizens and visitors of the communities we serve by protecting lives, property, and the environment through emergency response, community risk reduction, and education.

Our Vision

It is the Vision of Central Fire District of Santa Cruz County to: 

  • Position the fire district securely (operationally, financially, and politically) through and beyond economic uncertainty while creating a resilient, predictable, and sustainable future. 
  • Be a leader in the fire service, respected for our excellence in service delivery, our dedication to the community, and our commitment to our personnel.
  • Provide exemplary customer service, be fiscally responsible, and support a regional approach to collaboration and progressive innovation.
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We value safety as a priority in all our actions and take appropriate steps to maintain and improve the well-being of the community and our personnel.


We value service by being prepared to serve with respect and compassion at any moment with knowledgeable and committed personnel.


We value professionalism through our readiness, leadership, and work ethic to provide the highest standards of service with dedication, teamwork, and respect.