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Posted on: June 17, 2021

New Fee Schedule Approved, Effective 7/1/2021

FEE SCHEDULE FY 2021-22

The Central Fire District Board of Directors approved a resolution approving a new fee schedule for the consolidated District at their regular Board Meeting on June 10, 2021. This fee schedule will become effective July 1, 2021.

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

World's Shortest Parade Returns to Aptos

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The ever-popular World’s Shortest Parade is back! Come join Aptos Chamber of Commerce, Central Fire District and a number of other local participants this 4th of July at the World’s Shortest Parade in Aptos. 

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Preliminary Budget Adopted for FY 2021-2022

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The Central Fire District has approved the Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, at the June 10, 2021 Board of Directors Meeting. 

This Preliminary Budget is now viewable on our District Budget Page.

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Home Hardening & Fuel Reduction Property Tour

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Come join Central Fire District’s Deputy Fire Marshal Marco Mack for a FREE tour of a private home in Bonny Doon to learn techniques for wildfire preparedness. Q & A Session included with tour. Local homeowners LizAnne and Ken have worked over the pas...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Now Hiring - Fire Apparatus Technician

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Central Fire District is currently accepting applications for a Fire Apparatus Technician. Deadline to apply is June 18, 2021 at 5 PM. For a detailed job description and application instructions, visit our Employment Opportunities Page.

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Public Hearing Notice

The Board of Directors of the Central Fire District will consider adopting a proposed resolution establishing fees for permits and services.  If adopted, the revised fees are anticipated to be effective July 1, 2021. Copies of all related documen...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Safety Recall Issued for Kidde Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

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Kidde Smoke Alarm/ Carbon Monoxide Alarm Recall

Kidde is recalling the following models of TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms, due to the risk of these models failing to alert consumers to a fire. If you have any of the foll...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Backyard Burn Season Ends April 30th!

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Backyard Burn Season ends on Friday, April 30th. After 4 PM this day, no burn piles will be permitted until the start of Burn Season again in December (fire/weather conditions permitting).

For more information on Backyard Burn requirements, see our Burn Pe...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

CDC Guidelines for Vaccinated Adults

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The CDC has released new guidelines for residents that have received one of the COVID-19 vaccines. This information is now available on our website as well at the link provided. (photo courtesy of CDC.gov)

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Recall Notice: Fire Alarm Pull Stations

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Potter Electric Recalls Addressable Pull Stations Single/Dual Action Due to Failure to Alert to Fire

Potter Electric is recalling their Addressable Pull Stations Single/Dual Action Hazard units (see photo and product info below): The pull handle on some un...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Fire District Consolidation Completed!

Consolidation Complete

As of this morning, February 4, 2021, Central FPD and Aptos/La Selva FPD have officially consolidated into one District, now known as “Central Fire District of Santa Cruz County”. The District would like to extend thanks to all the staff, agencies and mem...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

LAFCO Public Hearing Re: Fire District Consolidation

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LAFCO NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Central & Aptos/La Selva Fire Consolidation

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 3, 2021, the Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Cruz County (LAFCO) will hold three public hear...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Free Sandbags and Sand Available

Sand Bags available

Central Fire District has FREE sand and bags available for residents, located in front of the Central Admin. Building, at 930 17th Avenue in Live Oak (to the right of the fenced area).

The Aptos Fire Station located at 6934 Soquel Drive now also has FREE s...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Fire Chief Chosen for Central Fire

Chief Walbridge

It’s official! In a unanimous vote by our Board of Directors yesterday, we are proud to announce the appointment of our new Fire Chief, John Walbridge!  
Chief Walbridge has been serving as the Interim Fire Chief since July 2020, and has been with...
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Posted on: December 7, 2020

NOTICE OF LAFCO PUBLIC HEARING

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Cruz County (LAFCO) will hold a protest hearing regarding the fire consolidation approved by LAFCO on November 4, 2020. The proposed term...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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We encourage residents and businesses to stay up-to-date on the current situation of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our county and the current recommendations for preventing the contraction and spread of COVID-19. We’ve assembled a resource page dedicated to C...

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