Where can I recycle a fire extinguisher?

Fire extinguishers may be recycled by taking them to the Buena Vista Landfill Hazardous Waste Disposal Area. Central Fire District does not accept empty or expired fire extinguishers for disposal. Buena Vista Landfill Hazardous Waste Disposal Area 1231 Buena Vista Drive Watsonville, CA 95076 (831) 454-5153

How many sets of plans do I need to submit for plan review?

Two sets of plans are required at the time of submission and must be accompanied by a completed building permit application. Fees for plan review will apply.

Learn more about plan review requirements.

Does Central Fire District have free sandbags?

Yes! Sand and sandbags are available to residents of Central Fire District in limited quantities during storm season to combat potential flooding conditions. Sand and sandbags are located at the Central Fire District fire station located at 4747 Soquel Drive in Soquel, and at the Aptos station at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Residents are responsible for filling their own bags and are limited to 5 bags per residence.

Learn more about where to find sandbags.

Can I get help changing my smoke alarm batteries?

Yes! Because a functioning smoke alarm is a critical part of home fire safety, we are happy to provide assistance to residents of the District if they are unable to change their smoke alarm batteries. If you would like help replacing the batteries in your smoke alarm, please call our Community Risk Reduction Division during business hours at (831) 685-6698. Working smoke alarms save lives!

Learn more about our Smoke Alarm Program.

Can I bring fireworks to Central Fire District for disposal?

No! Central Fire District will not accept fireworks for disposal. Please contact the CAL FIRE office located in Felton, CA at (831) 335-5355 to learn about your options for appropriately disposing of fireworks.

Can I have a fire engine come to my kid's birthday party?

Unfortunately, no. Although we would love to help our District's future firefighters celebrate their special day, because of our day-to-day emergency response volume we are unable accommodate requests to attend birthday parties or other similar events.