In 1987, Central Fire Protection District was created from the consolidation of the Capitola, Live Oak and Soquel Fire Districts.
Central Fire Protection District serves 28 square miles and encompasses the communities of Live Oak, Soquel, and Capitola. The resident population is in excess of 55,000, with a seasonal influx during the summer. The District responds to over 5,700 requests for service annually to fire, rescue, emergency medical services, hazardous materials calls, and assorted alarms.
The District operates four fire stations, an Administrative Office, Fire Prevention Division, and Fleet Services Facility. The District has several robust program areas including Fire Prevention, Community Education, Emergency Medical Services, Water Rescue, Fire Investigation, Hazardous Materials, Urban Search and Rescue, and Training.
Central Fire Protection District has seven Board members who are elected to four year, staggered terms and represent the more than 55,000 residents of the District.