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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Do You Have Defensible Space Around Your Home? Here Are Some Tips:

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Although Santa Cruz County has experienced recent rains and has more rain in the forecast, maintaining defensible space around your home should still be a priority project on your radar.  As we have seen with recent devastating fires like those i...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

We're Now on Social Media!

We're excited to introduce a new way for you to connect with us... on social media!  Central Fire can now connect with residents through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Nextdoor.  As part of our goal to better engage with residents and...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Backyard Burn Season Now Open

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The annual backyard burn season for burning vegetation runs from December 1st through April 30th. Residents of one or two family dwellings (who meet the requirements specified) must obtain a permit for backyard burning at our Administrative Office at 930 ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

We Have Sandbags!

We have received a shipment of sand and sandbags that is available for use by residents of Central Fire Protection District in limited quantities to prevent potential flooding.  We ask that residents limit themselves to 5 sandbags per household i...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Central Fire Protection District would like to remind everyone to have a safe Thanksgiving. Here are some tips for a fire safe holiday:

  • Never leave food cooking unattended
  • Do not wear loose clothing while cooking
  • Turn handles from pots and pans in and away f...
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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Halloween Safety Tips

Central Fire Protection District would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween!  As you get ready to head out the door for some trick-or-treating this year, keep the following Halloween Safety Tips in mind...

  • Carry a flashlight when trick...
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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Central Fire Firefighters Help Bella the Dog Get Home Safe

Bella, a Shepard mix, broke her leash and took a short journey in rural Soquel. Bella ended up falling halfway down a cliff on Muir Drive. Bella’s leash became tangled in the brush and she was unable to move or climb her way to solid ground. The...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Central Firefighters Raise $2,859.00 for Fellow First Responders

The 2018 National First Responder Fund Stair Climb  took place on September 8th, 2018 in Downtown San Francisco. Central Fire assembled a team to climb the 1,200 stairs that run from the bottom to the top of the Bank of America Building. &ldq...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Incident Report - 450A Tola Ranch Road Structure Fire

CENTRAL FIRE DISTRICT

INFORMATION

INCIDENT MEDIA RELEASE

DATE OF INCIDENT: 9/19/18

DISPATCH TIME: 19:52

TYPE OF INCIDENT: Structure Fire

LOCATION OF INCIDENT: 450A Tola Ranch Road, Soquel, CA

OCCUPANT/OWNER OF PROPERTY: Larry & Margaret Sanders

BRIEF SCENARIO...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Now Available! Mid County Fire Agency Consolidation Study and Service Review Report

Central Fire has received the final version of ESCI’s Mid County Fire Agency Consolidation Study and Service Review Report.  The electronic copy is available for download on our 'Key Documents' page here, and a hard-copy will be availab...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Earth Day and Fire Safety

NEWS RELEASE

CONTACT:  FIRE PREVENTION DIVISION

ATTN: Mike DEMARS-PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

PHONE: (831) 479-6843                         &a...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Earthquake Safety Month

NEWS RELEASE

CONTACT:  FIRE PREVENTION DIVISION

ATTN: MIKE DEMARS - PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

PHONE: (831) 479-6843                         ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms

Kidde has recalled two models of dual sensor smoke alarms due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.  A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Standards of Cover & Management/Administrative Assessment released!

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The goal of this assessment is to identify both the current service level and services desired, and then to assess the District’s ability to provide them. After understanding gaps in operations and resources, we can refer to recommendations to m...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Our 2019-2021 Fleet Services Business Plan is now available!

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Central Fire Protection District's Fleet Services Business Plan is a comprehensive three-year strategic plan that serves as a guide in providing direction to the Division and our customers as we forecast future needs.  You can view this report an...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Our 2017 Annual Report is Now Available!

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Central Fire Protection District publishes an Annual Report that gives an overview of District activities and highlights the accomplishments of each of our Divisions over the previous calendar year.  You can view it here.

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Posted on: April 19, 2011

Stay Connected

Notify Me allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of email lists. Receive email or text message updates regarding the information you have requested. Check out Notify Me today  by clicking on the 'Notify Me' icon located ...

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