Next Regular Board Meeting: Thursday, December 11th, 7:00 PM

All meetings are held at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos, unless otherwise noted. Agendas are posted on our Board of Directors page.

What's New - November 2014 Minimize
Annual Food & Toy Drives Underway

Beginning the first week of November, all of our 3 station locations will be accepting donations of non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys for Second Harvest Food Bank and Toys for Tots.  When donating food, please make sure your food is non-perishable, and packaging is unbroken.  When donating toys, please bring only new toys, no wrapping, no toys of aggression (play guns, knives, etc.) and no stuffed animals without factory-sealed plastic. Donations of cash/checks for either charity can be dropped off at our main Admin office at 6934 Soquel Drive, or can be mailed directly to the addresses below:

Second Harvest Food Bank
Toys for Tots - Santa Cruz County
800 Ohlone Parkway
Watsonville, CA  95076
Donations can also be made by phone at: 722-7110 ext 210  *OR* online at www.thefoodbank.org.
1961 Main Street #113
Watsonville, CA  95076
For questions, call Delilah at 722-9566, or

Holiday Hours

The A/LSFD Admin. Office will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 11th for Veterans Day, and Thur. Nov. 27th & Friday Nov. 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!

Burn Ban Update

A recent SC Sentinel article mentioned that the Burn Ban had been lifted for Santa Cruz County as of November 17th.  To clarify, this does NOT mean that backyard burning is allowed early.  Agricultural burns are allowed with permits, within the guidelines and approval of the Monterey Bay Air Pollution Control District. The backyard burn season begins December 1st, and permits may be obtained in our Admin. Office (beginning in December) at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos. 


2014 Smoke Alarm Updates Minimize
Effective July 1, 2014, all battery powered smoke alarms or combination (smoke & CO alarms) must contain a sealed 10-year battery. The CA State Fire Marshal recommends replacing all smoke alarms every 10 years, and testing those alarms twice a year to ensure proper operation. For best results, install smoke alarms in each bedroom and on each level of the home. Also effective July 1st, 2011 all homes are required to install carbon monoxide alarms. Carbon monoxide is the #1 cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the U.S.For more details on the new smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm legislation, please click the document link above, or visit the Office of the State Fire Marshal's website at www.osfm.fire.ca.gov.

Changes to 2010 Legislation Minimize
As of July 1st 2011 the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 goes into effect. The act requires that all single-family dwellings have a California State Fire Marshal approved carbon monoxide detector installed. In addition, all other dwelling units will be required to do so on or before January 1st of 2013. More information is available in the document listed below.
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SCAM ALERT - Beware of False "Firefighter Charity" Calls Minimize

Residents of Aptos and the surrounding area are being targeted by a phone scam operation.  Callers claim to be firefighters with the Aptos/La Selva Fire District, who are collecting money for a Burn Foundation (or other) charity cause.  We urge the public to NOT give any credit card information, bank numbers or other personal info to these callers.  They are not associated with the District in any way, and local law enforcement has been alerted to the issue.  These callers seem to be using rotating cell phone numbers with a local (831) area code, which disconnects immediately after calling.

Living With Fire - PDF Minimize




Assembly Bill X1 29 was signed into law on July 7, 2011, approving the new annual Fire Prevention Fee to pay for fire prevention services within the SRA (State Responsibility Area). Some residents within our District will be receiving letters regarding these annual fees, as their homes fall under the mutual response area covered by both our District and the State Department of Forestry. For more information on these fees, click the link below to our SRA Information Page.

Board of Directors Minimize


Click the graphic above for information on current A/LSFD Board of Directors Agendas, Minutes, and other helpful information.

FF of the Year 2013 Minimize

Congratulations to FF/PM Ryan Peters for being chosen as 2013's VFW Firefighter of the Year!


VFW Commander Chuck Woodson presented his award at the Feb. 13th Board Meeting.  He was also commended by multiple leaders of local charities for his fundraising and volunteer work through the Santa Cruz 9-1-1 network.

Safety Alert: Sky Lanterns Minimize
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