Board Meeting Info Minimize

A/LSFPD Board Meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of each month, in the Administration Building. These meetings are open to the public. For a copy of the complete agenda packet for the next Board Meeting, or to obtain agendas and minutes from prior meetings, as well as information on our Board of Directors, please click the links below. Additional copies of the current agenda are also available for the public at the meeting. Note: The April 13, 2017 meeting will be held in the Apparatus Bay at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA 95003.

The next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for May 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM




What's New - April 2017 Minimize

Weed Abatement

Starting in the first week of April, property owners of vacant lots will be receiving notices of Weed Abatement Correction for any parcels they own within the District. The District will NOT be providing contractor services during the 2017 season.  All vacant lot owners are responsible for their own mitigation efforts. A list of licensed weed abatement contractors is available at the link below.  The District may issue a citation on all vacant parcels that have not been cleared of combustible vegetation (weeds over 12” in height, sage brush, chapparal, poison oak, etc.) after June 1, 2017. 


Defensible Space Clearance

With fire season approaching, it’s time to begin thinking about creating “Defensible Space” around your home. Defensible space is an area adjacent to your home where the vegetation has been modified to reduce the wildfire threat and to provide an area where firefighters can effectively defend your property. For more information on creating your defensible space, please see the publication "Living With Fire" at the link provided, or click the photo to the right of this article.

Burn Season Ending April 30, 2017

The Backyard Burn season is coming to a close on Sunday, April 30, 2017. No burning will be allowed after this date, until the season opens again in December 2017. For those wanting to burn in the month of April, burn permits are available at our Administration Office, during normal business hours (8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday).

Public Hearing Notice

The Board of Directors of the Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection 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, 2017.  Copies of all related documents are available for review during regular business hours at the District Administrative Office.

The District will hold a Public Hearing to discuss this proposed Resolution at the Regular Board Meeting scheduled on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held in the upstairs Multi-Purpose room at Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District Administrative Office, located at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA  95003. All interested persons are invited to be present and be heard. Written communications may be directed to:  Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District Board of Directors, 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003. For further information, contact Trevor Dirksen, Division Chief, Fire Marshal, at (831) 685-6690.

CERT Classes for April-May

Are you prepared for the next big disaster? Santa Cruz County CERT Council offers Community Emergency Response Team training for neighborhood groups, individuals and businesses wanting to learn disaster preparedness skills for earthquakes, floods, large fires and other natural and man-made disaster situations.  New classes are open in Aptos in April and May, starting April 26, 2017.  For a full schedule of courses and information on how to sign up, visit    





Living With Fire - PDF Minimize

Click the picture below to download "Living With Fire In Santa Cruz County", a comprehensive guide to protecting your home and property from the threat of a major wildland fire.  For more useful information on wildfire prevention and safety, you can visit  

Citizen Complaints Minimize

The Fire Chief will ensure that all complaints are fully investigated. Click the graphic below to access our online Citizen Complaint Form.

Customer Satisfaction Survey Minimize

IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE POSSIBLE,The Aptos/La Selva Fire District would like to hear from community members who have recently received fire or paramedic services. 

IF YOU RECEIVED A POSTCARD FROM US, please click on the link below to continue. Your comments are important and valuable to us, and will be used to evaluate and improve the quality of service provided by our organization. Thank you for your participation!


Safety Recalls Minimize

Click the image below for information on current product safety recalls.

ALSFD Master Plan Feedback Minimize
The District held a Public Meeting on Feb. 23, 2017 to discuss the development of a Master Plan for the District. Do you have ideas, feedback or questions on this process? We'd love to hear from you!



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