Disaster Preparedness Week:
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work and visit. This year’s theme is, “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today”. This video from Ready.gov illustrates the importance of thinking ahead, to prepare for a major earthquake or other disaster. For more info on preparedness, visit www.ready.gov, OR register for our Fall CERT training.
Fall CERT Classes
Is your neighborhood prepared in the event of the next major disaster? The District will be hosting free CERT (Community Emergency Response team) training from Sept. 20, 2016 through Oct. 25, 2016. See our CERT page for details on registering for these courses.
Soberanes Fire Update
As of September 1, the Soberanes Fire has burned 93,245 acres, with 57 homes destroyed and many more immediately threatened. At 60% containment, the fire is likely to burn through the month of September, potentially compromising air quality for the surrounding areas (including Santa Cruz County). Monterey Bay Air Pollution Control has regular updates on air quality in the surrounding areas. For more updates on air quality issues, visit www.mbuapcd.org.
A number of agencies have gathered to support those affected by the Soberanes Fire. To learn how/where you can donate time or supplies to these causes, visit the Monterey County Community Resilience Program at: https://montereyco.recovers.org/.
Open House 2016
The Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District will be holding our annual Open House on Sunday, October 16th, from 11 AM – 3 PM. Come meet your local firefighters as well as representatives from other local agencies, including Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Law Enforcement, Salvation Army and more. A bounce house, coloring station and other fun activities and extras are provided for the younger visitors as well. Don’t miss this free and fun family-oriented safety event!
NOW HIRING - Accounting Specialist/Administrative Assistant
The Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District is currently seeking a full-time Accounting Specialist/Administrative Assistant. Applications and job announcement (with a description of the duties and qualifications required) are available on our Career Planning Page. Final filing for this position is Friday, October 21, no later than 3:00 PM (postmarks and faxed applications/resumes will not be accepted).