Community Risk Reduction Division
Starting on April 1st, our Fire Prevention Bureau will be combining with Central FPD's Fire Prevention to become the Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Division for both Districts. This change will become effective beginning April 1st, 2019.
Earlier this month, the Board of Directors for both Central Fire and Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection Districts voted to enter into a shared services agreement for both of their respective Fire Prevention Divisions. This joint operation is an effort to combine services and cut costs for both Fire Districts.
CRR personnel will retain their autonomy as members of their respective Fire Districts. However, personnel from both agencies will report to one Fire Marshal and work from one office, at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos.
If you have any questions regarding this change or shared services between the Central Fire and Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection Districts, please contact Fire Chief Aaron Lowe directly at (831) 685-6690, or email email@example.com.
Central FPD Hiring Fire Inspector
Central Fire Protection District of Santa Cruz County is currently seeking a Fire Inspector (non-safety). This position would be working, as part of the Shared Services agreement, with the Community Risk Reduction Division (serving both Central and Aptos/La Selva FPD's). For more details, including job description and application, visit: http://www.centralfpd.com/2156/Current-Openings. Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 28th at 5:00PM.
Power Line Safety
When March winds pick up, so does the potential for downed power lines, and the hazardous situations they present. If you see a downed power line, remember to stay a minimum of 25’ away from the line, as the ground beneath it can become charged as well. Then call 9-1-1 to report the line, so emergency services can be dispatched to secure the area. You can learn more about power line safety at PG&E’s Electrical Safety Page: https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/electrical-safety/electrical-safety.page, or the EFSI (Electrical Safety Foundation International) website, at: http://www.esfi.org/overhead-power-line-safety.