Next Regular Board Meeting: Thursday, October 8, 7:00 PM

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

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A/LSFD Open House - Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015

Our annual Open House event will be held on Sunday, October 11th from 11 am to 3 pm. Bring the whole family and enjoy free food, live demonstrations, informative booths from all branches of public safety and disaster relief, and a bounce house and Jr. Firefighter activities for the kids. Participating agencies include Soquel Creek Water District, Netcom 9-1-1, American Medical Response, CHP, Santa Cruz County Sheriffs, Salvation Army and more!

Fire Prevention Week - Oct 4 – 10, 2015

Fire Prevention Week is coming October 4th through 10th.  The theme this year is: “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm”

Did you know that almost two-thirds of home fire deaths were in homes where smoke alarms were either not present or not maintained/working properly? Properly installed and tested smoke alarms in the home can reduce your risk of death in a fire by 50%!  To ensure your home is well protected, we offer the following guidelines:

  • Install smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area.  Install alarms on every level of the home.  Install alarms in the basement.

  • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month.  Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.

  • A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall.  Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen, to reduce false alarms.  They should be at least 15 feet from the stove.

  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.  If you're unsure of your smoke alarms age, check the manufacture date on the bottom of the device.

  • When installing new smoke alarm systems (during new construction, for example), it's best to use interconnected smoke alarms.  That way, when one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.

For more information on smoke alarm safety, visit www.nfpa.org.

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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.

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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 www.preventwildfireca.org.  

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