Request for Proposals: Emergency Services Master Plan
The A/LSFD invites proposals for an Emergency Services Master Plan, as specified in RFP 2016-2. Sealed proposals shall be delivered to the Director of Business Services at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA 95004, no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, August 1, 2016. Click the icon below to obtain a full copy of the RFP. For questions on this RFP, please contact our Director of Business Services Tracy New at email@example.com.
Request for Proposals: Labor Negotiator
The A/LSFD invites proposals for a Labor Negotiator, as specified in RFP 2016-3. Sealed proposals shall be delivered to the Director of Business Services at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA 95004, no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, July 11, 2016. Click the icon below to obtain a full copy of the RFP. For questions on this RFP, please contact our Director of Business Services Tracy New at firstname.lastname@example.org. Postmarks, faxes, and emails will not be accepted.
Request for Proposals: Feasibility Analysis
The Santa Cruz County Fire Chief's Association (SCCFCA) is accepting bids from qualified consultants to conduct a Feasibility Analysis for Providing Ambulance Transport Services under Joint Powers Authority Jurisdiction. Proposals must be accepted no later than July 22, 2016 by 5:00 PM, attn. RFP Project Manager: Jon Jones, Vice President, Santa Cruz County Fire Chiefs Association, 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA 95003. A full RFP is available on our Purchasing page, or by clicking the link below. For questions regarding this RFP, email email@example.com or call Fire Chief Jon Jones at 831-685-6690.
Admin Office Hours
The A/LSFD Administration Office will now be closing for lunch on weekdays, M-F from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM for lunch, as of June 6, 2016.
“Safely Home” Car Seat Safety Event
Dominican Hospital, in conjunction with Lucille-Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, is holding a free car seat safety inspection event on Saturday, June 18th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on this event, see the flyers listed on our Car Seat Safety page. Below are some alarming statistics from a 2015 study, regarding infant and child safety seats (courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration):
- Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among children ages 1 to 18.
- The overall critical misuse for child restraints is about 73 percent.
- Infant seats have the highest percent of critical misuse, followed by rear-facing convertible seats.
- Booster seats have been shown to reduce the risk of serious injury by 45 percent compared to seat belts alone for children ages 4 to 8 years.
- Children should ride in a back seat until they are at least 13 years of age.
- Children 2 to 5 years of age using safety belts prematurely are four times more likely to suffer a serious head injury in a crash than those restrained in child safety seats or booster seats.
- When installed and used correctly, child safety seats and safety belts can prevent injuries and save lives. Child safety seats can reduce fatal injury by up to 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers (ages 1 to 4).
- It is estimated that 284 children were saved due to restraint use in 2012 alone.
- From 1975 through 2012, an estimated 10,157 lives were saved by child safety seats or adult seat belts for children ages 4 and under.