UPCOMING BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS Minimize

Next Regular Board Meeting: Thursday, September 11, 7:00 PM

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


What's New - Septemeber 2014 Minimize
Date Set for Annual Open House

Our annual Open House event will be held on Sunday, October 12th from 11 to 3 pm. Bring the whole family, and enjoy 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, S.C. County Lifeguards, American Medical Response, Law Enforcement, Red Cross, Salvation Army and more.

Union Hosting Fundraiser for Brosig Family

Our local firefighters union (Local 3535) is holding a special fundraiser for Firefighter Steve Brosig on Tuesday, September 9th, hosted at the Bittersweet Bistro. Steve is currently battling cancer, a process that is both physically and financially taxing. To participate, come dine at the Bittersweet Bistro that evening, and let your server know that you’re there for the Brosig fundraiser. The Bistro will donate 25% of your ticket to his fund. If you cannot attend but still wish to help, donations can be made directly to the family at http://www.gofundme.com/ahruds.

Car Seat Safety Event

September 15-21 is Child Passenger Safety Week. It’s extremely important to check your car seats for proper installation, as a whopping 73% of car seats are incorrectly installed! A correctly installed seat can reduce the possibility of death in vehicle accidents by as much as 71%. The A/LSFD is hosting a Car Seat Inspection event on September 20th, from 10 am - 2 pm at Station 1 (6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos). These inspections are by appointment only, so call now to reserve your space! 831-685-6690.


2014 Smoke Alarm Updates Minimize
Effective July 1, 2014, all battery powered smoke alarms or combination (smoke & CO alarms) must contain a sealed 10-year battery. The CA State Fire Marshal recommends replacing all smoke alarms every 10 years, and testing those alarms twice a year to ensure proper operation. For best results, install smoke alarms in each bedroom and on each level of the home. Also effective July 1st, 2011 all homes are required to install carbon monoxide alarms. Carbon monoxide is the #1 cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the U.S.For more details on the new smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm legislation, please click the document link above, or visit the Office of the State Fire Marshal's website at www.osfm.fire.ca.gov.

Changes to 2010 Legislation Minimize
As of July 1st 2011 the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 goes into effect. The act requires that all single-family dwellings have a California State Fire Marshal approved carbon monoxide detector installed. In addition, all other dwelling units will be required to do so on or before January 1st of 2013. More information is available in the document listed below.
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SRA FEE INFORMATION Minimize

 

Assembly Bill X1 29 was signed into law on July 7, 2011, approving the new annual Fire Prevention Fee to pay for fire prevention services within the SRA (State Responsibility Area). Some residents within our District will be receiving letters regarding these annual fees, as their homes fall under the mutual response area covered by both our District and the State Department of Forestry. For more information on these fees, click the link below to our SRA Information Page.


FF of the Year 2013 Minimize

Congratulations to FF/PM Ryan Peters for being chosen as 2013's VFW Firefighter of the Year!


 

VFW Commander Chuck Woodson presented his award at the Feb. 13th Board Meeting.  He was also commended by multiple leaders of local charities for his fundraising and volunteer work through the Santa Cruz 9-1-1 network.

Board of Directors Minimize

 

Click the graphic above for information on current A/LSFD Board of Directors Agendas, Minutes, and other helpful information.


Safety Alert: Sky Lanterns Minimize
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SCAM ALERT - Beware of False "Firefighter Charity" Calls Minimize

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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