UPCOMING BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS Minimize

Next Regular Board Meeting: Thursday, February 12th, 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 - January 2015 Minimize
Tree Recycling Info

Our Station 1 location (at 6934 Soquel Drive) has a bin for recycling Christmas Trees, through mid-January.  Please make sure your trees are free of lights, tinsel, and other non-biodegradable materials before placing in the bins.  The trees will be mulched and used for construction/landscaping projects throughout the county.

Holiday Hours
The A/LSFD Admin Office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19th, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Free CPR Class Offered

A free community CPR class will be held on Thursday, January 22nd, from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, at our Admin location (6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos).  This class covers basic hands-only CPR for infants, children and adults, as well as a brief section on defibrillator usage.  It's perfect for members of the general public, new parents, babysitters, and more - however, it does not qualify for medical professional certification.  If you're interested in signing up for the course, contact our admin office at 831-685-6690.

CERT Team Training for February/March 2015

New CERT classes are available for those wishing to begin (or renew) their Community Emergency Response Team training, to prepare their family, school or business for the event of a major disaster. Participants must attend all classes in the series to be certified as CERT-trained. To learn more about the CERT program or see if a CERT team has formed in your neighborhood, visit our CERT page. If you’re interested in forming a team for your neighborhood or place of business in Aptos or La Selva, contact our coordinator Mike Conrad at mikec@aptosfire.com. 

Class 1
Feb. 17th, 2015
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Registration, History, Preparedness, Mitigation
Class 2
Feb. 24th, 2015
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Utility Control, Fire Suppression, HazMat, Terrorism
Class 3
March 3rd, 2015
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Disaster First Aid, Disaster Psychology
Class 4
March 10th, 2015
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Triage, CERT Organization, Table-Top Exercise
Class 5
March 17th, 2015
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Building Construction, Search & Rescue
Class 6
March 24th, 2015
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Disaster Simulation, Final Exam

 

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.

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.


Changes to 2010 Legislation Minimize
As of July 1st 2011 the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 went 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.


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


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