What's New - June 2018 Minimize

Weed Abatement Program Update

The deadline for clearing weeds from vacant lots is June 1, 2018. Inspectors will be visiting lots in the District to check for compliance throughout the month of June, as the District Contractor begins the weed abatement process for non-compliant lots. If residents have concerns over a significantly hazardous lot or other properties with excessive weeds, we have a Weed Hazard Complaint Form available online. This form can be completed and mailed to our Admin. Office at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 95003. Anonymous complaints will not be investigated - however, all complainant information is kept confidential when submitting this form. For any questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact our Administration Office at 831-685-6690.

Ocean Safety Tips

As summer begins, many kids (and adults) will be heading for the beach in the coming months. Now is the time to brush up on Ocean Safety with your family! Learning important safety tips such as swimming with a partner, wearing flotation devices and swimming with (instead of against) the current could help save a life! For more helpful info, visit our Ocean Safety page. More information on swimming, boating and surfing safety can also be found at the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) website at: https://oceantoday.noaa.gov/ripcurrentsafety/.

  • Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water that are prevalent along the East, Gulf, and West coasts of the U.S., as well as along the shores of the Great Lakes.
  • Moving at speeds of up to eight feet per second, rip currents can move faster than an Olympic swimmer.
  • Lifeguards rescue tens of thousands of people from rip currents in the U.S. every year, but it is estimated that 100 people are killed by rip currents annually. If caught in a rip current, don’t fight it! Swim parallel to the shore and swim back to land at an angle.

New CPR Classes for July-August 2018

The free CPR Class schedule is set for summer, with two new classes open to the public on Thursday, July 19 and Thursday, August 30. This “Bystander CPR” course is not a professional medical certification, but does feature the hands-only CPR method for infants, children and adults, as well as a segment on portable AED (Defibrillator) use. For more information on these courses, visit our CPR page. Early registration is highly recommended, as these courses have limited seating and fill quickly.

Living With Fire - PDF Minimize

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.  

Customer Satisfaction Survey Minimize

IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE POSSIBLE,The Aptos/La Selva Fire District would like to hear from community members who have recently received fire or paramedic services. 

IF YOU RECEIVED A POSTCARD FROM US, please click on the link below to continue. Your comments are important and valuable to us, and will be used to evaluate and improve the quality of service provided by our organization. Thank you for your participation!


Safety Recalls Minimize

Click the image below for information on current product safety recalls.

FY 2018-19 Preliminary Budget Minimize


On June 14, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District adopted a Fiscal Year 2018-19 Preliminary Budget.

Copies of the budget may be obtained by clicking the button above, or visiting the Administration Office located at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos, from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

On September 13, 2018 at 7 PM, the Board of Directors will meet at the same location to approve a Final Budget. Any person may appear and be heard regarding any item contained in the budget or regarding the addition of other items to the budget.

Board Meeting Info Minimize

NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING: Thursday, July 12, 2018

NOTE: The August Regular Board Meeting has been rescheduled from Thursday, 8/9/18, to Thursday, 8/16/18. 

Our Board of Directors typically meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 PM, in addition to Special Meetings (scheduled as needed), in the upstairs Multi-Purpose Room at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA  95003.  All meetings are open to the public. For information on current agendas, as well as general information on our Board of Directors, click the graphics below.



NOTE: Per Brown Act compliance, Regular Board Meeting Agendas will be posted a minimum of 72 hours prior to the date/time of the meeting. Special Meetings will be posted a minimum of 24 hours prior. If you would like to receive direct email notices regarding meeting Agendas, as they become available, please click the icon below to sign up for our mailing list.


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Public Records Request Minimize

Click the image below to request a Public Records request.  The attached form can be mailed or brought in person to our Administrative Office at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA 95003.

Citizen Complaints Minimize

The Fire Chief will ensure that all complaints are fully investigated. Click the graphic below to access our online Citizen Complaint Form.

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