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The Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District encompasses 27 square miles with a resident population of approximately 29,931 (based on 2010 census data, available at usa.com). Our current FY 2016/17 budget is $12,809,405.

We operate three fire stations with 9 Firefighters, 12 Firefighter/Paramedics and 9 Fire Captains. We have 3 Division Chiefs who supervise Fire Prevention, Operations, Emergency Medical Services, Training and Support Services. The Division Chiefs share incident command duty coverage on a rotating basis, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We also employ a Deputy Fire Marshal, Director of Business Services, Fire Prevention Specialist, Administrative Assistant and a Fire Chief, for a total of thirty-eight employees.


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Our Mission

To improve quality of life by protecting the community from the risks and consequences of fire, medical, rescue, hazardous material and natural disaster incidents.
 
Our Strategy

We will achieve our mission by aggressive and well-planned incident response, focused prevention programs and effective public education, all conducted by a well-trained and well-equipped team.
 
Our Vision

We stay in touch with our community to identify their changing needs. Innovation is a key element of our leadership. We investigate new programs and techniques and implement them to maintain or improve our service levels. We aspire to be leaders in our profession and will actively participate when it is the most effective means to achieve our mission. We earn the respect of our peers as well as the community we serve by being effective, innovative, customer-friendly and reliable. We will consider changes to our district boundaries with neighboring communities when the result is an over all higher quality of service for all involved. We are very supportive of regional approaches to training, fire prevention, incident response and administrative support.
 
Our Values

Safety: Safety is paramount. Our profession is dangerous by nature and requires that we provide service and train with minimal risk to our personnel and the public. 

Readiness: We are prepared to serve at any moment by being trained, physically and mentally fit, and well equipped.

Service: Our services must be provided to the community with compassion, respect and sincerity. Good service results from our knowledge, ability and commitment.

Leadership: Leadership creates commitment, communication, desire, action and growth and is demonstrated through our actions.

Work Ethic: We plan, manage, accomplish and enjoy our work with dedication, respect teamwork and accountability.


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