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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Now Hiring! Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District is currently recruiting for a part-time Administrative Assistant.  The job announcement for this position and application instructions can be found on the ’Employment Opportunities’ page...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Chief's Message: How To Limit COVID-19 Exposure & Who To Call

Chief Aaron Lowe delivers a Chief’s Message about ways to minimize COVID-19 exposure and spread throughout the community and gives guidance about who to call for COVID-19 questions or for medical emergencies. His Chief’s Message is ava...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

New! Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed in Santa Cruz County, we encourage residents and businesses to stay up-to-date on the current situation of the outbreak in our county and the current recommendations for preventing the contraction and spread ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Administration & Community Risk Reduction Office Closures

To help reduce the potential for staff exposure to COVID-19, Administrative and Community Risk Reduction Offices will be closed until future notice. Although our offices will be closed, our staff will still be able to assist you as normal via phone and em...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

What is Carbon Monoxide & How Can a Detector Save Your Life?

A recent poll of our residents on Nextdoor showed that 94% of respondents are already using a carbon monoxide detector in their home, while the remaining percentage are not using a carbon monoxide detector.

Besides being required by law, carbon monoxide de...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Our 2019 Annual Report is Now Available!

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The Annual Report gives an overview of District activities and highlights the accomplishments of each of our Divisions over the previous calendar year.  You can view the Annual Report and a variety of other District Reports on our Key Documents p...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Christmas Tree Disposal

With the Christmas holiday behind us and the New Year here, we would like to encourage residents to take down and properly dispose of their Christmas trees.  Dried-out Christmas trees are extremely flammable and pose a heightened fire danger if n...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

How To Conduct A Safe Backyard Burn

Planning a backyard burn?  Here are 8 tips for conducting a safe backyard burn:

1. Check the conditions.

Don’t burn when it’s windy or very dry.  Backyard burns are only allowed on permissible burn days as determined by...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Holiday Toy Drive Event - December 7th & 8th

Join us this Saturday and Sunday for a Holiday Toy Drive at the Capitola Mall!  This event will be hosted by Aptos/La Selva Fire, Central Fire, Capitola Police Department, and the Salvation Army.

Where: Capitola Mall (by the food court)

When: Satur...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

2019-2020 Burn Season Notice

The 2019-2020 Backyard Burn Season is almost upon us!

The 2019-2020 Backyard Burn Season will run from December 1st, 2019 – April 3rd, 2020. All residents who wish to conduct a backyard burn MUST obtain a permit from the fire district where their...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Office Hours Notice - Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Our Administration Office will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We wish you a safe and happy holiday!

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

We are officially ONE WEEK OUT from the big day!  Did you know Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment?  With so much kitchen activity and so many people underfoot (especially children!), Th...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Help Us Collect Food & Toys for Those in Need This Holiday Season

Aptos/La Selva Fire is teaming up once again this holiday season with Second Harvest Food Bank and Toys For Tots to collect donations of non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys.  You can drop off your donation at any of the following lo...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips - Aptos Fire

Halloween is CREEPING up on us! Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween experience. Take a minute to read these 3 tips to make sure you and your family stay safe while trick-or-treating.

  1. SAFETY IN NUMBERS:Join kid...
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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Enroll in CodeRED to Receive Emergency Alerts on Your Mobile Device

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If you had to evacuate your home or business, how would you know?

With wildfire evacuations currently taking place in some parts of California, how to get notified about evacuation orders should be at the top of your mind. The most common way residents and...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

New Resource: Survival Guide for Public Safety Power Shutoffs

Public Safety Power Shutoff Survival Guide - Aptos Fire

Public Safety Power Shutoffs have had a widespread effect on residents and businesses throughout Santa Cruz County over the past two weeks. With these power down events anticipated to become more common during wildfire season, we encourage residents and b...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Earthquake Preparedness - Before, During, & After

Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety - Earthquake Country Alliance

With the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake coming up tomorrow on Thursday, October 17th and the small earthquakes that have been shaking up our area over the past few days, it’s safe to say that earthquake preparedness is at the top...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Join Us For Our Open House This Weekend!

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What are you up to this weekend?  Join us for our Annual Open House!

Saturday, October 12th 

11:00AM – 3:00PM

Aptos/La Selva Fire Station 1

6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA

This year is going to be our best year yet, with Aptos/La Selva Fire and ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Generator Safety

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If you are planning to use a fuel powered generator during the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff, please review the following safety tips to ensure you are operating your generator safely. As always, please share this safety information with your frien...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Planned PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff - October 9th, 2019

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Based on current forecasted weather conditions, PG&E is planning a power shut-off that will include parts of Santa Cruz County.

More than 32,000 customers in the county could be impacted starting early Wednesday morning. This is a precautionary measure...

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

Notice of Hearing on Report and Assessment for Weed Abatement

On July 9th, Fire Chief Aaron Lowe of Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District filed a report on weed abatement fees assessed by the District through the Weed Abatement Program.  A copy of this report is available for viewing at the District's Adm...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Fireworks Safety This 4th of July

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The Fourth of July holiday is next week and since many District residents will be celebrating this weekend and next weekend, we wanted to take a moment to remind you about fireworks safety, areas where fireworks are prohibited, and how to report illegal f...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

A/LSFPD Launches New Website!

The District has been working over the last few months to upgrade the website to a more user-friendly, comprehensive and secure site. We hope you enjoy the new design! For questions or suggestions for improvements, email socialmedia@aptosfire.com.

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