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Fire Chief, Jeff Trapp 

Fire Administration
230 Walnut Ave.                
Santa Cruz, CA 95060       
831-420-5280 
Fire Admin Email   
Office Hours: 
Monday - Thursday 
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Closed Fridays       


Our Administrative and Fire Prevention office will be closed from December 22nd - January 2nd, reopening January 5th 

Call 911 for all emergencies 

The Santa Cruz Fire Department provides emergency services to all it's residents and visitors that visit Santa Cruz on a daily basis.  We respond to structure fires, emergency medical incidents, rescues, water rescues, hazardous materials incidents, automobile fires, wildland fires, as well as providing mutual aid to other local and State agencies.  Additionally we provide lifeguard services to both Santa Cruz City and Capitola City beaches.  

The Fire Department also responds to many non-emergency incidents such as standby incidents with police, public service calls, fire safety inspections as well as public education and child safety seat inspections.


With winter approaching, we would like to remind you that home fires are more prevalent in the winter than any other season.  It's vital that you have both a working smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector.  Additionally, following candle, heater and electrical safety tips will help keep you safe this winter.

Did you know that sky lanterns are illegal in our State, prohibited by NFPA code requirements and they are extremely dangerous. Read here for more details about what makes Sky Lanterns so dangerous.