|Fire Chief, Jeff Trapp
230 Walnut Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
email - General inquires
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
911 for all emergencies
Go to Firedispatch if you want to view current dispatching for Santa Cruz County.
Santa Cruz backyard burn season is now closed - Effective April 29th, 2013
With summer approaching, it's a good time to brush up or educate yourself on Ocean Safety. Ocean conditions(swells, currents, wind) are often unpredictable and change fast! Make sure you're aware of them before you go in or near the water, and know your limitations. Use the available predictions tools (buoy reports, national weather service radio, Web sites) to learn how ocean conditions may change. Visit our Marine Safety Page for more beach and lifeguard information.
With the nice weather upon us, we all like to be outdoors cooking more. Be sure to use safe grilling practices as the peak months for grilling fires approach – June and July. Gas grills constitute a higher risk, having been involved in an annual average of 7,100 home fires in 2006-2010, while charcoal or other solid-fueled grills were involved in an annual average of 1,200 home fires.
Personal injury is also a risk when using outdoor gas grills. ESPN SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm teams up with NFPA to remind consumers about using their outdoor grills safely.