|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
Our Administrative Office will be closed during the holidays, starting December 20th and returning January 6th, 2014.
Call 911 for all emergencies
Go to Firedispatch if you want to view current dispatching for Santa Cruz County.
Sky Lanterns are prohibited in Santa Cruz County. For more information you can read the Information Bulletin from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Open Burn Season normally starts on December 1 each year in Santa Cruz County, but due to the extreme dry weather conditions and threat of wildfire, burning is postponed and is not allowed until adequate rainfall occurs. We will update our website when backyard burn permits become available.
For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few of us consider is that the holiday season is a time when there is an increased risk of home fires. According to the NFPA, many households engage in holiday activities that serve as some of the leading causes of U.S. home fires, including cooking. Christmas trees, candle usage and holiday decorations also significantly contribute to the seasonal causes of home fires. Add to that the hectic nature of the holidays, when people are trying to accomplish multiple tasks at one time, and the chance for home fires grows even further.
Please read and follow some useful Holiday Tips for a safe and happy holiday:
Below is a demonstration showing how flammable a dry Christmas tree can be as opposed to a tree watered regularly.