COVID-19 UPDATE | The City is coordinating closely with our public health officials at the Santa Cruz County Health Department to prevent the further spread COVID-19. In an effort to protect you and our community, changes and measures have been adopted in daily operations and activities. For further details please click here for the City’s Response to COVID-19

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Jason Hajduk, Fire Chief 

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

Call 911 for all Emergencies

Fire Department Office Closure Updates

Limited Public Counter Hours

  • Public Counter Hours (face covering required) - Monday & Wednesday 9-12 
  • Phone & Email Counter Hours - Monday – Thursday 8-12 & 1-4

Although we are resuming limited counter hours, at this point we are not resuming in-person appointments.  We ask you continue to contact us by phone or email. 

Prevention Updates

Reporting a fire hazard -   Email with your concern.  Please include specific details and address of fire hazard.

Requesting an Incident Report - Please complete incident request form completely and follow instructions.

Request for Public Information - Email with your request.

Adoption of the 2019 Edition of the California Fire Code and Fire Code Standards

CHANGES in the Residential Sprinkler Ordinance

NEW Requirements for Wildland Urban Interface Fire Areas - WUI

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Is your property within the Wildland Urban Interface Fire Area?

Click here to find out






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Emergency ~ "Ready, Set, Go"

Are you prepared?  

Prepare your Family

Household Safety Plan

Evacuation Plan Checklist

Basic Emergency Supply Kit

Know at Least Two Escape Routes







Learn more about being a Firewise Community

The Firewise USA Website of the NFPA provides Wildfire
Risk Reduction Steps to make your home safer during a wildfire.

How To Prepare Your Home For Wildfires

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The CodeRED notification system sends important messages to residents and businesses within Santa Cruz & San Benito Counties in the event of emergency situations or critical community alert. Click image to include your cellular or VOIP phone in the Emergency Notification system used by Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1 personnel.

NOTE: If you are having issues enrolling your contact information into CodeRED, try using a different web browser. For more info on CodeRED alerts, visit Santa Cruz Regional 911 website at


View Fire Dispatch for current calls