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Jim Frawley, Fire Chief 

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       


Call 911 for all Emergencies

The Santa Cruz Fire Department strives to provide the highest quality Fire, Marine Safety, Emergency Medical and Fire Prevention services to protect our community.  

What are the primary threats to homes during a wildfire?

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

Child Seat Safety 2018 California Car Seat Laws

  • Children under 2 years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat until they weigh 40 pounds or more or are at least 40 inches tall. 
  • Children under the age of 8 or under 4'9″ must be secured in the appropriate car seat or booster seat in the back seat.
  • Visit our Child Passenger Safety Resources page for more information.

The CodeRED notification system sends important messages to residents and businesses within Santa Cruz & San Benito Counties in the event of emergency situations or critial community alerts.

Click on either link above to include your cellular or VOIP phone in the Emergency Notification system used by Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1 personnel.

The system has the capability of sending thousands of messages in a very short time based on geographic location of an incident. Examples of notifications include: evacuations, bio-terrorism alerts, missing person reports, and severe weather alerts.

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 www.scr911.org.


View Fire Dispatch for current calls