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Grace Church FireThe Santa Cruz Fire Department includes four fire stations and one lifeguard headquarters. Our apparatus includes four engines, one type 3 engine and one truck. We currently have over 60 staff members which includes firefighter/paramedics, captains, battalion chiefs, fire prevention staff, training staff, and administrative staff.  Additionally we have about 70 seasonal lifeguards.

Emergency Services Provided

  • Structure Fire Suppression
  • Wildland Fire Suppression
  • Emergency Medical Services (Paramedic)
  • Hazardous Materials Incident Response
  • Marine Rescue Services
  • Technical Rescue

Santa Cruz Fire History