29 years ago today at 5:04 pm, Santa Cruz was hit by a devastating earthquake. During a disaster Fire and Police need the help of trained people to tend to the needs of their neighborhood. You can be one of these trained individuals, by completing a Community Emergency Training (CERT) program.
Sky Lanterns are made from combustible materials such as paper bags or light fabrics which then take flight by the heat from an open flame candle. These devices are a fire safety hazard and the Santa Cruz Fire Department prohibits their use.