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Local Burn Suspension Lifted

Following recent rain, CAL FIRE’s San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit has lifted the suspension of burning within State Responsibility Area (SRA) in San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties effective Tuesday December 15, at 8 am.

While cooler temperatures and recent rainfall have helped to diminish the threat of wildfire, residents are asked to use caution while conducting open burns. Normal open burning restrictions and guidelines will be in effect. Campfire permits can be obtained online at www.readyforwildfire.org. Hazard reduction burn permits can be obtained from your local fire station. Additional information on burning is available at www.fire.ca.gov.

Santa Cruz County allows backyard burns of 4’ x 4’ piles without a permit from CAL FIRE from December to May with specific guidelines. For guidelines, see Santa Cruz County Fire website: http://www.santacruzcountyfire.com/.

For all other Santa Cruz County burns, a permit is required.

San Mateo County requires a permit for all burns.

Contact your local fire station for a permit. Residents must follow burning requirements for their county and maintain control of their fire at all times. CAL FIRE would like to remind residents that any person may be held financially and criminally liable if a fire escapes their control and/or burns the property of a neighbor.

Residents of all counties must ensure it is a permissive burn day by calling the Air Quality Management District for their area. For information on complying with air quality rules regulating open burning, the public should review the appropriate Air District website for information on Burn Day status, burn allocations and Air Quality regulations prior to scheduling a burn.

San Francisco Bay Area

Monterey Bay Area

For more information on how to safely burn outdoors visit: www.PreventWildfireCA.org or www.fire.ca.gov.

Debris Flow Evacuation Map Released

Following the 2017 Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara County, debris flows — fast-moving, deadly masses of mud, rocks, boulders, entire trees — around the community of Montecito resulted in the deaths of 23 residents. To minimize the risk of a similar scenario following the CZU Lightning Complex fires, the County of Santa Cruz, local partners… Continue Reading

Board of Directors Video Conference Meeting: September 14, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 shelter in place order, the Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors will be holding the monthly board meeting via Zoom video conferencing. The board is trying to maintain proper social distancing by using the video conferencing software. For Zoom Participants First, if you do not yet have Zoom, download… Continue Reading

Santa Cruz County COVID-19 Information

The Santa Cruz County COVID-19 Information & Updates page is the most up to date source in Santa Cruz County to get updates and information regarding COVID-19. You can find all of the press releases, shelter in place order and other orders currently in effect. It will also provide you with places to obtain specific resources. You… Continue Reading

Current Coronavirus information is available via 2-1-1

2-1-1 is a FREE service that connects community members to information about critical health and human services available in their community. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 2-1-1 utilizes both bilingual Call Specialists and a phone based translation service to offer 2-1-1 information and referral in over 150 languages. 2-1-1… Continue Reading

COVID-19 QRV Key Messages as of March 16, 2020

We are prepared to respond to the growth of COVID-19 cases in our region. As COVID-19 continues to spread in our community you can be assured that public safety agencies have thoroughly prepared to address issues as they arise, and have thoughtfully prepared contingency plans to manage the potential exponential growth of this disease. As… Continue Reading