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CodeRED Community Alert Test Set For October 21

To assist community disaster preparedness, the Santa Cruz County Office of Response, Recovery & Resilience, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, and Santa Cruz Regional 9-1-1 will test the county’s alert and warning system on October 21.

Residents with landlines, as well those who have registered their cell phones,VoIP (cable) phones, and emails, or who have downloaded the CodeRED app, will receive the alerts.

The warning will be sent throughout Santa Cruz County on October 21 at 10 a.m., and is intended to test the County’s alert and warning system.

To assure participation in the drill, residents are encouraged to register landlines, cell phones, or VoIP phones with CodeRED by visiting scr911.org and signing up for notifications, or texting SCR911 to 99411. Residents are also encouraged to download the CodeRed app to their smart devices, allowing them to receive notifications based on their location. Residents may verify enrollment by visiting https://tinyurl.com/y2mxrnv4.

Residents are also encouraged to add (866) 419-5000 and (218) 350-0131 as the two possible caller-ID phone numbers used by CodeRED. This identifies the call as a recognized contact.

If users have difficulty with the CodeRED system or need assistance with login credentials, call (866) 939-0911 or email [email protected].

Following the alert, no further action is needed from residents. However, if anyone expected to receive thealert but did not, they are encouraged to update their registration information or call CodeRED to verify registration. Unless residents have a landline, have enrolled their contact information with CodeRED, or have downloaded the CodeRED app, they will not receive an alert. All residents are encouraged to enroll.

In the event of an actual emergency, alerts may be used to warn residents of natural disasters or other impending dangers, alert them to care and shelter resources, provide boil water notices and other public health information, and more.

For critical information during emergencies, residents are encouraged to follow emergency response agencies on social media as well as local news and radio. For more information on disaster preparedness, please go to www.santacruzcounty.us/or3.aspx.

Do you know your zone?

Zonehaven recently went through some updates, which included some refinement and changes to zones throughout the county. Please visit https://community.zonehaven.com and type your address into the search bar to see which zone number you are! This website will show you which zone you live in and what fire agency is in your jurisdiction. Knowing your… Continue Reading

Notice of Vacancy: Board of Directors

Interested persons are hereby notified that pursuant to Government Code §1780 there is a vacancy on the Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors The position to be filled is for a term ending December 2022. The seat will go to election in November 2022 for a new 4-year term. Applications are available online or… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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