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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
http://www.baaqmd.gov/permits/open-burn
1-415-749-4900

Monterey Bay Area
http://mbard.org/
1-831-647-9411

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

Felton Phased Repopulation

Today 8/28/20 begins the phased repopulation of the San Lorenzo Valley, Watch the attached video to learn what to expect upon your return. Please check the Santa Cruz County webpage and Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s pages for further openings as they roll out. County Evacuation Map 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

Shelter In Place Order Issued

On March 16, 2020 an order of the Health Officer of the County of Santa Cruz directed all individuals living in the county to shelter at their place of residence except in specific circumstances. You should familiarize yourself with the text of the declaration which is available for download (pdf). Continue Reading

Seeking donations for Fire Safety Education Program for our children

Dear Fire Safety Friends: The Volunteer Fire Districts of the San Lorenzo Valley has initiated this year’s Fire Safety Education Program for children and families of our community, however, we need your help. In cooperation with the area schools we will be providing fire safety education materials for our children. These materials have been designed… Continue Reading

Generator Safety

Downed utility lines, power company blackouts, heavy snow falls or summer storms can all lead to power outages. Many people turn to a portable generator for a temporary solution without knowing the risks. Generators should be used in well ventilated locations outside at least 5 feet (1.5 metres) away from all doors, windows, and vent… Continue Reading