Felton Fire Protection District

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Felton Fire Board of Directors appoint new Fire Chief

It is with great pleasure the Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors announce the appointment of Robert Gray to the position of Fire Chief.

Chief Robert Gray succeeded Chief Ron Rickabuagh upon his announcement of his retirement and service to the fire district of 35 years.

Chief Gray started his career with Felton Fire as the department photographer until he joined the department at the rank of Firefighter in September of 1996. Chief Gray then advanced to the position of Engineer in 2008, followed by Captain in 2012 and Division Chief in 2017.

As a lifelong resident of the San Lorenzo Valley, Chief Gray has dedicated himself to many fire service projects including the SLVHS Grad Night EMS/ safety stand by, Felton Remembers Parade coordination, various shaded fuel break projects throughout the district, fire preparedness workshops and programs, disaster response and preparedness at our schools, flood planning for Felton and many other projects.

In his time of Division Chief, Chief Gray has fostered the growth of the local CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program, provided instruction to the Firefighter academy, drafted multiple fire preplans, trained new Driver/ Operators and commanded complex incidents in all risk hazards.

Chief Gray was pinned on Tuesday, April 30 at the Felton Fire Station and has started his command of all operations effective immediately.

Carbon Monoxide Alarm Replacement

Felton Fire and Kidde lauches ‘Beat the Beep’ campaign to educate residents on carbon monoxide alarm replacement. Alarms installed after Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act nearing expiration. Felton, CA (September 2018) – Felton Fire Protection District and Kidde together launch the ‘Beat the Beep’ campaign to educate San Lorenzo Valley residents about the importance of identifying when… Continue Reading

PG&E Accelerates Vegetation Work in Santa Cruz County

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.— In response to the recent and dramatically increasing wildfire threat in our state, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is accelerating its vegetation management work in Santa Cruz County to further reduce the risk of wildfire and keep our customers, their families and our communities safe. According to CAL FIRE and the… Continue Reading

2018 Basic Firefighter Academy Graduation

Following an intensive, four month long academy, BFFA (Basic Firefighter Academy) 2018 graduated May 8th, representing Boulder Creek Fire, Ben Lomond Fire, Felton Fire, Zayante Fie, County Fire, Branciforte Fire, Scotts Valley Fire and Central Fire. Our very own Tyler Mangan, Nina Lavelle, Tori Hawkins and Adrian Chairez joins the ranks of firefighter! We are… Continue Reading

2017/2018 Holiday Tree Recycling

Starting this year, drop boxes will no longer be provided to fire stations and shopping centers for holiday tree recycling. The options for holiday tree recycling are below: GreenWaste Recovery Customers During the first two (2) collection weeks of each year customers may place un-flocked and undecorated holiday trees curbside for collection on the normal… Continue Reading

Felton fire is now accepting applications for volunteer firefighters

Being a volunteer firefighter is a rewarding experience. Firefighters make a difference in the community. firefighters come to the aid of persons in times of greatest need. Loss of life and property are often in the balance. Felton firefighters have and will continue to positively impact the well being of all persons in the Felton… Continue Reading