Felton Fire Protection District

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Felton Fire Captain Promoted to Battalion Chief, Acting Chief

FELTON, CA – Felton Fire Protection District is proud to announce the promotion of Captain Dan Arndt to Battalion Chief of Operations and Acting Fire Chief, following the departure of Interim Chief Dan Walters.  As Battalion Chief of Operations, Chief Arndt will supervise volunteers and professional staff, overseeing staffing, facilities, equipment, and emergency response to ensure members of the Felton community and our neighbors continue to receive a high level of service.


As Acting Chief, Chief Arndt will lead the district’s administration and guide the district forward while continuing the search for a full-time chief and exploring opportunities for shared services with other districts.  He has a keen eye for finance and exploring new funding opportunities.


Dan has been a resident of the San Lorenzo Valley for over forty years, and has been a volunteer firefighter for nearly as long, first with Boulder Creek, Ben Lomond, and now Felton Fire.  He has significant professional experience including twenty-seven years as a program manager in the tech industry, and currently serves as the Director of Operations at SLVUSD.  In his (albeit limited) free time, he enjoys anything outdoors, as well woodworking and metalwork; more than anything, he loves to keep busy.


Felton Fire would like to thank Chief Walters for his six months of service and wish him the best in retirement.


The Felton Fire Protection District is an all-risk fire protection agency, responding to 750-900 calls for service each year, including fires, floods, rescues, medical emergencies, and public assistance. Felton Fire also participates or leads a variety of public education programs, including fire safety at local school districts and a CERT program.

More information about the department can be found at www.feltonfire.com

2023 Felton Fire Auxiliary Santa’s Shelves Craft Fair

🎄🔥 Save the Date for the 2023 Felton Fire’s Auxiliary Santas Shelves Craft Fair! 🔥🎄 Get ready for a festive and heartwarming event coming to our community this holiday season! We’re excited to announce that the 2023 Felton Fire’s Auxiliary Santas Shelves Craft Fair is currently in the early planning stages, and we can’t wait… Continue Reading

NFPA Urges Extra Caution When Preparing Your Feast This Thanksgiving

NFPA urges extra caution when preparing your feast this Thanksgiving, by far the leading day of the year for U.S. home cooking fires As Thanksgiving nears, the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) urges added caution when preparing the holiday feast, as Thanksgiving Day represents the leading day of the year for home cooking fires. Between… Continue Reading

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… 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

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