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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.

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

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