Felton Fire Protection District

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Job Announcement: Experienced Firefighter Volunteers

Felton Fire Protection District is currently accepting applications for experienced firefighter volunteers with at least 5 years of experience at a career agency. We are a mostly volunteer fire district that serves the communities of Felton and Mount Hermon in the Santa Cruz Mountains. On average we respond to 40 to 60 calls for service a month out of a single fire station in the center of the district. We respond mutual aid to other local government districts within the county and statewide on Cal Fire incident as part of the master mutual aid agreement.

Firefighter standing in front of a burned structure at night

This is a volunteer position; however, we offer a $50.00 stipend for 12-hour overnight shifts and hourly pay of $20.00 an hour for optional 8-hour day shifts on a first come first serve basis. There is a limit of 2 day shifts a week. The commitment required for this position is at least 20 hours a month with a combination of response, standby, and training.


  • Responding to emergencies providing high quality firefighting and EMS services
  • Participating in ongoing training and professional development
  • Conducting fire prevention and safety education in the community
  • Assist with training of the next generation of firefighters. 


  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a career firefighter in California
  • Current California Firefighter I certification or equivalent
  • Valid California driver’s license with firefighter endorsement
  • Ability to commit 20 to 40 hours a month to district activities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other firefighters and emergency responders.
  • Ability to pass NFPA 1582 medical physical, administered by Doctors on Duty (paid by the district)
  • Qualified engine boss and or CSFM Company Officer Certification is a plus


  • Opportunity to serve the community and make a positive impact.
  • District paid SFM training classes and professional development opportunities.
  • Stipend for expenses
  • Discounts at local businesses on food and services
  • Life insurance policy AD&D $10,000.00
  • Paid strike team deployment as limited term employee

Firefighters standing near a truck and a patient transport gurney

If you meet the requirements and are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter to Fire Chief Robert Gray [email protected].  Application period will remain open till the position(s) are filled.

We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your interest in joining our team at Felton Fire Protection District.

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

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