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Santa Cruz Stats: Firewise Communities 37 Population 273,170

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Local Emergency Resources

Santa Cruz County’s urban areas are under the jurisdiction of several municipal fire departments.  The more rural portions of the county is largely

and the responsibility of CAL FIRE’s San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit.

Santa Cruz County Office of Response, Recovery & Resilience

Santa Cruz County Office of Response, Recovery and Resilience


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Santa Cruz County Fire Department
6059 Highway 9
Felton, CA 95018
(831) 335-5353
(San Mateo/Santa Cruz)

6059 Highway 9
Felton, CA 95018
(408) 779-2121
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Central Fire District of Santa Cruz County
930 17th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 479-6842


Local Wildfire Preparedness Resources

View contact information for Fire Safe Councils, Firewise Communities, and other programs that are working towards wildfire resilient communities.


Santa Cruz County Fire Safe Council
820 Bay Avenue
Suite 136
Capitola, California 95010
(831) 464-2950
Bonny Doon Fire Safe Council
151 McGivern Way
Bonny Doon, CA 95061
(831) 515-8389
Las Cumbres Fire Safe Committee
19163 Old Vineyard Road
Los Gatos, CA 95033

(408) 395-9955

Soquel Fire Safe Council
(831) 600-8503


Firewise Banner - Residents Reducing Wildfire Risks

Firewise is a national program that encourages communities to work together to assess and reduce wildfire risks.  Visit Become a Firewise USA Site to learn how to make your community Firewise.

Alba Road – Ben Lomond
B40FirewiseCharlie – Santa Cruz
Bird Streets and Beyond – Santa Cruz
Bonny Wood Community (McAmant/Tasset/+) – Santa Cruz
Bonnymede+ – Santa Cruz
Eagle Tree Lane Community – Felton
Ellen Roads – Los Gatos
Forest Lakes Neighborhood – Felton
Happy Valley – Santa Cruz
Highland/Hillcrest Terrace – Santa Cruz
Hutchinson Road – Los Gatos
Larsen Road Association – Aptos
Las Cumbres – Los Gatos
Lions Field Drive – Santa Cruz
Lost Acre-Valhalla – Felton
Marty Road – Los Gatos
North Rodeo College – Soquel
Ocean Street Extension – Santa Cruz
Old Ranch Road – Los Gatos
Paradise Park – Santa Cruz
Pineridge+ – Santa Cruz
Porter Gulch – Aptos
Prospect Heights – Santa Cruz
Quail Ridge Road – Scotts Valley
Redwood Drive – Aptos
Riva Ridge HOA – Los Gatos
Santa Cruz Gardens – Santa Cruz
Spanish Ranch Road – Los Gatos
Summit Woods Firesafe Community – Los Gatos
Sunset Ridge Road
Tanglewood – Felton
Terrace Grove Road – Los Gatos
Upper Fairway – Soquel
Upper/Outer Zayante and West Summit – Los Gatos
Viewpoint Road – Aptos
Westdale – Santa Cruz
Western Drive – Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County Firewise Communities


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Mitigation Resources
Alert System Sign up for Reverse 9-1-1 Notifications in Santa Cruz County here:
Chipper Program Visit the Conservation District of Santa Cruz County to learn about their No-Cost Chipping Program and their Neighborhood Chipping Reimbursement Program:
Assistance Request The Fire Safe Council of Santa Cruz County has on online assistance request form.  Send the information about your project/neighborhood and as funding becomes available they will contact you:
Large Animal Evacuation Find online information and a printable evacuation guide on the Santa Cruz County Horsemen’s Association website:
Large Animal Evacuation Fill out the Equine Evacution Ranch Emergency Information form ahead of an emergency at the Santa Cruz County Equine Evac website:
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