Staying Safe

Evacuating During an Emergency

Evacuating During an Emergency

Having a Plan in Place is Key for Safety By Ryan Peters, Fire Captain, Aptos-La Selva Fire Protection District It’s hard to believe that we’re already well into July! I hope everyone is enjoying the summer season so far. A couple of months ago as we said goodbye to Spring, we addressed the importance of […]

Downed Power and Utility Line Safety Tips

Downed Power and Utility Line Safety Tips

By Ryan Peters, Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District Welcome to 2019! We certainly hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday season. As we get started on a new year of safety messages, one topic came to mind the other night, as our emergency crews were busy responding to downed power lines due to the […]

Defensible Space and Fire Season Safety

Defensible Space and Fire Season Safety

By Captain Ryan Peters, Aptos-La Selva Fire District It’s hard to believe how quickly the winter season flew by. Suddenly we find ourselves in the middle of April which means warmer weather is directly ahead. April is the month for us to start evaluating and addressing defensible space around our homes in preparation for this […]

The Train to Saving Lives

The Train to Saving Lives

Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is the Ticket! By Ryan Peters, Fire Captain Aptos / La Selva Fire District As the beat goes on in 2018, February is a great time to focus on things we can all do to help our community thrive and be the best it can be. It may be the second […]

Hope for the Best; Plan for the Worst!

Hope for the Best; Plan for the Worst!

By Ryan Peters, Fire Captain, Aptos-La Selva Fire District As I sit down to write this month’s column, lightning is streaking our morning sky. It’s incredible to find that we’re already in the middle of September! Summer has, much like a bolt of lightning, come and gone so quickly this year. But even as summer […]

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