Staying Safe

Staying Safe

Staying Safe

By Mike Conrad, Division Chief Operations Aptos La Selva Fire Protection District Here we are in springtime, we survived El Nino with relative minor problems and while we didn’t break the drought we did get some much-needed rain. As we all know these April showers will bring May flowers. But what is often forgotten is […]

Staying Safe

Staying Safe

By Mike Conrad, Division Chief Operations Aptos La Selva Fire Protection District So far Mother Nature has been very good to us. We are getting rain and the timing has been good. Most storms have been overnight which has affected less people than daytime storms might. The spacing between the storms has also been great […]

Staying Safe

Staying Safe

By Mike Conrad, Aptos La Selva Fire Protection District What a busy past couple of months and the next couple do not look any less busy. First, an update on the Wildland Fire season. Currently we have 17 active fires across the State. Since July 22, California has had one thousand and three wildland fires […]

Rain and Wildfires During Drought

Rain and Wildfires During Drought

By Mike Conrad, Aptos La Selva Fire Protection District I was talking with people at my table during the May Aptos Chamber Breakfast when it was mentioned how relieved we in the fire service must be that we have had a damp spring. With the springtime moisture they said the threat of wildland fires was […]

Staying Safe – No More Falls

Staying Safe – No More Falls

By Mike Conrad, Division Chief Operations Aptos La Selva Fire Protection District I am excited this month to write about the implementation of the “No More Falls” pilot program here in the Aptos La Selva Fire District. In partnership with County of Santa Cruz Public Health and American Medical Response, the Aptos La Selva Fire […]

Holiday Fire Safety

Holiday Fire Safety

By Mike DeMars, Public Information Officer Central Fire Protection District Central Fire Protection would like to remind everyone to be fire safe during this holiday season. Some holiday fire safety tips include: Make sure that you have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home Keep candles away from flammable materials Extinguish candles when […]