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Branciforte Fire Protection District
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Branciforte Fire Protection District|
|Address:||2711 Branciforte Drive|
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday-Friday, 8-5|
|Description:||The Branciforte Fire Protection District provides fire protection and suppression, EMS at a BLS level (there are approximately 10 firefighters trained and licensed as Paramedics, but can only render BLS care at the moment),and in county and out of county wildland fire response.
Yard Burning Guide Policy
THE BURN SEASON WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE BRANCIFORTE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT IS DECEMBER 1ST THROUGH APRIL 30TH ONLY. BURNING OUT OF SEASON MAY RESULT IN A CITATION AND YOU MAY BE LIABLE FOR ALL SUPPRESSION COSTS.
AREAS SERVED: Branciforte Fire serves approximately 3,500 residents. It is located within the Wildland/Urban interface with homes in highly wooded and hilly areas. There are several vineyards, orchards and farms. Within the District there is an elementary school, a conference center, and a tourist location called The Mystery Spot.
|Programs:||The Branciforte Fire Department is a member of the county wide chipping program, which provides free chipping services to residents who maintain rural roads and fuel loading on their property. The State law requires that all homeowners maintain a 100 foot defensible space perimeter around their residence. This means removing dead and flammable vegetation, pruning low hanging tree branches and keeping plants spaced apart so they do not act as a continuous fuel source leading right to your house.
CERT "Community Emergency Response Team"
A national organization of volunteers that train locally in your neighborhood, throughout the year, in preparation for a major natural disaster or incident. For more information please contact Adam Matlock at (831)423-8856, or go on line to www.santacruzcountycert.org
|Volunteer Info:||The Branciforte Fire Protection District is always accepting applications and looking for new, dedicate volunteers to join our department. Please feel free to download our application online and turn it in at our station.|
|Languages other than English:||None|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||None|
|Public Transportation:||Not Available|
|Areas Served:||See Description Notes|
|Physical Location:||Santa Cruz|
Emergency Medical Care
Fire Prevention Information
Fire Safety Inspections
First Aid Instruction
Safety Education Programs
|This record last modified April 9, 2013|