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Name:Bonny Doon Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Alternate Name(s):Bonny Doon Fire/Rescue, Inc.
Santa Cruz County Fire Company 32
Address:7276 Empire Grade
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-426-1561
Fax Number:831-426-4591
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Varies
Description:McDermott Station is the "new" Bonny Doon Fire Station, and is located at the intersection of Empire Grade, Ice Cream Grade and Felton-Empire Road (7276 Empire Grade).

Built in 1972, Bonny Doon Station is the original Bonny Doon Fire Station, 975 Martin Road, Santa Cruz (831) 457-9378

Bonny Doon Fire and Rescue is an all-volunteer fire company. This means that our firefighters do not get paid a salary, but it does not mean that they are anything less than professional! Every firefighter has undergone extensive training, including Structure and Wildland Firefighting, Emergency Medical Services, Vehicle Extrication, Hazardous Materials Operations, Confined Space Awareness, and much, much more! Each firefighter undergoes hundreds of hours of training prior to performing any emergency services for the community. Most of our firefighters, and all of our officers are certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), some are professional Paramedics. Some team members are professional firefighters working in paid positions locally and in the greater Silicon Valley area.

We are currently understaffed. The ideal for a community such as ours would be 3 Company Officers, 3 Engineers, and at least 20 Firefighters. We are actively looking to recruit more community members to be a part of the fire team!

AREAS SERVED: Our primary response area includes Santa Cruz County Fire Management Areas 32 and 34, which stretch from lower empire grade (at the west entrance of UCSC) up to the top of Empire Grade. To the East, our coverage extends part way down Jamison Creek, Alba Road and Felton-Empire Grade (to where the spring is). To the west, we handle emergencies down to "the belt-line" on Bonny Doon Road. Beyond those borders,. we often assist other organizations as resources allow.
Programs:The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Volunteer Info:To become a firefighter, you must be at least 18 years of age. You must live within our primary response area. You must have a clean driving record. You must not be a convicted felon. Those are some of the legal requirements for the position. If you are interested attend one of the training sessions.
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:Public Service
Areas Served:See Description Notes
Physical Location:Bonny Doon
Subject Headings
 Emergency Medical Care
Emergency Preparedness and Response Training
Emergency Rescue
Fire Control/Extinction
Fire Prevention Information
Fire Safety Inspections
Fire Services
Government Agencies
Safety Education Programs
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Training
This record last modified October 4, 2015