Boulder Creek Fire Department
13230 Central Avenue Boulder Creek, CA 95006

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Resources for Local Families – Effected by Fires and Preparation for Winter

Resources for Local Families – Effected by Fires and Preparation for Winter

Please help us continue to share these resources with local families: 

October Bilingual Family Resource Calendar
Monthly calendar of food distributions and essential resources. Call Second Harvest Community Food Hotline for the latest updates 831.662.0991

Fire Resources:

Encourage all individuals impacted by the fires to apply for FEMA assistance: here in English / here in Spanish.

Emergency Financial Assistance is available to eligible households through the Red Cross here or call 800-RED-CROSS and The Tzu Chi Foundation here or call 408.256.0571, deadline to apply is October 11th.  

United Policyholders is a nonprofit that helps fire survivors understand and advocate for their rights to insurance benefits. Their Road to Recovery Webpage and Event Series is helping homeowners and renters navigate insurance and claims with FREE events, sample letters, and strategies. 
Check out their past two events: Insurance Recovery Orientation WebinarHow to Read and Understand Your Insurance Policy
Upcoming events: Roadmap to Recovery Q&A, Navigating Your Partial Loss/Smoke Loss ClaimRoadmap to Recovery for Renters
Santa Cruz County Fire Resources in English/in Spanish
   
Help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our county:
Follow and share these steps: wear a mask, keep interactions spatially distant at least 6 feet, get outside, keep it brief under 10-15 minutes. 
COVID-19 testing sites

AB3088 State Law passed providing eviction protection for tenants missing rent due to COVID-19 impacts.  Please help folks understand their rights under this law and what is necessary to do (fill out and return the declaration, at least 25% of Sept – Jan rent paid by Jan 31st.). Here are two videos that explain this in English and in Spanish. For further assistance contact the Watsonville Law Center, COPA or CRLA

Support Boulder Creek Firefighters

Support Boulder Creek Firefighters

While we continue to do our best to protect our community and save as many homes as possible, it is inevitable that we will lose some homes. In this case some of our own firefighters and their families have already lost their homes while they were battling this fire. This go fund me was set… Continue Reading

May Birthdays

May Birthdays

Is your child’s birthday in May? If so, we will post a picture of our fire personnel saying happy birthday to your child from now until the end of May 30. Please contact the department (831-338-7222) to coordinate a drop off of a pre-made Happy Birthday sign with the child’s name. We will attempt to… Continue Reading

Fire Chief News!

Fire Chief News!

Congratulations to Chief McClish on his Retirement! He serviced Boulder Creek fire for a total of 37 years. Happy retirement Chief! We give a warm welcome to Boulder Creek Fire’s new Chief Mark Bingham, who has been with the department since 1998! *Photo credit to SLV Steve Continue Reading

Ash Removal Safety Tips

Ash Removal Safety Tips

Ash Removal Safety Tips Each year, Boulder Creek Fire responds to fires that are caused by improper disposal of hot coals or ashes from fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves, grills or mobile fireplaces designed for use on decks or patios. The fact is that coals and ashes from fires can remain hot enough to start… Continue Reading