Boulder Creek Fire Department
13230 Central Avenue Boulder Creek, CA 95006
EMS Week Recognition

EMS Week Recognition

Today EMS week was celebrated at the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors meeting. Two events were celebrated with the North Bay Fires of last year being the first. Firefighters Ben Slaughter and Josh Clark were recognized for their efforts evacuating care facilities. Josh and Ben spent the better part of 4 days evacuating veterans to safe refuge. The second event was the rescue of an injured firefighter during the Bear Fire. Firefighter Ben Slaughter was recognized for his part of the rescue. Congratulations to both of them!

 

 

Defensible Space Inspections

Defensible Space Inspections

April 16 through 20 Cal Fire will be conducting defensible space inspections in the Boulder Creek Fire Protection District. The inspectors will be looking at residences to ensure adequate space is provided to save your home should a wild land fire occur. Continue Reading

Generous Gift!

Generous Gift!

Check out the Santa Cruz Sentinel article about the Bear Fire and the very generous gift the residents presented to our department! http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/20180117/bear-fire-grateful-residents-make-surprise-donation-to-firefighters     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

Power Line Safety

Power Line Safety

We live in an area prone to power line failure.  Power lines can fall due to many different reasons including vehicle accidents, falling trees, earthquakes, floods, fires, storms and wind events to name a few.  If you encounter a downed power line keep away.  Downed power lines do not need to be arcing for them… Continue Reading

Smoke Detector Batteries

Smoke Detector Batteries

Since we recently changed our clocks for daylight savings time, Boulder Creek Fire would like to remind you to change your smoke detector batteries and test them to keep yourselves safe! Learn more at our Smoke Alarms page. Continue Reading

Grant Awarded!

Grant Awarded!

Boulder Creek Fire along with our neighboring volunteers fire departments; Ben Lomond, Felton and Zayante have been awarded a Federal Grant, which will replace our outdated SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus)! Check out the article in the Press Banner. http://www.goldenstatenewspapers.com/press_banner/firefighters-to-get-new-breathing-equipment/article_972c3146-3cd6-11e7-b206-efa77bde7d92.html Continue Reading

Patsy Rae Johnson Retirement

Patsy Rae Johnson Retirement

Our long time Administrative Secretary Patsy Rae Johnson is retired January 27, 2017. She had been with us for 21 years! We honored Pat with a retirement lunch and a plaque showcasing her years of service. We thank Pat for all her years of service to the Fire District and wish her a happy retirement! Continue Reading