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Check Out the Boulder Creek Fire Department Facebook Page.

This page provides information on upcoming fundraising events as well as photos of events and incidents.
We put on several fundraising events per year which include our annual Crab Feed, 4th of July Pancake breakfast, Summer BBQ and Dance as well as Christmas tree sales.

All proceeds from these events go towards the purchase of new rescue and EMS equipment.
This page will also be updated with current road information when available.


District Board Opposes California State Fire Fees

The Boulder Creek Fire Protection District Board of Directors oppose the CA Fire Fees. 

Here is a link to the California State Fire Fees Resolution passed by the District Board.


Brookdale Lodge Fire Videos - August 2009

The following are videos of the fire at the Brookdale Lodge on August 18, 2009. It went to three alarms. The fire started in the Lodge and spread to the wildland. Other than the Lodge itself, there were no other structures damaged. The following fire departments had equipment at the fire: Boulder Creek Fire, Ben Lomond Fire, Felton Fire, Zayante Fire, Scotts Valley Fire, Central Fire. The videos are all thanks to YouTube.  Click "Read More" below to see more videos!




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Firefighters explain how they fight fires

This is an article from the Santa Cruz Sentinel

Jennifer Squires - Sentinel Staff Writer

A few tentative flames lick some roadside brush in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It's 2 p.m. on a hot, dry summer day and the humidity is low. This, firefighters say, is a bad day. Conditions are right for a wildland fire to burn out-of-control. As soon as the 911 calls begin rolling in, firefighters start rolling out. Seven Cal Fire engines, two hand crews, a dozer, an air tanker, a helicopter and an air attack plane -- to coordinate the firefighting from above -- are sent to the fire, regardless of size. In the first few minutes, fire officials assess the blaze and decide if more resources are needed or if some can be called off. This is the standard response during summer's high fire season, according to Fire Chief John Ferreira, head of Cal Fire Santa Cruz-San Mateo County. Battling wildfires is part science, part experience, and it's all based on the behavior of the fire. Ferreira, who has 36 years experience fighting fire, said it "becomes second nature because you've been doing it so long."

Fueling a fire On a windless day, a fire that ignites in a flat grassy field will burn in a circle.

That's not the type of wildfire that crews in Santa Cruz County and across the state have been dealing with this summer.

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Neighborhood Emergency Notification System

Santa Cruz Consolidated Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) has launched a new Emergency Notification system which can be used by center staff to send important messages to residents and businesses within Santa Cruz County. The system has the capability of sending thousands of messages in a very short time based on geographic location of the incident.


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Video Taken at Summit Fire

The following video was taken by John Bridges, a firefighter with Boulder Creek fire. It was taken on 22 May, 2008 at the Summit fire in Santa Cruz County, on Summit Road near Maymens Flat Road at about 10 pm. The fire had just blown up again and was spotting in all directions.

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