Fire Department


Department head: Robert Oatey

230 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 420-5280

The Santa Cruz Fire Department operates four fire stations and one lifeguard headquarters and employs more than 60 people, which includes firefighter/paramedics, captains, battalion chiefs, fire prevention staff, training staff, and administrative staff. Additionally, the department hires about 70 seasonal lifeguards.

The teams handle all types of emergency services: structure fire suppression, wildland fire suppression, paramedic services, marine rescues, and response to hazardous materials incident response.

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