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March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6 days ago
In honor of the first day of Women's History Month we thought we would share a piece of our own Women's History! Roshan Todd was the first female career firefighter, and recently became our first female Fire Captain at Scotts Valley Fire Protection District. Captain Todd started at Scotts Valley Fire when she was 22 years old. "Starting in the fire service at a young age as a woman was intimidating, but I was lucky to be a part of a District that welcomed me and supported me. A quote that has helped guide me through my career is: 'Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible.' My advice to anyone looking to join the fire service - do it. You will never find a more rewarding career or a better community to serve." ...
4 weeks ago
"When do I report smoke?"FLAMESFlames are a definitive indicator of a fire - if you see flames please call 9-1-1 to report immediately. The sooner we are notified of fire activity the sooner we can arrive on scene and work towards containment. DEFINED COLUMNSmoke collecting in a column and rising vertically. A defined column of smoke is a good indicator that there is fire activity occurring. Backyard Burn Season typically spans from December 1st through April 30th each year which can often be the cause of white columns of smoke. However, when in doubt please call 9-1-1 to report defined columns of smoke.DRIFT SMOKEDrift smoke is smoke that has drifted from its point of origin. Generally, drift smoke will not be from fires in our immediate area. There is no need to call 9-1-1 for drift smoke and information can likely be found on our Facebook page or Cal Fire's social media if there is noticeable drift smoke in the area.CALLING IN SMOKEPlease use the following tips when calling in a smoke investigation:- Have an address or general idea of where the smoke is originating - Please be able to describe the smoke- When possible, try to have good reception when calling in reports of smoke ...