Agreement for Fire Protection and Emergency Response Services

The former campus fire engine and a City fire engine (photo courtesy of City of Santa Cruz)

On July 1, 2014, an Agreement for Fire Protection and Emergency Response Services between the City of Santa Cruz and the Regents of the University of California, on Behalf of its Santa Cruz Campus went into effect. This agreement transfered responsibility for staffing the campus fire station and engine company from the campus to the City of Santa Cruz and specified the fire protection and emergency response services provided by the Santa Cruz Fire Department to the campus. In conjunction with this agreement, UC Santa Cruz also leased the campus fire station to the City of Santa Cruz as Santa Cruz Fire Station 4. The former UC Santa Cruz Fire Department was disbanded at the time this agreement went into effect following 39 years of service to the campus.

The Office of Emergency Services - in conjunction with the Associate Vice Chancellor of Risk and Safety Services - is responsible for managing this agreement on behalf of the campus. The Director of Emergency Management serves as UC Santa Cruz's contract administrator for this agreement and as the owner's representative for the lease of the fire station.

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