Wildland Fire Resource Page

Santa Cruz County historically has a low incidence of major wildland fires, however, numerous small fires occur in the county each year and during 2008, three major wildfires occurred.

Campus Employees Affected by Wildfires

Employees who have are personally affected by a wildfire are encouraged to work through their supervisors if they have special needs or require any campus assistance.

Santa Cruz County Office of Emergency Services

Wildland Fire Incident Information

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) maintains a log of all current and recent wildland fire incidents statewide. Major fires will usually have an incident-specific page created and linked to from this log.

Please note that updates by CAL FIRE may be delayed up to 24 hours depending on available incident information and resources. During times of major statewide fire activity, CAL FIRE may also move incident information to their main home page.

In addition, FireDispatch.com provides a free feed of all active fire and EMS incidents dispatched by NETCOM (the Santa Cruz Consolidated Emergency Communications Center). This includes all municipal responses within Santa Cruz County, but does not include campus or CAL FIRE responses unless municipal units are simultaneously dispatched.

  • FireDispatch.com note: select "Santa Cruz County" from dropdown menu in upper right corner of screen

Wildfire Smoke Information

Specific smoke advisories during wildfires are issued by the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District and can be found on the MBUAPCD website page if available.

General information about the health effects of wildland smoke can be found in the following documents: