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Fire Prevention

Santa Cruz County Standards

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  • Permit Application
  • Construction Plans

Knox Box

Approved Gate / Access Locking Options (pdf)

For over 40 Years, Knox has led the industry in providing secure and safe access for first responders. With Knox Rapid Access Solutions, there’s no more forced entries or waiting for property owners to unlock doors in the middle of the night.

Designed with simplicity in mind, Knox Rapid Access Solutions use one master key to unlock Knox products in your jurisdiction for immediate access to:

  • Buildings
  • Gates
  • Fire Protection Systems

The Boulder Creek Fire Department has a page on the Knox Box website with information on available products and systems: Knox Products for Boulder Creek

Defensible Space/ Home Hardening

How safe is your home from Wildland fires?  For information on how to protect your home see the Living with Fire in Santa Cruz County booklet.

Defensible space inspections look at several different aspects of a home owners property.  

Inspections available by appointment if you have further questions regarding defensible space.  Contact the District office for an appointment.

Fire Resistant Plant Lists

Visit the links below for information on fire resistive plants:

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