We are an all-volunteer organization, and a unit of the Santa Cruz County Fire Department. We are dispatched along with the paid CalFire engine crew from the Fall Creek Station on Empire Grade, to emergencies in the Bonny Doon area. These include medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, injured hikers, mountain bikers or horseback riders, as well as both structure and wildland fires.
We operate six vehicles-- which include three fire engines, a water tender, a 4WD rescue squad, and a 4WD utility truck. We are equipped to handle vehicle extrications and cliff rescues, and are sometimes called down to Highway One to assist the Davenport Volunteers of Company 37, who are dispatched along with the CalFire engine from the Big Creek Station on Swanton Road. In addition to receiving training in firefighting and rescue, all of our volunteers are licensed Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) or Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and carry jump bags in their own private vehicles-- so that if they are close to the scene of a medical emergency, they may be the first to arrive.
We currently have two fully-equipped stations, each housing three vehicles with staff and assigned areas of duty. Click on each station to learn more!
Thinking about volunteering for the Bonny Doon Search & Rescue? Read up on qualifications and training sessions we have available for candidates.
Get to know the staff responsible for the safety of Bonny Doon. Learn how to get in contact with the wonderful people of Santa Cruz Fire Company 32!