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McDermott Station
7276 Empire Grade,
Bonny Doon, CA 95060

Phone: (831) 426-1561

Martin Station
975 Martin Road,
Bonny Doon, CA 95060

Phone: (831) 457-9378


Bonny Doon Fire and Rescue depends on our community members to support the Fire Team. Every donation to our 501(c)(3) organization helps!

Bonny Doon Fire & Rescue

We are an all-volunteer first-responder unit of the Santa Cruz County Fire Department. We respond along with the 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 five vehicles (two fire engines, a water tender, a 4WD rescue squad, and a 4WD utility truck) and are equipped to handle vehicle extrications and cliff rescues down to Highway One, and to assist the Davenport Volunteers of Company 37. In addition to receiving training in firefighting and rescue scenarios, all our volunteers are Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) or Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). We also carry medical bags and equipment in own personal vehicles so we can quickly respond to incidents near us without a fire engine.

Being an all-volunteer fire company, our firefighters do not get paid a regular salary. However, this does not mean we are any less professional! Every one of our firefighter and medical staff undergoes the same extensive training as paid firefighters.

We are actively looking to recruit more community members to be a part of our Fire Team! County fire provides all the training, personal saftey equipment, and medical response bags to our volunteers free of charge. There is a place for you with Bonny Doon Fire, visit our team page or join us at the fire station during trainig to find out more.

Monthly Training

We meet three times a month for training at the McDermott Fire Station 7276 Empire Grade in Bonny Doon

  • 1st Saturday at 8:30am
  • 2nd Tuesday at 7:00pm
  • 3rd Tuesday at 7:00pm

Burn Permits

Backyard burn season runs through the end of April. For permits, visit for more information.

UnPancake Breakfast

Sunday, May 21 from 9am - 1pm at the Marin Fire Station 975 Martin Rd in Bonny Doon.

UnPancake Breakfast

Posted March 28, 2017

Sunday, May 21 2017 will be this years annual UnPancake Breakfast to benefit the Bonny Doon Fire Team. Please contact Stephanie Jessen at or 426-9408 if you can help out by volunteering or with other resources. It’s also a great time to see your neighbors and have someone else do the cooking! Bring the whole family to this fun social event.

We are especially interested in talking with you about volunteer opportunities. Adequate fire and medical response in our rural area depends on a robust and fully staffed volunteer fire department. While most calls can be handled by a single engine company, many calls require more responders to be safely and effectively handled. With the lower density that we love in Bonny Doon comes less tax revenue, and we simply need more volunteers to get the job done. Let’s talk about this at the breakfast.