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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.

Taco Social

Saturday, August 25 from 2pm - 7pm at the Martin Fire Station 975 Martin Rd in Bonny Doon.

Taco Social

Posted July 17, 2018


Saturday, August 25th 2018 will be this year's first annual Taco Social to benefit the Bonny Doon Fire Team. The Taco Social will be the primary fund raiser for the Bonny Doon Fire Team this year, and besides funding the Bonny Doon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Team, it is bound to be informative for the community as well as a lot of fun for the entire family.

The Bonny Doon organizations that are sponsoring the event include the Bonny Doon Fire and Rescue Team, the Bonny Doon Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the Bonny Doon Fire Safe Council, Friends of the Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve, Local Bonny Doon Ham Radio operators and the Rural Bonny Doon Association. Each of the organizations will have an information booth to share info on how to prepare for (or avoid) a disaster. In addition, CalFIRE, PG&E, and Animal Rescue folks will also be on hand to provide useful information on what to do in the event of an emergency, and how you can prepare yourselves and your family and pets.

In addition to delicious $5 tacos and associated refreshments, there will be live music provided by great local musicians Charlie and Jessica, Bob Peters, and Andy Fuhrman, and activities for the kids, including a bounce house.

This gala event will be held from 2 to 7 PM, so save the date, and we hope to see you there!

We are also looking for volunteers. Tasks include helping to set up on Friday, assisting at the event itself on Saturday, and final cleanup tasks on Sunday.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact