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17 May 2021
05/17/2021: Wildland Fire Safety Inspections Begin June 1, 2021 on Home and Vacant Lots in Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, and Sand City

05/17/2021: Wildland Fire Safety Inspections Begin June 1, 2021 on Home and Vacant Lots in Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, and Sand City

The Monterey Fire Department will begin conducting fire safety inspections on June 1, 2021, for all homes in areas at risk for a wildland fire within the cities of Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, and Sand City. This inspection is done on an annual basis to help minimize the spread and growth of a wildland fire and reduce the potential loss of homes in such an event. Once the inspection has been completed, the fire department will only leave a notice at the home if any corrective actions should be taken by the homeowner/occupant. The notices will be in the form of a self-adhesive notice left on or near the door. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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17 May 2021
05/17/2021: City Council Approves Purchase of a New Type 3 Wildland Fire Engine

05/17/2021: City Council Approves Purchase of a New Type 3 Wildland Fire Engine

Timing played an important role when the City of Monterey Fire Department came upon an opportunity to replace an aged Type 3 wildland engine received via a grant from the Fort Ord Reuse Authority 17 years ago. A typical lifespan of a rigorously used fire engine is 15 years. With longer and more devastating wildfires happening throughout the state for several years now, the wildland engines are used extensively for mutual aid throughout the state. When resources are sent out on statewide mutual aid assignments, the City is reimbursed the cost of staff and for the use of vehicles. Over the past seven fiscal years, reimbursements for vehicles have been nearly $575,000, the majority of which has been credited to the City’s Equipment Replacement Fund. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTOS IN PDF

23 August 2020
08/23/2020: Monterey Peninsula-Wide Emergency Preparedness for Potential Weather Event

08/23/2020: Monterey Peninsula-Wide Emergency Preparedness for Potential Weather Event

The National Weather service has issued a red flag warning - a warning that another weather system is in the forecast that includes potential lightning storms. The warning for erratic winds, dry lightning, and possible thunderstorms is effective now through 5:00 PM, Monday, August 24 (see graphic below). NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

Red Flag Warning

19 August 2020
08/19/2020: Monterey Fire Department Fully Staffed and Ready to Respond as Needed

08/19/2020: Monterey Fire Department Fully Staffed and Ready to Respond as Needed

The Monterey Fire Department wants to reassure residents that they are fully staffed and ready to respond as needed to any situation that warrants their services. The current local River Fire and Carmel Fire have both brought concerns and anxiety to residents. The Monterey Fire Department serves Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Sand City, Naval Postgraduate School, La Mesa Village and Monterey Regional Airport, and is ready in all of those areas should a need arise. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

21 May 2020
05/21/2020: Wildland Fire Safety Inspections Begin June 1, 2020 on Homes and Vacant Lots in Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, and Sand City

05/21/2020: Wildland Fire Safety Inspections Begin June 1, 2020 on Homes and Vacant Lots in Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, and Sand City

NEWS RELEASE
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Monterey Fire Department Defensible Space Self-Inspection Quiz
CONTACT: Sichel Young, Fire Prevention Officer, (831) 646-3908, fireprevention@monterey.org
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Wildland Fire Safety Inspections Begin June 1, 2020 on Homes and Vacant Lots in Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, and Sand City