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Smoke Alarm Recall - March 2018

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms – On March 21, 2018, Kidde recalled dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms – models P12010 and P19010. A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home. About 452,000 were sold in the United States and they will need to be replaced. The consumer contact information is: Kidde toll free at 833.551.7739 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, or online at and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information. CAL FIRE – Office of the State Fire Marshal Office Information Bulletin 18-006 was issued on March 26, 2018, regarding this recall.

The bulletin can be found at here:

Administrative Office
Monterey Fire Department
610 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: (831) 646-3900
Fax: (831) 646-3723
Non-Emergency: (831) 646-3914

Fire Stations

We have 6 fire stations in the cities of Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Carmel-by-the-Sea:

  • Station No. 11 – 600 Pacific St., Monterey
    (831) 646-3905
  • Station No. 12 – 582 Hawthorne St., Monterey
    (831) 646-3906
  • Station No. 13 – 401 Dela Vina Ave., Monterey
    (831) 646-3907
  • Station No. 14 – 600 Pine Ave., Pacific Grove
    (831) 242-8733
  • Station No. 15 – On 6th Ave. between Mission and San Carlos Streets, Carmel-by-the-Sea
    (831) 242-8735
  • Station No. 16 – 150 Olmsted Way, Monterey Regional Airport
    (831) 242-8765

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"Our mission is to provide emergency medical aid, fire prevention, public education, suppression, disaster response, and related emergency services to the members and guests of our community."

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Contact: Felix Colello (831) 601-7900
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Texting 9-1-1 should be used as a last resort as calling 9-1-1 is faster; text messages can take longer to receive and may come in out of sequence. Location accuracy isn’t always as good as calling and, if you’re roaming or the text can’t get through, it will bounce back with a message saying “call 9-1-1."

Currently there are no language translation services available; all text messages to 9-1-1 must be in English using the Latin (regular) character set. The text messages should not include acronyms, emojis, or photos and they cannot be sent as a group message.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled and the service is unavailable, use a teletypewriter or TTY if available.

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