Summer 2020 Wildfires

Shelter in Place Order Due to the Pandemic

Proudly serving Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Sand City, Presidio of Monterey,
Naval Postgraduate School, La Mesa Village and Monterey Regional Airport


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 Prevention Bureau
Phone: (831) 646-3908
Email: Fireprevention@monterey.org


Infectious Control Officers
Primary: Jim Courtney
(831) 646-6965
Secondary: Gaudenz Panholzer
(831) 646-6957 
Alternate: On-Duty Division Chief
(831) 901-5002

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

Our Mission

"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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15:00 06 October 2020
RFP - Community Risk Assessment/Standards of Cover (CRA/SOC) Study for the Monterey Fire Department, due October 6, 2020

RFP - Community Risk Assessment/Standards of Cover (CRA/SOC) Study for the Monterey Fire Department, due October 6, 2020

The City of Monterey (“City”) is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals to conduct a Community Risk Assessment/Standards of Cover Study (CRA/SOC) for the Monterey Fire Department. The City is a charter city located in the County of Monterey. The City of Monterey’s Fire Department is an all-risk fire agency that provides services to the residents, businesses, and visitors not only in the City of Monterey but, via contracts for service, to the cities of Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and Sand City as well as the Monterey Regional Airport, Naval Support Activity Monterey (NSAM), and La Mesa Village military housing. The CRA/SOC will assist the City in ensuring a safe, effective, and appropriately-sized response force for fire suppression, emergency medical services, and specialty response situations. Given fiscal challenges and the evolving needs of our community in recent years, it is timely to collaboratively evaluate current practices and chart a course for future deployment, facilities, staffing and operations. RFP IN PDF

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03 September 2020
Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration, Greenbelt Fuel Reduction Project

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration, Greenbelt Fuel Reduction Project

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION

September 3, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Monterey has prepared a Mitigated Negative Declaration, pursuant to the requirements of CEQA, for the Greenbelt Fuel Reduction Project.

The proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study, as well as referenced documents, are available for review on the City website at: https://www.monterey.org/Services/Community-Development/Planning and by appointment at the City of Monterey, Planning Office, Colton Hall, 1st Floor, 570 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940. To make an appointment, contact Christy Sabdo at the email address below.

In accordance with time limits mandated by State law, written comments on this Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study will be accepted from: September 3, 2020 through October 5, 2020.

A public hearing for this project will be held on: October 27, 2020

Notice of Intent | Initial Study 

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

12 July 2020
Fire Code Requirements for sidewalk café, tents, canopies, cooking and heating applications for outdoor gatherings, seating and eating

Fire Code Requirements for sidewalk café, tents, canopies, cooking and heating applications for outdoor gatherings, seating and eating

FIRE MARSHAL BULLETIN FOR FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS 
Fire Code Requirements for sidewalk café, tents, canopies, cooking and heating applications for outdoor gatherings, seating and eating
 
This Informational Bulletin has been developed by the Monterey Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau to summarize the fire and life safety regulations relating to sidewalk café, temporary structures classified as tents and canopies. The purpose of this document is to establish standards for outdoor dining including outdoor dining in areas less than 200 sq. ft. located in commercial districts and the residential visitor commercial district. This bulletin is to accommodate pedestrian circulation, meet applicable code requirements as well as create well-designed and attractive outdoor dining areas. These fire codes are to inform the public and businesses with the new COVID-2020 regulations. 

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