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24 November 2020
Outdoor Dining & Heaters in Monterey: What You Need to Know Informational Session, Tues., Dec. 1 at 9:30 AM

Outdoor Dining & Heaters in Monterey: What You Need to Know Informational Session, Tues., Dec. 1 at 9:30 AM

Outdoor Dining & Heaters in Monterey: What You Need to Know, Dec 1, 2020, 9:30 AM - REGISTRATION LINK
You're invited to an informational session on outdoor heaters for outdoor dining in the City of Monterey. This session will cover fire code and building code regulations as it relates to outdoor dining, and will be informative for any Monterey restaurateur, from Cannery Row and the Wharves to Old Town Monterey and North Fremont Street.

On November 17, 2020, the Monterey City Council authorized the use of outdoor heaters on the City's municipal wharves as long as those heaters are compliant with any conditions set by the City’s Fire Marshal. Since then, there has been several questions and concerns about the use of outdoor heaters and the permitting process.

Hosted by the Monterey City Manager's Office and featuring the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Marshal, Building Inspection staff, and Code Compliance staff.

Outdoor Heaters Info Session

13 November 2020
Winter and Holiday Fire Safety Tips from Monterey Fire Department

Winter and Holiday Fire Safety Tips from Monterey Fire Department

The Monterey Fire Marshal wants to remind everyone to be aware of potential fire hazards in your home during winter months and over the holidays. Cooking safety tips also emphasize the importance of knowing how to deep fry a turkey correctly, if that's the cooking option you choose. Many fires start from deep frying turkeys. Please refer to the PDF and video links below for tips and information:

23 October 2020
Fire Safe Council for Monterey County Offers "Wildfire and You" Preparedness Workshops Online

Fire Safe Council for Monterey County Offers "Wildfire and You" Preparedness Workshops Online

2020 has been an unprecedented year for wildfires in California. It's important that we all be prepared. The Fire Safe Council for Monterey County developed a FREE online workshop, WILDFIRE & YOU, that you can take at any time to help protect your life and home in event of wildfires https://firesafemonterey.org/workshops.html

Fire Safe Workshop Flyer

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

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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