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27 August 2020
08/27/2020: City of Monterey Accepting Applications for Alternates on the NCIP Committee

08/27/2020: City of Monterey Accepting Applications for Alternates on the NCIP Committee

The City of Monterey is now accepting applications for the Neighborhood and Community Improvement Program (NCIP) Committee for the position of alternate for the following neighborhoods: Aguajito Oaks, Alta Mesa, Deer Flats, Del Monte Beach, Del Monte Grove Laguna Grande, Glenwood, and Villa del Monte.  NEWS RELEASE IN PDF | NEWS RELEASE IN SPANISH

24 August 2020
08/24/2020: City of Monterey Accepting Applications for Emergency Rental Assistance

08/24/2020: City of Monterey Accepting Applications for Emergency Rental Assistance

The City of Monterey is pleased to announce the start of an Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The City Council allocated $800,000 to fund this program. The program is designed to reduce homelessness and displacement of existing Monterey residents and workers who are experiencing a decrease in household income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and cannot pay their rent. NEWS RELEASE 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 Bay Communities Announce Potential Labor Day Weekend Beach Closures to Reduce the Regional Spread of COVID-19

08/19/2020: Monterey Bay Communities Announce Potential Labor Day Weekend Beach Closures to Reduce the Regional Spread of COVID-19

In an unprecedented joint statement, authorities from beach communities located around Monterey Bay today announced the intended closure of all beaches over the Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 5, through Monday, September 7, 2020. Subject to input and potential ratification by each of the jurisdictions’ elected leaders, beach access would be prohibited during the anticipated busy holiday weekend.  NEWS RELEASE IN PDF | MAP

19 August 2020
08/19/2020: Arrest - Manufacturing a "Zip Gun"

08/19/2020: Arrest - Manufacturing a "Zip Gun"

On Monday, August 17, 2020 at approximately 9:48 a.m., the Monterey Police Department was advised that Alan Smith, a 38-years old male, of Monterey had manufactured a “zip gun” and possessed ammunition. A “zip gun” is a makeshift object (such as a pipe) altered to accept and fire live ammunition. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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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