Fire Protection & Emergency Medical Services

PBCSD has a contract with CAL FIRE formerly known as the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF). Under the contract, CAL FIRE provides Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services. All personnel are trained to the Emergency Medical Technician level (EMT) and 5 are trained to the Paramedic level. PBCSD provides facilities, equipment, and supplies for the services.

There are two fire stations serving the District. The main Pebble Beach Fire Station, located at Forest Lake and Lopez Roads next to the District Administrative Office, is fully owned by the PBCSD.

The District equipment at the Pebble Beach Fire Station includes the following:

  • 2011 Emergency One Fire Engine
    • Class A Triple Combination Pumper with 1500 GPM flow capacity
    • Staffed by four personnel, including one paramedic providing Advanced Life Support service, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week
  • 2004 American La France Truck
    • 75' Aerial Ladder
    • 2000 GPM flow capacity
    • 475 gallon water tank capacity
    • Staffed by three personnel, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week
  • 2002 Ford 1-ton Wildland Quick-Attack Fire Apparatus
    • Staffed as needed
  • 2000 Emergency One Fire Engine
    • Class A Triple Combination Pumper with 1500 GPM flow capacity
    • Staffed as needed

    In addition, the District owns 25% equity interest in the Carmel Hill Fire Station located inside the Highway One Gate. The other owners of the station are Cypress Fire Protection District (CFPD) with 25% and CAL FIRE with 50% interest in the station. The station is strategically located within PBCSD to provide regional Wildland fire protection as well as structural fire protection within PBCSD and CFPD. One fire engine staffed by four personnel, including one paramedic providing Advanced Life Support service, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, serves the two districts.

    The following full-time personnel are stationed at the Pebble Beach Fire Station covering 3 shifts, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

    • 5 fire captains
    • 6 fire apparatus engineers
    • 3 firefighter/paramedics
    • 6 firefighters
    • 2 fire prevention captains

    The following personnel are shared by the PBCSD, CFPD and Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District, at the Carmel Hill Fire Station covering 3 shifts, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

    • 1 division chief
    • 3 battalion chiefs
    • 1 fire training captain
    • 3 fire captains
    • 3 fire apparatus engineers
    • 3 firefighter/paramedics
    • 3 firefighters
    • 4 support personnel
    • 1 paramedic captain

    The District provides Advanced Life Support Paramedic service in the Forest. The ambulance service within the District is provided pursuant to a county-wide contract between the County of Monterey and American Medical Response (AMR). The District has six of its CAL FIRE contracted firefighters trained as paramedics to cover all shifts. This delivers advanced life support care to residents within four minutes or less after a 911 call, far below the county's eight minute response requirement.


    View the PBCSD Fire staff contacts

 

Fire Protection & Planning

The District fire department is committed to providing a Fire Safe community through prevention and education. Fire Protection and Planning services includes the prevention of fires through code enforcement, public education and investigation of fire causes.


SFM Carbon Monoxide Detector News Release
CALFIRE Defensible Space Website

Fire engines at Pebble Beach and Carmel Hill stations are staffed with a paramedic around-the-clock. Shown above is Paramedic Sichel Lakes.

Fire engines at Pebble Beach and Carmel Hill stations are staffed with 4 personnel - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Shown above are Pebble Beach Fire Station personnel, Fire Apparatus Engineer Ryan Vander Hyde, Fire Captain Ramon Rodriguez, Fire Apparatus Engineer- Paramedic Wayne Hamblin, and Fire Apparatus Engineer Aaron Smith.

Fire Truck at Pebble Beach station is staffed with 3 personnel- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Shown above are Fire Apparatus Engineer Mitch Columbo, Fire Captain Matt Johnson, and Firefighter II Jason Mahan.