Carmel Highlands is a proactive, progressive Fire District providing a maximum level of service and protection to our community.
Emergency Notifications
Emergency notification to improve communications and keep our residents informed & safe in times of crisis.
Residents are advised to keep necessary supplies on hand and to remain in their homes during a significant storm.
Utilities Shut-off
It's vital that all household members know how to shut off gas meters, water valves, and electrical circuits.

Wildfire Preparation

Preparing for a wildfire starts with 3 simple steps: Ready, Set, Go. Is your home ready?


New Class! Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Area residents are invited to attend.

Smoke Detectors

Have you changed the batteries in your smoke detector lately?

Welcome back to Firefighter Steffan Lopez and Fire Apparatus Engineer Brian Zander, who staffed Cypress Fire Protection District's Water Tender, on the Creek Fire, for 21 days. Lopez and Zander were part of a Task Force that consisted of two engines from Santa Clara County, and an engine from Santa Clara City. The Task Force Leader was a Battalion Chief from San Jose City Fire. ... See MoreSee Less

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Carmel, CA – On Monday, October 05, 2020, Carmel Highlands Fire Protection District(FPD)/CAL FIRE, Cypress Fire Protection District(FPD)/CAL FIRE, San Benito-Monterey Unit CAL FIRE, Carmel-by-the-Sea Ambulance, Monterey County Sheriff, and California State Parks responded to a juvenile victim who was stranded on a ledge after sliding down a cliff at Point Lobos State Reserve. The victim was extracted from the ledge using a low angle rescue system, and then released into his parent’s custody. ... See MoreSee Less

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Commercial business inspections have started in the District. We are seeing excellent attention to fire protection and safety. Great work Carmel Highlands business owners! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Carmel Highlands and Big Sur area are expecting a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), expect an outage from 8pm tonight 10/14/2020 through 10pm on Friday 10/16/2020. The outage will occur south of Peter Pan Road.

PG&E has issued PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Outage Alert. The areas between Carmel Highlands and Big Sur are currently under a Watch for a PSPS.

Please see the webpage below for additional information.


We're sorry to report that the annual 4th of July BBQ will not be held this year due to the pandemic. We will miss seeing everyone and we look forward to when we can do it again. Stay safe everyone!

See the Bureau of Land Management's press release regarding fire restrictions in the area.


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