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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 

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. 

Also new from the Monterey Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau:

12 December 2019
Free Emergency Skills Training by CERT - Community Emergency Response Training
25 November 2019
Monterey Fire Department Toy Drive and Food Drive

Monterey Fire Department Toy Drive and Food Drive

Working in conjuntion with the Kiwani's Santa Project to provide toys to boys and girls, the Monterey Fire Department has begun its annual Toy Drive. They currently have toy barrels at the Fire Stations below (all except 16 at the Airport):

  • FS11 - 600 Pacific Street, Monterey
  • FS12 - 582 Hawthorne, Monterey
  • FS13 - 401 Dela Vina, Monterey
  • FS14 - 600 Pine Avenue, PG
  • FS15 - 6th Avenue, Carmel by the Sea

In addition, the City will have Food Bank of Monterey County barrels around City Hall and the Fire Departments for people to donate non-perishable items. For more information, the Food Bank phone number is (831) 758-1523. 

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