The council is a non-profit corporation committed to protecting lives and property from harm by wildfires, and to educating the public on wildfire dangers and how to reduce them. The council supports projects that help make homes, neighborhoods, and communities fire safe by management of natural and man-made resources.
We are looking for people who want to join us in volunteering to help meet these life-protecting goals. If you are interested in learning more, please come to our next meeting and introduce yourself.
Meetings are typically held at 9:00 a.m. on the last Thursday of every month, at the CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit headquarters, 2221 Garden Road in Monterey, subject to holidays and other changes. See the calendar page for actual meeting dates and locations.
Board of Directors, Officers, and Executive Director:
Seth Parker, President (Carmel)
Rob Thompson, Vice President (Monterey)
Pam Peck, Treasurer (Palo Colorado)
Chris Orman, Secretary (Chief, North County FPD)
Michael Caplin (Palo Colorado)
Michael Emmett (Carmel Highlands)
Miguel Errea (San Ardo)
Lynne Semeria (Carmel Highlands)
Lonni Trykowski (Rancho Tierra Grande, Carmel Valley)
Brennan Blue, CAL FIRE, Unit Chief, San Benito-Monterey Unit
Robin Hamelin, CAL FIRE, Battalion Chief
Jonathan Pangburn, CAL FIRE, Forester
Catey Trenner, CAL FIRE
Mike Chiodini, Bureau of Land Management, Fire Management Specialist
Your support today may prevent wildfire tomorrow!
The Fire Safe Council For Monterey County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible, as allowed by law. Please note, we may only solicit donations from California sources, though we may accept donations from anywhere.