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 now typically held on the last Wednesday or Thursday of the month. Meeting locations generally alternate between the CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit headquarters, 2221 Garden Road, Monterey, and at the U.S. Forest Service Los Padres National Forest, Monterey Ranger District headquarters, 406 S. Mildred, King City.
Board of Directors, Officers, and Executive Director:
Michael Emmett, President (Carmel Highlands)
Rob Thompson, Vice President (Monterey)
Pam Peck, Treasurer (Palo Colorado)
Marta Bennett (Rancho Tierra Grande)
Michael Caplin (Palo Colorado)
Beverly Dekker-Davidson (Rancho Tierra Grande)
Dominic Gregorio (Lockwood)
Lynne Semeria (Carmel Highlands)
Lonni Trykowski (Rancho Tierra Grande)
Brennan Blue, CAL FIRE, Unit Chief, San Benito-Monterey Unit
Mark Mancini, CAL FIRE, Battalion Chief
Jonathan Pangburn, CAL FIRE, Forester
Mike Chiodini, Bureau of Land Management, Fire Management Specialist
Matt Little, Jr, Carmel Insurance Agency, Inc.
Chris Orman, North County FPD, Chief
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.