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PACIFIC GROVE       

Fire & Emergency Services

Fire Station #4, 600 Pine Ave. Pacific Grove

2007

Citygate Associates Fire Study - 2007

2013

Matrix Fire Study - 2013

2015

Fire Calls by Hour of the Day - 2015

Legislative and Regulatory Changes Affecting Fire Service Delivery of EMS - 2015

Monterey Fire Overtime Report - 2015

2016

Pacific Grove Incident Type Report 2016

2017

Pacific Grove Incident Type Report 2017

2018

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - January

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - February

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - March 

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - April

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - May

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - June

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - July

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - August

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - September

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - October

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - November

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - December

2019

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - January

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - February

Response Summary Report by Incidend Type - March

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - April

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - May

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - June

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - July

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - August

Response Summary Report by Incident Type - September

Response Summary Reporty by Incident Type - October

Misc

Balancing the Scales: Fire Department Service and Community Expectations

Fires Don't Have Labels

Fire Service at a Crossroads

Maximizing Efficiencies in Your Fire Department

NFIRS Incident Type Codes

 


 

Fire Department Organization Chart

Fire Prevention

More information on fire safety and other fire and emergency services can be found on the Monterey Fire Departmant's web pages or by calling (831) 646-3900.

About the Fire Department

Pacific Grove was founded in 1875 as a Methodist Church summer retreat. It was incorporated as a City on July 16, 1889. The Volunteer Fire Department originated in 1885 just prior to the City's incorporation.

In December 2008, the Pacific Grove Fire Department merged into the Monterey City Fire Department, creating a 67-person, 4-station department with enhanced operational capability and depth of resources to better provide a broad spectrum of services to both communities at a lower overall cost than maintaining two separate departments. Pacific Grove's Station #4 protects a geographical area of 2.5 square miles with a full-time population of 15,500 residents. Station #4 responds to an average of 1450 calls a year.

In 2013 a new Fire Chief joined the Department. Chief Gaudenz Panholzer leads a fire department that serves the cities of Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and Sand City, as well as the Presidio of Monterey, Naval Postgraduate School and La Mesa Village. The department operates five fire stations and employs 77 people.

Panholzer lives in Carmel and has strong ties to the local community. His career in the fire service began at the Carmel Highlands Fire District in 1977. In addition to his strong field experience, Chief Panholzer has a background in fire training at Monterey Peninsula College, Hartnell College, Cabrillo College and the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium. He also has served as Director of the Monterey County Regional Fire District since 2008.

“It is an honor to serve in the communities I call home, with the highly skilled men and women of the Monterey Fire Department,” said Panholzer. Gaudenz Panholzer has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, an associates’ degree in Fire Science from MPC and has completed coursework for a master’s degree in Public Administration at San Jose State.