Fire & Paramedic


Fire Department

Out front of the Carmel Fire Department station

The Fire Department protects the lives and property of residents, businesses, and visitors in Carmel-by-the-Sea through the prevention and suppression of fire, through educating the public on personal and community safety topics, and by responding to emergency medical calls. The Carmel-by-the-Sea Fire Department takes an active role in emphasizing prevention through public safety programs in areas such as hazardous materials, disaster preparedness planning, and fire prevention.

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea currently contracts with the City of Monterey for Fire Department services. To learn more about Monterey Fire Department, visit their webpage.



On 6th Ave between Mission and San Carlos Streets
PO Box 4754
Carmel, CA 93921
Phone: (831) 620-2030
Fax: (831) 620-2034

Ambulance Billing Information Contact

Wittman Enterprises, LLC: (800) 906-6552


Forest Theater Fire Policy

Forest Theater Fire Pits

Based on concerns about fire risks and mitigation in the state of California, Carmel Fire Department has received many inquiries with regard to the fire pits in the Forest Theater. 

 With safety as the primary focus, the fire department is in the process of designing a policy to suspend the use of the fire pits in the Forest Theater during times of extreme fire danger, or whenever we are under a “red flag warning”, like during extremely hot and dry weather conditions and when there are excessive winds.