Community Driven Strategic Plan

Seaside Fire is consistently working to achieve and/or maintain the highest level of professionalism and efficiency on behalf of those it serves.  To ensure the community remains a focus of the organization, Seaside Fire Department is conducting a Community Driven Strategic Plan to establish objectives and priorities to improve service delivery to Citizens.

The goal of this is to document the organization’s path into the future and is intended to be a living document, drafted with the community, for the community with its foundation based in community and membership input.

Seaside residents, businesses and stakeholders are welcome to participate. We will be offering the following as ways to get input from the public:

  • Public forum/Community Meetings
  • Stakeholder meetings
  • Online Survey
  • Mailed survey to residents and businesses where services were provided in the last 12 months

Written comments on the topic can also be submitted to

Core Services

Fire Suppression  

Seaside Fire Department provides fire suppression services with the goal of controlling and/or extinguishing fires to protect people from injury and death and reduce property loss. A typical response to a structure fire in the City of Seaside consists of 5 firefighting apparatus and 1 Chief Officer (3 Seaside Fire Department Units [1 Fire Engine, 1 Ladder Truck, and 1 Chief Officer] and 3 automatic aid units [2 Fire Engines from Monterey Fire Department, 1 Fire Engine from Presidio of Monterey Fire Department]). 


Seaside Fire Department provides Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with the goal of providing Basic Life Support (BLS) level care during calls for medical aid. Seaside Fire Department responds in conjunction with a paramedic ambulance and are capable of (but not limited to) airway management, oxygen delivery, bleeding control/shock management, immobilization of fractures, CPR with AED, and spinal immobilization. Seaside Fire Department does not transport patients to any hospital.

Hazardous Material Mitigation 

Seaside Fire Department operates a Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) program with the goal of protecting the community from the hazards associated with the uncontrolled releases of hazardous and toxic materials. Seaside Fire operates a California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Type II Hazmat apparatus that responds to incidents both within the City of Seaside and throughout the state on a mutual aid basis.

Public Education Program  

Seaside Fire Department operates a Public Education Program with the goal of reducing fire risk in the community through public education. The program is directed towards all individuals who reside, work, or travel through Seaside regardless of age. Examples of this service include school field trips to the fire station, open house events, and other educational activities.

Community Risk Reduction (Fire Prevention)  

Seaside Fire Department operates a Community Risk Reduction and Fire Prevention program with the goal of managing the risks unique to the City of Seaside. The program is comprehensive and includes both prevention and mitigation strategies such as life safety, hazard risk reduction, plan review, code compliance, and the detection, reporting, and control of fires.

Fire Investigation  

Seaside Fire Department operates a Fire Investigation, Origin, and Cause Program with the goal of origin and cause investigation and subsequent classification of fires, explosions, and other emergency situations that endanger life and/or property. 

Rescue - Basic & Technical  

Seaside Fire Department operates a basic and technical rescue program with the goal of providing an adequate, effective, efficient, and safe program directed toward rescuing trapped or endangered persons from a life-endangering cause. Examples include confined space rescues, vehicle entrapments, and fires. 

Domestic Preparedness Planning & Response  

Seaside Fire Department operates an all-hazards preparedness program that includes a coordinated multi-agency response plan designed to protect the community from terrorist threats or attacks, major disasters, and other large-scale emergencies occurring at or in the immediate area.