Cypress Fire Protection District is a proactive, progressive fire department providing a high level of service and protection to our community. The District provides services through a contract with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). The District’s boundary is the same as its sphere of influence and there are no proposals for expansion. The District provides a high level of fire protection and emergency paramedic medical services to approximately 7,600 people throughout 11 square miles within the mouth of the Carmel Valley, and unincorporated portions of Carmel and Monterey.
The District was formed in 1993. Through its contract with CAL FIRE, the District currently receives staffing services of 16 full-time staff. The District works closely with the Carmel Highlands FPD and the Pebble Beach Community Services District, which are also staffed through CAL FIRE. The residents of these three special districts benefit from a sharing of stations, apparatus, and staffing. The arrangement has been formed through cost sharing agreements, without the formality or bureaucracy of a joint powers agreement or consolidation. The District received 1,666 calls for service in 2021..
The District has an ISO Public Protection Classification of 2 within five road miles of a fire station where there is a credible water source for fighting fires. The District provides fire protection, technical rescue, basic life support (EMT), and advanced life support (paramedic) services. Board meetings are open and accessible and are publicly noticed in accordance with the Brown Act.