since 1974

Providing dependable fire protection and emergency services to all of Big Sur with a spirit of teamwork, respect and integrity

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Big Sur Fire

Big Sur Fire is a community based, volunteer emergency services provider serving the Big Sur coast.

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Becoming a steward of Big Sur Fire is Easy. As a steward of Big Sur Fire we welcome you to enjoy the beauty and wonder of the area and simply ask for your common sense and care. Thank you for your support of our local community and for preserving the experience for future generations to come.

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Big Sur Fire is a non-profit, volunteer staffed, emergency response department serving the Big Sur region of California. Your donations make everything possible. Click the image above to make a tax-deductible donation today!


Big Sur Fire's all volunteer crew are some of the best trained in the country. We specialize in Wildfire, Wildland Urban Interface, Emergency Medical Response and Technical Search and Rescue.

From the Chief

For nearly 50 years, Big Sur Fire has had a proud history of serving and protecting our community. Big Sur Fire’s Mission is to provide dependable fire protection and emergency services for Big Sur with a spirit of teamwork, respect and integrity. These words summarize what we do, but it is the men and women of this organization that really make the difference - they exemplify these words on a daily basis.

That spirit of service continues as we move forward, navigating challenging and uncertain times. While our current responsibilities have expanded considerably from the initial mission of fire suppression in 1974, Big Sur Fire is continually searching for ways to improve our services, promote efficiency, and increase community and firefighter safety through professional development, public education and fire prevention.

I am routinely impressed by the compassion, dedication and resourcefulness of our firefighters and their commitment to the residents, businesses, and visitors alike. It is an absolute honor to serve with these men and women and to be able to represent such a fine organization.


Matt Harris
Fire Chief, Big Sur Fire

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