Fire Department


A Message from Fire Chief Mary Gutierrez

Chief Gutierrez at City Hall

I am proud to serve as the Fire Chief for the City of Seaside and Del Rey Oaks. The Seaside Fire Department is committed to ensuring rapid response and service to its residents.  We pride ourselves in accomplishing this with professionalism and compassion.  The Seaside Fire Department has 27 full-time firefighters and 6 Reserve Firefighters.  We will be launching a Firefighter Cadet Program in 2023 called CHAMP.  This will be the first program of its kind for Seaside Fire. We will be recruiting youth 14 – 20 years old to join the program.  We strive to empower our youth though mentorship and an introduction to the path to become a firefighter. The Seaside Fire Department has a recognized Hazardous Materials Program and Drone Program.  Our Volunteer Drone program provides opportunities for civilians and uniformed firefighters to provide a valuable service to all Monterey County Police and Fire agencies.  Additional programs include citizen CPR classes and instruction on how to install child car seats. Our fire station has a recent exterior renovation demonstrating the pride of city leadership. Please do not hesitate to stop by, ring the doorbell and meet our amazing team. 

Mary F. Gutierrez, Fire Chief

Seaside Fire Department Community Driven Strategic Plan

SFD has decided to seek Accreditation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) in order to assess and improve service delivery to the communities of Seaside and Del Rey Oaks.FD Strategic Plan Logo 

In 2019 the department conducted a Community Driven Strategic Plan working with key  internal and external stakeholders and the development of strategic initiatives.

The department believes this work will help build more effective strategies that align with the values of the communities. Click there to access the plan, including major goals and to understand more about the accreditation process.  

The plan was delivered to the City Council in early 2020.

Annual Reports

The Annual Reports highlight many great initiatives that we are developing to make your Fire Department well prepared to meet the risks and needs of our community and making Seaside a safe, healthy and economically viable community.

2018 Annual Report


This document clearly articulates the goals, objectives and program activities performed by the personnel that protect the City of Seaside and the City of Del Rey Oaks. Furthermore, it demonstrates through planning and implementation that the Department continually improves its service delivery and strives to exceed the expectations of our communities.

The Department developed a new mission statement, vision statement and confirmed its core values in preparation for the Department’s inaugural community-driven strategic plan. We are committed over the next five years to strengthen the essential services we provide to our communities’ and measure our effectiveness through self-assessment and community-adopted performance targets.

 View the
 2018 Annual Report. 

Mission Statement 

The Seaside Fire Department takes pride in serving our diverse communities through outreach, professional services, and efficient response.

Vision Statement

It is the vision of the Seaside Fire Department to be an internationally accredited organization that proactively adapts to serve the ever-changing needs of our communities.

Seaside Fire Department Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Family & Friends
  • Respect
  • Professionalism
  • Compassion
  • Dedication
  • Loyalty
  • Trustworthiness
  1. Fire Department

    Physical Address
    1635 Broadway Avenue
    Seaside, CA 93955


    Fax: 831-899-6261

  2. Mary Gutierrez

    Fire Chief

  3. Paul Blaha

    Deputy Chief

  4. David Nava

    Division Chief

  5. Jason Sullens

    Division Chief

  6. Jason Black

    Division Chief