Cachagua Fire provides fire suppression and emergency medical services to the rural and mountainous areas at the eastern end of Carmel Valley, known as the Cachagua area. The Cachagua Fire Protection District was formed on October 12, 1993 at the request of community residents who wanted to create an agency that could levy an assessment to support the operation of the existing volunteer fire company.
The District comprises approximately 110 square miles of territory and serves over 1,000 residents. A three-member elected Board of Directors governs the District, and 29 active members volunteer to provide fire suppression and emergency medical services. A benefit assessment is the primary source of funding for the District.
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The Latest News
Ban in Place for Monterey County
CAL FIRE has suspended all open burning in Monterey County, as of December 31, 2013. This is due to the increased fire threat, evidenced by continuing fire activity. On average, San Benito and Monterey Counties experience less than 7 vegetation fires in November and December. 2013 has seen 14 vegetation fires so far in the CAL FIRE jurisdiction. Monterey County saw the Pfeiffer fire burn 917 acres in the jurisdiction of the Los Padres National Forest, demonstrating that the threat of fire continues. Further, the weather forecast is for unseasonably dry conditions to continue. Press Release
Airs Ambulances Called In
Cachagua Fire responded to a very challenging medical call shortly after 11:00 pm last night. The reporting party was involved in a vehicle accident and took shelter in a nearby house. Helicopter Calstar 5 was used to search Tassajara Rd in the hopes that the patient would hear the rotor wash. Battalion 7702 used his PA system to call out to the patient as he drove search paths. The patient started flashing lights from the unknown residence to alert Cachagua Fire to her location. Two other patients were trapped in a vehicle at a second location. Ambulance 5569 found the vehicle along Cachagua Rd about an hour later. Calstar 5 eventually landed at the Eaton Ranch (Tassajara Rd / E Carmel Valley Rd) without any assistance. Airships Calstar 2 and Mercy 20 also landed at the Eaton Ranch and were able to airlift all 3 patients shortly before 2:00 am. Ambulance 5566, CHP, and Rescue 7761 all assisted on the rescue. This was one of the most difficult rescues we've had in a very long time. Please keep all 3 patients in your thoughts.
Is Coming to Cachagua
Cachagua Fire has spoken with the North Pole. Santa is coming to Cachagua to deliver presents from the firetruck while his reindeer take a rest to eat some hay and have some water!!! You can download a poster here
Fire on Tassajara Road
Cachagua Fire responded to a report of a vegetation fire shortly after 5:00 am along Tassajara Road. Battalion 7702 was first on scene as the incident commander and worked with Engines 7731, 7732, 4661, and 4691 to put out the fire. Patrol 7751 and Chief 7700 also assisted. The fire was contained within less than an hour of the 911 call.
Along Cachagua Road
Cachagua Fire responded to a medical last evening along Cachagua Road. The initial response involved Engine 4164, Ambulance 5566, Battalion 7702, and Rescue 7761. The patient was transported to CHOMP code 2 shortly after 9:00 pm.
Along Cachagua Road
Cachagua Fire was paged out to a medical along Cachagua Road at 3:28 pm. Battalion 7702 arrived on scene with Rescue 7761. He was assisted by Cal Fire Engine 4691 and Ambulance 5566. The patient was transported to CHOMP Code 2.
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