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Monterey County Fire Training Officers Association

Providing and supporting training for firefighters and fire service agencies in Monterey County for over 50 years.





September 10, 2020:  The Dolan Fire has been burning in Monterey County since the evening of August 18, 2020.  The fire began near Dolan Canyon on Highway 1 about 10 miles south of Big Sur Village.  The fire steadily grew to the north, south and east deep into the Los Padres National Forest.  During a record setting heat wave over the Labor Day Weekend, the fire doubled in size in a matter of 24 hours pushing the acreage burned to over 70,000.  By September 10, the size has grow to over 100,000 acres and has now entered the U.S Army Garrison at Hunter Liggett many miles east of the origin along the Pacific Ocean. As of October 21, 2020, the Dolan Fire has increased to over 124,000 acres and is 98% contained.






Notice: Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, many of the classes listed on this site may have been, or will be postponed or cancelled. To check on the status of a class, check with the class host or sponsor.  


Monterey County Office of Emergency Services – COVID-19 Information and daily updates: HERE


Coronavirus Disease 2019 information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HERE


Access free COVID-19 on-line training classes through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services – California State Training Institute (CSTI) HERE.



Company Officer Series

April 9, 2020:  Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with guidelines from the CDC, and following directives from the Sate of California and the County of Monterey, all remaining classes previously scheduled in the Company Officer Series hosted by the MCFTOA have been cancelled.  It is our desire to re-schedule the remaining classes later in the year if possible. We will update this website with future information on the status of the classes as it becomes available. 



California Office of Emergency Services, Monthly Training Update / Summary, Oct. 2020: HERE


CAL FIRE: Current Incident Information HERE


National Wildfire Coordinating Group: InciWeb – Incident Information System HERE


Learn more about PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff HERE












Updated: Oct. 23, 2020

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