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Monterey Peninsula College – Public Safety Training Center

The Monterey Peninsula College Public Safety Training Center, located at the former Fort Ord Military Base in Seaside, CA., is an accredited California State Fire Training Regional Training Center. The Public Safety Training Center (PSTC) offers a variety of State Fire Training courses.  Additionally, the PSTC, through Monterey Peninsula College, offers a state accredited Firefighter Academy, a Fire Protection Technology Degree Program, an Emergency Medical Technician Training Program, and a Paramedic Training Program through NCTI.  Previously known as the California Fire Academy at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, and later the California Fire Academy at Monterey Bay, Monterey Peninsula College has provided fire service / academy training continuously since 1977. For over forty-five years, MPC has provided hundreds of upper-level State Fire Training Classes to thousands of firefighters from throughout California and beyond.

With assistance from a State Bond Measure, Monterey Peninsula College opened the Public Safety Training Center in December 2009.  The Center is also home to the Monterey Peninsula College Fire and Police Academies. This modern facility has multiple classrooms, office space, and plenty of on-site parking. Future plans include a field training site for both fire service and law enforcement.

For information on courses offered at the Public Safety Training Center, or information on the MPC Fire Technology Program, contact:

Greg Greenlee, Fire Protection Technology Corrdinator  
MPC – Public Safety Training Center
2642 Colonel Durham Street
Seaside, Ca.  93955


Jill Cavanaugh, Officer Manager


Monterey Peninsula College – Fire Protection Technology Program


Monterey Peninsula College – Public Safety Training Center Program Information:

Fire Protection Technology Core Classes

Firefighter Academy Information Sheet

Emergency Medical Services Program – EMMS 


State Fire Training classes now available at the PSTC in partnership with the Monterey County Fire Training Officers. Go to the “Class Registration” page for more information, registration, and payment.


Instructor II – Mar. 6 – 10, 2023