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Big Sur Fire


The Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade is a group of community members providing dependable fire and emergency services to all of Big Sur with a spirit of teamwork, respect and integrity.

The Big Idea

Big Sur Fire is a volunteer fire brigade that has been a keystone of the Big Sur community for 47 years. They have battled wildfires, saved homes, lives and countless acres of forest, most recently helping to extinguish the Dolan Fire in 2020. The nonprofit’s main goal is to provide dependable fire and emergency services to all of Big Sur, serving 70 miles of coastline. Faced with rising operational costs coupled with the loss of fundraising opportunities because of the pandemic, Big Sur Fire seeks funding through MCGives! because Big Sur residents deserve a ready and operational fire brigade.

Big Sur Fire plays a vital role serving the 70 miles of the Big Sur coast. Whether it is a vehicle roll over on Highway 1, a fire started by downed power lines, dry lightning or a careless and illegal campfire, or a medical emergency at home or at work, BSF is generally first on the scene providing a professional emergency response. Their service is essential to the health and safety of the Big Sur community and the millions of visitors who drive Highway 1 for the first time, each year.

- Butch Kronlund

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.