Big Sur Fire Roster

The Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade is made up of individuals dedicated to serving the Big Sur community.  Their service to the local community is at the highest level and has provided for an effective and efficient fire and rescue service serving not only the residents and businesses of Big Sur, but also the many visitors and guests that frequent the Big Sur area.


Administrative Personnel:

Tori Chesebrough-Buckles                              Administrative Assistant

Jaci Pappas                                                         Bookkepper

Terry Hallock                                                        Grant Applications

Chris Smith                                                          Fire / Rescue Trainer

Dan Gearhart                                                      Webmaster / Photographer


Board of Directors:

Martha Karstens, President

Frank Pinney, Vice President

Mary Trotter, Secretary

Richard Ravich, Treasurer

Lana Weeks

Victor Pavloff


Fire Chief:

Martha Karstens



Jeannie Alexander                         Medical Captain

John Coombs                                 Medical Responder


Engine 7831:                                (Station #1)

Steve Graham                                   Captain

Marcus Foster                                   Lieutenant

Rayner Marx                                      Engineer

Trey Kropp                                         Engineer

Martine Palafox                                  Firefighter

Jim Betts                                            Firefighter

Fabian Perez                                     Firefighter

Wendy Waters                                   Firefighter

Luke Perkins                                      Firefighter


Engine 7852:                                (Station #2)

Jon Knight                                           Captain

Jeff Carmichael                                  Engineer

James Barrow                                    Firefighter

Thomas Leahy                                   Firefighter


Engine 7854:                                 (Station #4)

Matt Harris                                         Captain


Water Tenders Drivers:

Hubbs Hubback

Jess Mason

Tevye Morgenrath

Hal Latta

Jim Gray