responds to emergencies and other requests for assistance,
plans for and takes action to prevent emergencies and to
reduce their impact, coordinates regional emergency response
efforts, and educates the communities we serve.
state agency, functions as the
under a contract with the County of San Luis Obispo, and has
done so since 1930.
Approximately 180 full-time
state employees operate the Department, supplemented by as
many as 100 state seasonal fire fighters, 300 County
paid-call (PCF) and reserve fire fighters, and 120 state
inmate fire fighters.
provides contract fire services to the communities of Los
CAL FIRE also provides local
contract fire services to the City of Pismo Beach and,
during non-fire season, to the community of Cayucos.
Department activities are
split between three Service Programs:
Emergency Response, Training
and Support, and Technical Services.
To serve and safeguard the people and protect the property
and resources of San Luis Obispo County through education
preparedness and emergency response.
The San Luis Obispo County Fire Department will exceed
expectations and maintain the highest standards of
preparedness, training, and emergency response.
Integrity, Competence, Teamwork, Courage, Commitment
CAL FIRE Assists
Cleanup at Pismo State Beach
crews have been assisting California
State Perks with burning the brush piles
adjacent to the Pismo State Beach
Campground in the Grand Dunes Area.
the Oceano Dunes District had a record
number of illegal campfires in this area
turn into wildland fires from transient
camps and vandalism.
Now the area is safe and visible for
both the public and for park visitors,
and most importantly not an attractive
area for homeless camps!
SLO County WUI Drill May 5th, 2016
The San Luis Obispo County Training Officers
in cooperation with Cambria Fire Protection
District, CAL FIRE, and the SLO Fire Safe
Council are hosting this years Wildland
Urban Interface Drill .
Fire Safe Fair
The San Luis Obispo County Fire Safe Council
is also presenting a public information
event. This event will be held at the Santa
Rosa Catholic Church Parking Lot. 10am to
2pm on May 5th, 2016
Yard Burning Suspended!
May 1, 2016 also marks the
end of the open burn season. Burning
authorized under Backyard Burn Permits
issued by the Air Pollution Control District
(APCD) will be suspended until the end of
fire season. Press
Spanish Ranch Memorial
This is the first in a series of proposed
site memorials to honor the fallen
firefighters of San Luis Obispo County.
The Spanish Ranch Memorial is intended as a
tribute to the four men who lost their lives
fighting the Spanish Ranch Fire which
started on August 15th 1979.
County Drought Task Force
The task force will review water allocations and the
state’s preparedness, as well as coordinate with federal
and local agencies.
2015 CCOP Annual Operating Plan
EMS Program EMT Re-Cert Application
The CAL FIRE EMS Program has begun to issue
Emergency Medical Technician Re-Certification cards. Through the EMS
Program, CAL FIRE employees shall recertify every two years.
Seasonal Firefighters are eligible only when employed, but can
recertify up to six months early while still working and maintain
the same expiration date.
The One Less Spark—One
Less Wildfire campaign educates Californians
about how to prevent wildfires inadvertently caused
by sparks from sources around the home and vehicle,
as well as by industrial usage.
Fee Questions ??
Assembly Bill X129 was signed into law
on July 7, 2011. The law approves the
new, annual Fire Prevention Fee to pay
for fire prevention services within the
Live Incident Mapper
San Luis Obispo County Fire Department is pleased to
announce the development of this new Dashboard.
This application will display
Incident locations of the last 50 calls.
FIRE PROMO VIDEO
Responding to all types of emergencies on a daily basis
is the job done by 90 percent of the CAL FIRE workforce.
Those emergencies take the form of wildland fires,
residential/commercial structure fires, automobile
accidents, heart attacks, drowning, lost hikers,
hazardous material spills on highways, train wrecks,
floods, earthquakes - the list is endless. CAL FIRE
firefighters, fire engines and aircraft respond to an
average of more than 5,600 wildland fires, and answer
the call more than 350,000 times for other emergencies
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