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
FIRE Issues County-Wide Burn Ban
June 19, 2015
California Drought Update
California facing one of the most severe droughts on
record, Governor Brown declared a drought State of
Emergency in January and directed state officials to
take all necessary actions to prepare for water
shortages. The state has continued to lead the way
to make sure California is able to cope with an
CAL FIRE Video
Fire Danger Operating Plan Updated
This plan is designed to help
guide the application of the National Fire Danger
Rating System (NFDRS) at the unit level. It will
provide a framework for a consistent thought process
to apply the Fire Danger Operating Plan in San Luis
Obispo County for agency administrators, fire
managers, dispatchers, agency coordinators, and
firefighters using accurate and effective scientific
methods and historical fire and weather data.
Management decisions dealing with dispatch levels
and staffing levels will be assessed based on
vegetation, climate, and topography in conjunction
with NFDRS modeling.
FDOP v15 Final
SLU Coastal FDRA Pocket Card
SLU Inland FDRA Pocket Card
Here are a few tips to help you stay safe with your
campfire this summer
Pismo Beach Fire Department Status Report
Report Link Click Here
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
CAL FIRE 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.
The Heart Rescue Project
Lanterns Prohibited in San Luis
7, 2013 the County Board of
Supervisors passed an ordinance
prohibiting the ignition and
launching of sky lanterns in the
County areas outside the
incorporated cities and fire
Public Education Flyer
Foundation, is dedicated to improving
how sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is
recognized, treated and measured in the
United States. Community response
education is an important component of
the program’s mission. Go to the
HeartRescue Project resource page for
more information about SCA.
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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