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
of fire deaths result in homes without working smoke
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.
Emergency Response Team
CERT program is to help the
community to be self-sufficient in a disaster by
developing multi-functional teams or groups that are
trained in basic skills.
CERT is a 20-hour
“hands-on” course that teaches individuals to be
better prepared in the event of a major disaster. In
the CERT training class you will learn about; how
and when to turn off your Utilities; Firefighting
skills; Medical skills; Hazardous Materials &
Terrorism awareness; light Search and Rescue
techniques; and most importantly, you’ll learn self
WHERE: Pismo Beach City
Council Chambers, 760 Mattie Rd, Pismo Beach
WHEN: Five evening
classes-March 12, 13, 19, 20, and 27th
from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
COST: There is a $20
Oak Shores Fire Tax
Oak Shores Residences asked
Supervisor Frank Mecham and Fire Chief
Robert Lewin to explore the process and cost to
provide full time firefighters at the Oak Shores
Fire Station. On December 20th there was a Town
Hall meeting to discuss the creation of a
Community Facilities District(CFD) to provide
the necessary funding. There was a presentations
by CAL FIRE/County Fire Chief Lewin and
Mr. Habib Issac, the consultant hired by the
county to prepare the process and costs. Mr.
Issac, from Raftelis Consulting, presented the
steps necessary to establish the CFD, required
voter approval, and possible tax rate per
From the meeting
and Method of Apportionment of Special Tax
Cinder Fund Raiser Concert.
Voltage a premier AC/DC cover band will be doing a
show to raise funds for Camp Cinder on Jan 25th,
8:00pm at the San Luis Obispo Elks lodge. For
tickets and more info email Click
One Less Spark - One Less
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.
2013 CENTRAL COAST OPERATING PLAN
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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