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
Elks Lodge to hold appreciation dinner for those in
public safety and law enforcement.
is invited to attend the Public Safety Appreciation
Dinner on October 8. See the attached flyer for details.
The Chief Officers have nominated Don West to receive
special recognition because of his outstanding
performance, and commitment to the airport and ARFF
You may bring guests with
RSVP by October 3,
FIRE Urges Caution Due to High Fire Danger!
CAL FIRE is urging Californians to be extremely
cautious, especially for the next few days, due
to the current weather conditions increasing
fire danger. The National Weather Service has
issued Red Flag Warnings
County-Wide Burn Ban to Start July 1st 2014
increased fire activity, this year, coupled with
record-setting drought conditions, require us to take
every step possible to prevent new wildfires from
starting. In order to reduce potential ignitions
CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo is
suspending all burning permits and open fires within the
State Responsibility Area and within the Local
Responsibility Area under contract with CAL FIRE
beginning July 1, 2014. This burn suspension will remain
in effect until there is enough precipitation to reduce
the fire threat.
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.
2014 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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