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
The 4th annual Season of Hope food and toy
drive started Monday. Once again this year,
KSBY has teamed up with local non-profit
organizations, fire departments and several
local businesses for the community-wide
set up throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa
Barbara counties where donations can be made
of non-perishable foods and new, unwrapped
Heritage Oaks Bank is also
accepting financial donations and is
matching up to $5,000 in total monetary
donations. Checks should be made out to
"Season of Hope."
Season of Hope continues
through December 18.
Click here for
more information on how you can help make
the holiday season a little brighter for
people in need on the Central Coast
Localized floods are typical after heavy
periods of sustained rain.If you live in a
low-lying area, near a creek, or floodplain
you are likely aware of this danger. Yet in
San Luis Obispo County we also have the
possibility of flooding after a levee break
or dam failure. Preparation is much the same
for any type of flooding you are at risk
Arroyo Grande Creek
Flooding & Evacuation Brochure
San Luis Obispo County Sandbag Resources
Dam Flood Inundation Area supplied by the
County Public Works Department
Flood Hazard Maps
supplied by the County Planning Department
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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