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The County Fire Department 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. CAL FIRE a California state agency, functions as the County Fire Department 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. 

In addition, County Fire provides contract fire services to the communities of Los Osos and Avila Beach.  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.

Mission Statement

To serve and safeguard the people and protect the property and resources of San Luis Obispo County through education preparedness and emergency response.

Vision

The San Luis Obispo County Fire Department will exceed expectations and maintain the highest standards of preparedness, training, and emergency response.

Core Values

Integrity, Competence, Teamwork, Courage, Commitment


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CAL FIRE Assists Cleanup at Pismo State Beach

CALFIRE crews have been assisting California State Perks with burning the brush piles adjacent to the Pismo State Beach Campground in the Grand Dunes Area. Last year 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 .           Read More

Cambria 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  Read More


Back 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 Release     Read More


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.  Read More


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.  Read More


2015 CCOP Annual Operating Plan 

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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.  Read More


Carbon Monoxide: The Invisible Killer

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. Read More


Fire Prevention 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 SRA.  Read more

            Wildfire Awareness Week is May 2-8. Wildfire is coming. Is your home ready?
Live Incident Mapper

The 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. Click Here


CAL 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 each year.    See Video


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