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 Suspends Burn Permits in San Luis
Due to the
extreme menace of destruction by fire to
life, improved property, or natural
resources caused by critical fire
weather and acute dryness of vegetation;
CAL FIRE has suspended, except within
the incorporated cities, the privileges
of burning by permit and other uses of
open fire in All State Responsibility
Area Lands (SRA), within SLO County.
May 1, 2018 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. In addition to an APCD Burn
Permit, all other types of burning will
now require a CAL FIRE Burn Permit to be
issued by the local CAL FIRE Station.
SLO Regional CERT
Learn how you can be
involved. You may check out the website
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.
SLU-Fire Fatalities Project
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.
2018 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.
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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