Engineering / Geographic Information System
The San Luis Obispo Unit is
dedicated to the prevention of wild fire for the County.
Through cooperation and funding provided CAL FIRE
and the County of San Luis Obispo we are putting emphasis
on what needs to be done long before a fire starts,
actions can reduce property losses, fire fighting costs,
increase firefighter safety, and contribute to ecosystem
Pre-fire activities such as clearing a defensible space,
putting in and maintaining fire safe landscaping,
utilizing prescribed fire, creating fuel breaks, and
practicing forest management are proven methods of
reducing wildfire destruction.
collecting, analyzing and mapping features in the County
that contribute to our fire hazards we are able to provide
information to reduce the adverse effect of wild fire in
our Communities. Our highly trained Research Analyst plays
a vital role with in the Unit. This information is
utilized to provide quick response times, risk analysis,
and incident mapping.
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Disaster Pre-Attack Mapping
These maps are intended
for the responding units to give them the perspective that
is needed to protect the communities we serve. The depict
areas of concern, home locations, water recourses and fuel
breaks and Incident Command Locations that can be used in
the event of large scale incident to these communities.
.Funding has been provide by the County Office of
Emergency Services and future projects are to include
Montana De Oro, East Arroyo Grande, and East Nipomo.
Additionally, this spring coastal tsunami plans for the
CAL FIRE Fuel Reduction Grants
CAL FIRE Announces
Greenhouse Gas Reduction & Fire Prevention Grants
CAL FIRE has announced the release of new
Greenhouse Gas Reduction and one-time drought
related fire prevention grants. These grants are
aimed at reducing the threat of large wildfires
and meeting Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.'s goal of
transitioning California to a sustainable,
low-carbon emission future.