Fire Prevention and Law
CAL FIRE /
San Luis Obispo County Fire Department’s Fire Prevention
Bureau strives to minimize the risk of life and property
loss through proactive planning, awareness and
enforcement of safe fire practices. We use
a variety of measures to accomplish our goals including:
• Adoption and enforcement of fire codes.
Establishing fire safety plans for residential and
commercial properties in efforts to ensure accessibility
to sites for emergency vehicles/equipment and
availability of water supplies.
• Inspections of new
and existing buildings to ensure fire protection,
building code and safety standards are enforced.
Life safety inspections for State licensed care
• New construction plan review to
encourage fire safe construction.
• Inspection and
testing of all fire sprinkler systems and fire alarm
systems for commercial and residential buildings.
Fire and life safety review (plan check, site approval)
and standby services for special events. These events
can include weddings, concerts, festivals and car shows.
• Lock box installations which control emergency
access to gates, buildings and other secured areas. •Knox
Box Request Form
CAL FIRE / San Luis Obispo County Fire does not issue
burn permits Those are issued by the San Luis Obispo
County Air Polution Control District.
For more information reguarding burn permits, please
visit the following website:
Or you can contact their office at 805-781-5912.
For Burn Day information their Hotline 805-834-2876
RELEASE - BURN SUSPENSION
CAL FIRE utilizes trained peace officers to enforce
State and County of San Luis Obispo fire laws. They are
trained and certified in accordance with the California
Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training
(POST). They have been an integral part of the mission
of CAL FIRE; serving and protecting the State’s and
County’s natural resources and people for over 100
years. The responsibilities within our enforcement
division include fire investigations, criminal/civil
case management and public education. The officer’s
efforts serve to increase awareness of risk and
reinforce caution for those who live and work in the
high fire danger environments. They educate when
appropriate, cite when necessary and apprehend
Fire Report Request Form