Pre-Fire Engineering/GIS

The San Luis Obispo Unit is dedicated to the prevention of  unwanted fires throughout the County. Through cooperation and funding provided CAL FIRE  and the County of San Luis Obispo we put an emphasis on what needs to be done prior to the start of a fire, Pre-Fire management actions can reduce property losses and fire fighting costs. Increase firefighter safety, and contribute to ecosystem health.

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.

By 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 wildfire in our communities.