Station 23

San Luis Obispo Station 23

Located in San Luis Obispo, Station 23 is the headquarters station for CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire Department. Station 23 is home to fire administration, fire prevention, law enforcement, training, emergency medical administration, emergency command center, and Station 23 fire operations. Station 23 is located directly across from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo along Highway 1.

During peak fire season, Station 23 responds to emergencies with a minimum of three on Engine 3470. In addition to the on-duty crew, Station 23 has a 15 member Paid-Call-Firefighter program, available daily via radio pager. Company 23 is also responsible for operating and staffing Engine 23, when needed.

Station 23 has multiple substantial target hazards including Bishop’s Peak recreation area, Highway 101 Cuesta Grade, Cuesta College, Camp San Luis Obispo, and California Men’s Colony. In addition, Station 23 is included in an Automatic Aid agreement between the City of San Luis Obispo and CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County. Under this agreement, Station 23 responds to all structural and vegetation fires as a part of the first alarm throughout the western half of the City of San Luis Obispo.

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