Our phone number -
fax number - 805-543-8019
About the Department
There are fifty-five
full time employees of the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department.
Forty-five are firefighters with emergency response capabilities. There
are thirteen Captains, fifteen Engineers, and twelve Firefighters.
The remaining eleven of these are administrative and fire prevention
bureau personnel along with one mechanic.
Programs - The Fire Department has five programs.
The Fire Administration Program directs
and evaluates all fire department programs and their activities.
Program goals are:
- Responsive, effective and efficient fire
- Well-planned long-term improvements to
the fire department facilities, equipment and organization
The emergency response program protects
life and property by responding to medical emergencies, fires, hazardous materials
incidents, and other emergencies. Program goals are:
- Timely responses to emergency
calls (4 minutes for all responses)
- No loss of life from
- Minimal property damage from reported emergencies.
Prevention and Life Safety
The Hazard Prevention
injury and loss to life, property and the environment caused by fire, explosion or
exposure to hazardous materials.
Program goals include:
- Eliminating fire hazards and
investigating fires in buildings, equipment and properties
- Safely handling and containing all
- Broadening public awareness about the
dangers of fire and hazardous materials.
The Life Safety program has
- Ensures that City forces can provide
appropriate relief and rescue services following major disasters like earthquakes, floods,
nuclear power plant accidents, hazardous materials spills, and wildland fires.
- Provides disaster preparedness education
and training to the general public.
Program goals are:
- Well-trained disaster response employees
- Up-to-date disaster response plans
- City facilities equipped with disaster
response supplies and equipment
- Disaster-prepared residents and
The fire training program schedules and
coordinates both in-house and outside training for fire department staff. The
program also works to maintain and improve the health fitness of fire department
employees. The overall program goal is to provide and support highly qualified,
well-trained, healthy and fit employees.
The technical services program manages and
maintains the City's four fire station facilities, their grounds and miscellaneous related
equipment, and furnishings. The program goal is attractive, safe and
energy-efficient fire stations.