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San Luis Obispo City Fire Department currently protects a population of approximately 45,000 people; however that number increases to over 100,000 during the daytime hours as we are also the county seat.  Our department also provides fire protection for California Poly State University (Cal Poly) which adds an additional 15,000 people to our population.  We provide services for everything from EMS to structural firefighting, from wildland fires to structural collapse, and from earthquakes to explosions or terrorist activities.  San Luis Obispo is the largest community neighboring the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant and provides mutual aid to the plant during emergencies. 

The emergeMobile Home Fire on South Higuera Streetncy 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 fire suppression and for medical responses), no loss of life from reported emergencies and minimal property damage from reported emergencies.El Cerrito Wildland Fire


San Luis Obispo Fire Department also responds to urban wildland fires.


The most incidents Firefighters respond to are medical calls.  Here is an example of a vehicle extrication in progress.

                                 Vehicle Extrication in Progress


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