There is, and has always existed, a desire by the
persons of the community to be informed of the public safety effort of their local fire
department. This is reciprocated by the fire departments desire to provide education
to assist in prevention of fire and injuries of our citizens. In general, a window for the
public to see the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department is provided by its Public Outreach
Program, which covers the following:
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Perhaps nothing is as devastating as fire out of control. Fire can spread to a deadly level in a matter of
seconds. Fire can kill, disable, destroy
property and completely disrupt lives. Your
chances of survival are greatly dependant upon your level of fire safety awareness, having
a working smoke detector, having an emergency exit plan and being prepared for any
According to the US Fire Administration, 20 percent of fires in the United States
occur in apartments. This information is
provided by the San Luis Obispo Fire Department to educate apartment owners, managers and
residents in an effort to not only prevent fires from occurring but also to increase your
chances of survival in the event a fire does occur.
If you have any questions regarding any
information provided herein, please call the Fire Prevention Bureau at (805) 781-7380.
We're more than happy to help.
- School Visits by Fire Crews and Their
- Tours of the Fire Stations
- Appearance in Parades
- Appearance at Public Events
- Demonstrations for Groups
- Safety Commercials-Television, Radio and
- Annual Fire Prevention Day and Open House
at the Headquarters Fire Station
- Opportunities in the Fire Service
- And, Other Special Events
By doing these events, persons of all
ages receive insight and education into the many programs delivered by their fire
department public safety personnel.
As most citizens of any community would
assume, the fire department responds to fires of any kind within their community to
protect both life and property. Along with this primary historical function, many citizens
are amazed to learn of the other responsibilities of a modern fire department such as San
Luis Obispo City provides.
- Did you know that our fire department
provides Advanced Life Support fire engines with Paramedics on board responding to all
medical calls within the city? Patients are transported to local hospitals by private
ambulance with the fire departments Paramedic on board to continue care. This system
has been in place for years and with the opening of the new Fire Station One Headquarters,
one of the two private ambulances in the city works right out of this station. Yearly,
approximately 70% of the departments calls for service is some type of medical
- Did you know that San Luis Obispo City
Fire Department has specially trained Hazardous Materials Firefighters that are members of
a county-wide team responding to incidents in all parts of the county?
- Are you aware of the Fire Prevention
Bureau whose mission is to keep the community safe from fires through enforcement of fire
codes? Highly trained fire inspectors along with fire inspection from the fire crews on
the engines perform building inspections. These inspections are typically well received
and provide Firefighters with invaluable building knowledge that they are then able to use
in the event of a fire.
- Did you know your fire department trains
their personnel in heavy rescue, confined space entry, high angle rescue, aircraft rescue
providing automatic aid response to our local airport, wildland firefighting tactics,
vehicle rescue techniques and many others? We have our training division that keeps
Firefighters competent in these various skills along with the fire mechanic that keeps are
equipment ready to respond.
- Did you know that Fire/Police Dispatchers
are an integral component of emergency response and they monitor Firefighter safety while
These are just some of the programs
shared and explained to groups that request a visit by Firefighters.
For more information on these programs, click here.