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Multi-Dwelling Property Inspection Program

In 2005 the City of San Luis Obispo recently adopted a program to improve our annual fire and life safety inspections at apartments with three or more units, condominiums (without a real fire wall between individual units), hotels, motels, bed and breakfast facilities, hostel facilities, senior living facilities, and sorority and fraternity houses.
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Fire Prevention and Life Safety

The Bureau is an integral component of the Fire Department. It serves the community in a variety of ways.

The prevention prevention program prevents 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 hazardous materials.
  • Broadening public awareness about the dangers of fire and hazardous materials.
Fire Prevention Safety Message

The Fire Department has been busily working on its public education efforts.  To that end, a double-sided Fire Safety education flyer was created and distributed to all Cal Poly students in May.  With the incoming school year t will again be given to Cal Poly students.  It is expected that approximately 3,000 of these handouts will be given out at Farmer’s Market and various event booths throughout the year.  The flyer discusses such issues as Alcohol Consumption, Burning Candles (no. 1 cause of fires), Smoking and Unsafe Housing. 

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Additionally, in conjunction with the Building Department, and at the request of City Council, a tri-fold brochure was mailed to every resident in the City, 20,000 in all.  The Code Enforcement Officers will also be handing this out on their inspections of single family residential properties.  The tri-fold discusses Fire and Life Safety Tips, Signs of Unsafe Housing, and “It’s Up to You to Protect Yourself”.  For More Information

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Rail Safety Education (click on pictures)

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City of San Luis Obispo Fire Department

Division of Fire Prevention

2160 Santa Barbara Avenue

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone: 805-781-7380



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