Message from your SLO City Fire Chief...

Thank you for your interest in the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department, where we have been honored to protect, rescue, and care for our citizens for well over 100 years.  Our small department of 52 full-time professionals provides an incredible array of progressive services and programs. 



SLO City Fire provides both proactive and reactive services to help people avoid and recover from what is typically one of their worst days.  Proactively, our Fire Prevention Bureau leads the effort to work with homeowners, businesses, and developers to maximize the safety of homes and businesses in our community.  We also work with citizens and groups to provide training and awareness on key public safety issues, including critical information related to disaster preparedness and recovery.

Reactively, our Emergency Response crews provide an amazing array of services to our community.  All SLO City firefighters are cross-trained for providing emergency medical care, and over 60 percent of our firefighters are certified as Paramedics.  Our fire crews train for excellence, but the true indicator of our service is found in the compassion we provide in helping people out of difficulty and harm. 

We constantly seek to exceed your expectation, and sincerely value the feedback of those we have served.  If we have provided you service, please complete our online feedback survey. 

Over the coming months, the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department will embark on the development of a Strategic Plan.  We look forward to engaging our citizens in helping us to define the service we provide you.  We will be scheduling community meetings to gather your thoughts and perspectives on how we can more effectively serve you.

If you have suggestions for service enhancements, website content, or simply want to contact your Fire Department, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or direct office line, (805) 781-7390. 

 Thank you for the honor of serving this amazing community,

 Garret Olson, Fire Chief


 

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