Frequently Asked Questions about your Fire Department

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We are pleased to provide video answers to some of the more commonly asked questions we hear in the community. If you have a question, please share it with Chief Olson. Based on frequency, we may make your question into a new video!

  • If there's an evacuation, where will be asked to go?

  • Why does the big fire truck respond to sprained ankles?

  • Why does San Luis Obispo need 4 fire stations?

  • Why do we need a 100-foot ladder truck if we don't have 100-foot tall buildings?

  • If I have fire sprinklers in my home or business, is it going to flood and ruin everything if I have a fire?

  • Why did you chop that big hole in my roof!?! The fire was in the kitchen, not the attic!

  • How can I become a SLO City Firefighter?

For more frequently asked questions about Fire Service operations in San Luis Obispo County, please visit the SLO County Fire Chiefs' Association FAQ page.