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 Aggson. 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?

Questions about fire extinguishers, permits, carbon monoxide/smoke detectors?

Check out our Fire Prevention FAQS 

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