Operating from four fire stations and with a response time goal of 4 minutes or less travel time to 95% of all emergencies, your San Luis Obispo fire crews are focused on serving our community, which includes the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus. Please visit our FAQ section to learn more about the science behind our response time standard when describing the need for four fire stations.
We are a full service fire department offering fire suppression, specialty rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, and paramedic advanced life support. Approximately 60% of all SLO City Fire emergency responders are cross-trained as Paramedics. Medical emergencies account for approximately 3/4 of our emergency response incidents. Our firefighter-paramedics are trained for virtually any medical emergency they encounter. They provide cardiac care to chest pain patients using the latest in 12-lead EKG technology and carry 26 emergency medications to treat a broad range of chronic and acute medical emergencies. We are honored to serve this community and take great pride in providing compassionate, skilled care.