The County Fire Department responds to emergencies and other requests for assistance, plans for and takes action to prevent emergencies and to reduce their impact, coordinates regional emergency response efforts, and educates the communities we serve. 

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Mission Statement

To serve and safeguard the people and protect the property and resources of San Luis Obispo County through education preparedness and emergency response.


The San Luis Obispo County Fire Department will exceed expectations and maintain the highest standards of preparedness, training, and emergency response.

Core Values

Integrity, Competence, Teamwork, Courage, Commitment

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Defensible Space

Wildfire is Coming; Are you Ready?

Living in California means living with wildfire.

A defensible space is a 100-foot buffer or transition space between the natural vegetation native to San Luis Obispo County and your home.

Wildfires: The Best Offense is a Good Defense

What is single most important thing you can do to protect your home?

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