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. CAL FIRE a California state agency, functions as the County Fire Department under a contract with the County of San Luis Obispo, and has done so since 1930. Approximately 180 full-time state employees operate the Department, supplemented by as many as 100 state seasonal fire fighters, 300 County paid-call (PCF) and reserve fire fighters, and 120 state inmate fire fighters.
In addition, County Fire provides contract fire services to the communities of Los Osos and Avila Beach. CAL FIRE also provides local contract fire services to the City of Pismo Beach and, during non-fire season, to the community of Cayucos. Department activities are split between three Service Programs: Emergency Response, Training and Support, and Technical Services.
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.
Integrity, Competence, Teamwork, Courage, Commitment