About the Fire Department
The Atascadero City Fire Department is an “all risk” Fire Department that responds to emergencies such as medical aids, structure fires, wildland fires, vehicle traffic collisions, hazardous materials incidents, technical rescues and public service assists. Responding to over 2800 calls per year the Fire Department operates from 2 fire stations with 6 fire engines, 2 command vehicles, a ladder truck and a technical rescue unit. The department operates with a total of 21 full-time personnel and 12 Reserve Firefighters. The full-time staff includes 1 Fire Chief, 1 Fire Marshal/Code Enforcement Officer and 1 Administrative Assistant. The Fire Department serves and protects approximately 28,000 people and 26.7 square miles.
An environment that generates some of the highest motivated men and women in our county comes from being the very best trained, supplied, supported and encouraged with a clear vision, mission and leadership! Our purpose will be measurable with written organizational values in conjunction with a plan of action.
Fire station 1 is located just outside of the downtown corridor at the corner of Traffic Way and Lewis Avenue. Fire station 2 can be found just south of Santa Rosa Road along 101 on West Front road. Look for the flags or the red lights at night!
PROGRAM COORDINATOR CONTACTS
Cadet Firefighter Program – Jason Smith
Communications – Scott Satterthwaite
Fire Marshal -- Tom Peterson
Fire Prevention Program -- Zach Jackson
Hose – Chris Robinson
Public Information Officer – William White
Training Officer – Matt Miranda
Uniforms - Personal Equipment – Brian Westerman
Vehicle Maintenance – Scott Satterthwaite
Weed Abatement Officer – Tom Peterson
Increased temperatures and windy conditions close
open burning in Atascadero
On Friday, April 17, 2015, the Atascadero City Fire Department closed the 2015 burning season. The lingering drought conditions, coupled with the recent hot, dry and windy conditions prompted the department to close burn season, earlier than expected.
"The rapid increase in temperatures and windy conditions have caused the taller than normal grasses to dry out quickly, causing an increased fire danger," said Fire Chief Kurt Stone.
In the interim, the Atascadero City Fire Department encourages residents to utilize the Green Waste Recycling Program through Atascadero Waste Alternatives. Please check with Atascadero Waste Alternatives for your area’s pick-up days.
The Atascadero City Fire Department also wants residents get their weed abatement done quickly and reminds resident’s weeds must be mowed prior to June 1st.
“If a fire starts, having your weeds mowed slows the spread of the fire, giving the fire department additional time to respond, before the fire has a chance to spread to adjacent brush or homes,” said Stone.
If you would like further information regarding this press release, please feel free to contact the Atascadero City Fire Department at (805) 461-5070.
Residents must obtain Daily Burn Status by calling (805) 466-0770
The Atascadero City Fire Department strongly encourages residents to utilize alternative forms of disposal, such as the Waste Alternatives, Green Waste recycling container or the City of Atascadero's Chipping Program. Burning should be used as a last resort.
Copies of Atascadero’s Burning Regulations and various waste alternative programs are ava Avenue or visit www.atascadero.org, click on city departments, fire department and burn season.
The Atascadero City Fire Department has a zero tolerance policy and will issue citations for violations of the builable from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at Fire Station 1, located at 6005 Lewisrning regulations.
Citations will be written for non-compliance
RESERVE FIREFIGHTER PROGRAM
Fire Department Training Requirements
Ride Along Information
The Atascadero City Fire Department’s Cadet Program is a unique opportunity for High School students to learn about and experience the fire service. Cadets are hired as volunteers, and are part of the work experience program through the Atascadero High School. High School Seniors are given priority and they spend 3 to 4 hours each day, 5 days a week, working alongside the full time firefighters. While at the station, Cadets learn about the job of a firefighter and train for fire, rescue and medical emergencies. Additionally, they help clean and maintain the station, emergency equipment and fire engines. When an alarm comes in for an emergency, the cadets ride on the engine and help out at the scene if it is safe to do so. The Cadet Program is a great opportunity for any student who thinks they may be interested in pursuing a career in the fire service after high school.
For more information please contact Engineer Smith.
The Atascadero City Fire Department’s Reserve Firefighter Programwas founded on the old fire service traditions of volunteerism and community service. Additionally it serves as a great career building program for the citizens of Atascadero whom are interested in full-time employment within the fire service. A great majority of the current full-time fire department staff were trained and promoted through this program; additionally, many of our past Reserve Firefighters have found full-time employment throughout the state in such fire departments as: San Luis Obispo City FD, Santa Barbara County FD, Fresno City FD, Humboldt Bay FD, Colinga FD, Los Angeles City FD and Sacramento Metro FD, just to name a few.
Currently, the Reserve Firefighter Program employs 12-15 Reserve Firefighters. The position of Reserve Firefighter is considered part-time employment; however, is necessary part of our organization. On a monthly basis, the Reserve Firefighter is utilized on duty with an assigned shift to help reinforce our fulltime staffing. The Reserve Firefighter is also utilized for all emergency operations, requiring quick response with added manpower; therefore, continuous training is necessary to remain competent and proficient within the position.
The Reserve Firefighter Employment Flyer can be found in the “City Jobs” section of this website, and we are accepting applications on a continuous basis.
For more information please contact Engineer Luera.
Engine 7591 & 7592
2005 Pierce Arrow XT Type One, Tank capacity of 500 gallons and a 2000 gpm pump.
2009 Pierce Arrow XT 100' Platform Ladder Truck Tank capacity of 275 gallons and a 2000 gpm pump.
1989 Westmark International 4X4 Model 4800 w/ a 1991 Hesey 16 bay trailer.
2008 Max Force 9 International 4X4 Type 2 Tank capacity of 500 gallons and a 500 gpm pump.
2001 International 2X4 Type 2 Tank capacity of 500 gallons and a 500 gpm pump.
1996 International Model 15 2X4 Type 3 Tank capacity of 500 gallons and a 500 gpm pump.
2000 HME 2X4 Type 2 USAR Type 3 Tank capacity of 800 gallons and a 1500 gpm pump.
1929 Ford Model "AA"
Purchased by the Atascadero Firefighters Association in 1991 from Oklahoma City. The Model A is used in association sponsored events and parades.
Fire Station One, located at the corner of Lewis Avenue and Traffic Way, was built in 1952 and has undergone several alterations to accommodate the increase in personnel.
6005 Lewis Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422. 805 461-5070. Fax 466-2907
Fire Station Two, is located just south of the Santa Rosa off ramp on the frontage road. Station Two was built in 1986 and was modified in 2009 when it became the home for Truck 7545.
9801 West Front Atascadero, CA 93422. 805 461-5070. Fax 461-5091
Welcome to the Offical website of the Atascadero City Fire Deparment. Our website is designed to provide you information about our department, our mission, programs and events. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Our mission is to provide professional emergency service and exceptional care to our community while working efficiently and effectively with the resources provided.
2015 Chipping will resume in April
1. Material to be chipped must be clean hazardous green waste such as brush and tree limbs.
2. Not Allowed: Small twigs or blown down material, trash, rocks, metal, processed lumber, piles of leaves, vines, fruit / nut tree trimmings or POISON OAK.
3. Note : All Chipped material will be left on property.
4. Branches must all be stacked in uniform order facing the same direction and may not exceed 4 inches in diameter.
5. All material must be piled in an easily accessible area adjacent to the roadway or driveway. Chipping vehicle will not leave the improved roadways/driveways to access piles.
6. Crews will not drag material long distances or over fences.
Due to crew availability and scheduling we cannot provide an exact date or confirmation of when chipping crews will be in your area. All piles must be ready along the property roadway or driveway no later than April 15, 2015 to be assured your pile will not be missed!
Address: 6500 Palma AvePhone: (805) 461-5000Fax: (805) 461-7612Contact Page: www.atascadero.org/contactus
Address: 5505 El Camino RealPhone: (805) 461-5051Fax: (805) 461-3702Website: www.atascadero.org/Police
Address: 6005 Lewis AvePhone: (805) 461-5070Fax: (805) 466-2907Website: www.atascadero.org/Fire
Address: 5599 Traffic WayPhone: (805) 470-3360Fax: (805) 461-7612Website: www.atascadero.org/communitycenter
Address: 9315 Pismo AvePhone: (805) 461-5005Fax: (805) 461-5026Website: www.paviliononthelake.com
Address: 9305 Pismo AvePhone: (805) 461-5080Fax: (805) 461-7625Website: www.charlespaddockzoo.org
Address: 8005 Gabarda RdPhone: (805) 461-5000Fax: (805) 461-5022Website: www.atascadero.org/wwtp
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