On behalf of the City Council and the Atascadero City Fire Department (AFD), we want to again thank you for your generous donations and support of our Disaster Response Trailer (DRT). Without your assistance, we could not have made our goal of $100,000. Our fundraising venture is complete and the DRT is ready for incident response.
AFD did not do this alone. Over 120 community members contributed to the project in the form of donations, volunteered time, or logistical support.
The AFD is dedicated to protecting the life and safety of the citizens of Atascadero as well as the surrounding communities in San Luis Obispo County. As you know, the trailer’s purpose is to serve as a valuable resource for all types of disasters, both man-made and natural.
Again, thank you very much for your donation to our department and for your support of the Disaster Response Trailer (DRT).
Extended Response Capabilities
(Better for our Community)
The Atascadero City Fire Department will be able to use the DRT for a variety of technical rescue emergencies. These emergencies include, but are not limited to, high angle rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue and swift water rescue, earthquakes with building collapse, hazardous materials incidents, mass casualty incidents, airborne rescue support, large structure fires and terrorism related incidents.
Currently, the Atascadero City Fire Department responds to these technical rescue calls utilizing the two on-duty, staffed fire engines with a callback of the departments’ technical rescue team members. This system limits the ability to respond to other emergencies within the city. By having a dedicated DRT, the department would have all the equipment and tools necessary to mitigate the technical rescue emergency and allow the on-duty crews and equipment to be available for other emergency calls for service. Additionally, the DRT will be able to assist our neighboring fire departments, hospitals and utility companies that have limited technical response capabilities.
DRT Promotion Video
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Disaster Response Trailer Contact:
Matt Miranda - Fire Captain
Atascadero City Fire Department
6005 Lewis Avenue
Atascadero, CA 93422
Phone: 805-461-5070 ext.3320
Please check back for details on the 2013
Annual Fireman’s Ball!
On January 22, 2013, at 1:00 P.M. the Atascadero City Fire Department will receive a donation of smoke detectors from Miner’s Ace Hardware, located at 9370 El Camino Real, Atascadero. Miner’s will be presenting the Fire Department with several cases of smoke detectors which will be used by fire personnel to help supplement their existing smoke detector program. The Atascadero City Fire Department offers free smoke detectors to members of the public who cannot afford a smoke detector or will replace existing smoke detectors that are no longer functioning. The program started a little over five years ago, when fire personnel were responding to various emergencies and finding residences without the life saving devices or smoke detectors that were not working. “Smokes detectors save lives, plain and simple,” said Fire Captain Scott Hallett. “We need to make sure our residents are protected with a device designed to alert people to a fire quickly so they have adequate time to evacuate their homes.” The smoke detectors are carried on all the fire department’s fire engines and can be installed after the emergency is handled, or residents can call the fire department and set up an appointment for personnel to come out and replace the unit. “We were finding the majority of residents without functioning smoke detectors were in our elderly population which is a big concern for the fire department,” said Fire Chief Kurt Stone. “The smoke detector program has been successful in reducing the number of homes without these critical devices.” The fire department recommends having a smoke detector outside every room of a house and to change the batteries in those smoke detectors at least twice a year. The fire department also encourages residents to have at least one carbon monoxide detector in their home as well. As of July 2011, California landlords and homeowners, including sellers of residential property, must comply with the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010. This law addresses the problem of carbon monoxide poisoning which is the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States. Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas produced whenever any fuel is burned. It can enter the home from sources as seemingly innocent as a gas stove, furnace, or woodstove, usually due to leakage, back-drafting, or poor venting.
About the Fire Department
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
· Training Officer – Casey Bryson ·
· Vehicle Maintenance – Scott Satterthwaite · Weed Abatement Officer – Tom Peterson
2013 Chipping will resume in April
Address: 6907 El Camino RealPhone: (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
6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422 | Tel: (805) 461-5000 | Fax: (805) 461-7612 | © 2011 - City of Atascadero
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