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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. 



Organizational Values

The staff of Atascadero Fire Department recognizes it’s most valuable and precious resource to be the men and women of whom it is composed. The following organizational values represent the philosophy of the staff and will be observed at all times.


Integrity is at the core of our work.

  • It is being honest, open and fair in our dealings with others.
  • It is being responsible for our actions, willing to admit mistakes, and ensuring that our behavior builds credibility.
  • It is respecting individual, as well as community, while maintaining the public trust.

Professionalism is the style with which we carry out our work.

  • It is having a clear sense of commitment, perspective and direction in serving the community
  • It is striving for quality, timeliness, and excellence in our services to the community.
  • It is to continually educate and evaluate ourselves and the organization to meet challenges and opportunities facing the City.
  • It is taking pride in the work we do.

Sensitivity is the quality we bring to our interactions with others.

  • It is being responsive to our customers in a caring, helpful, and understandable manner.
  • It is being approachable, listening and learning from information gained to develop programs and make sound judgments.
  • It is anticipating needs before they become problems.

Cooperation is using our combined resources to provide services.

  • It is communication and cooperating with each other to reach City goals.
  • It is using our collective knowledge and abilities to reach our potential.
  • It is demonstrating independence, action and initiative with the recognition that our success as an organization is realized through team effort.

Vitality is the spirit behind all of our efforts.

  • It is planning ahead and pursing innovative approaches to solve problems.
  • It is experimenting, using good judgment in taking calculated risks, and learning from your experiences.
  • It is being active, intuitive and curious, approaching our work with a sense of enjoyment and excitement.
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Contact Us


Fire Station 1 

6005 Lewis Ave
Atascadero, CA 93422
805 461-5070
fax 466-2907

Fire Station 2

9801 West Front
Atascadero, CA 93422
fax 461-5091

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!


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2015 Burn Season Opens For Fire Hazard Reduction


Residents must obtain Daily Burn Status by calling (805) 466-0770

On Monday, January 5, 2015, the Atascadero City Fire Department will open the 2015 Fire Hazard Reduction Burn Season. The public is reminded that the burn day status, whether it is a permissive burn day or not, changes daily and is determined by the California Air Resources Board and north county weather conditions. Residents must obtain the daily burn day 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 available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at Fire Station 1, located at 6005 Lewis Avenue or visit, 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 burning regulations.

If you would like further information regarding this press release, please feel free to contact the Atascadero City Fire Department at (805) 461-5070.



 Citations will be written for non-compliance

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coming soon....

Seasonal 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.

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Engine 7591 & 7592

"First out"


2005 Pierce Arrow XT Type One, Tank capacity of 500 gallons and a 2000 gpm pump. 

Truck 7545


2009 Pierce Arrow XT 100' Platform Ladder Truck Tank capacity of 275 gallons and a 2000 gpm pump.

Rescue 7551


1989 Westmark International 4X4 Model 4800 w/ a 1991 Hesey 16 bay trailer.



Engine 7565


2008 Max Force 9 International 4X4 Type 2 Tank capacity of 500 gallons and a 500 gpm pump.

Engine 7574


2001 International 2X4 Type 2 Tank capacity of 500 gallons and a 500 gpm pump.


Engine 7573


1996 International Model 15 2X4 Type 3 Tank capacity of 500 gallons and a 500 gpm pump.

OES 275


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. 


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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


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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. 



Mission Statement
Our mission as Firefighters and Paramedics is to be professional, caring, and motivated as we provide emergency services to the Public.


Did You Know.....
Calls for fire and paramedic services have nearly doubled in the last 15 years and have increased by 42% since 1999.


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2015 Chipping will resume in April


A Chipping Grant has been secured to resume the chipping program for 2015. Fire Hazard Reduction Chipping will begin in late April 2015.  If your property qualifies for Fire Hazard Reduction Chipping you will receive a postcard mailer from the Atascadero City Fire Department that will provide the details for signing up; this is a first come, first served program.  This valuable program not only provides free chipping of hazardous vegetation, but also helps homeowners establish defensible space from wildland fires.   
If you did not receive a postcard, you are not eligible for the chipping program this year.
*Special note:  Fire Hazard Reduction chipping is for residential lots only; commercial lots are excluded, as well as Christmas tree/landscape material and properties not previously identified as key hazard areas. 

Online Chipping Request Form

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