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.
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.
Professionalism is the style with which we carry out our work.
Sensitivity is the quality we bring to our interactions with others.
Cooperation is using our combined resources to provide services.
Vitality is the spirit behind all of our efforts.
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
The next possible burn day will be January 1st 2015.
On May 12, 2014, the Atascadero City Fire Department closed the 2014 burning season. “The lack of rains and rapid increase in temperatures and windy conditions have caused the grasses to dry out quickly, causing an increased fire danger,” said Fire Chief Kurt Stone.
As alternatives, 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 to get their weed abatement done quickly. “If a fire should start, 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.
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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.
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
6500 Palma Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422 | Tel: (805) 461-5000 | Fax: (805) 461-7612 | © 2011 - City of Atascadero
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