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
Hose – Chris Robinson
Vehicle Maintenance – Scott Satterthwaite
Weed Abatement Officer – Tom Peterson
Beginning Monday, March 10, 2014, the Atascadero City Fire Department will open the Fire Hazard Reduction Burn Season. However, 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) 461-5070, option 8.
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 Chicago Grade Landfill. Burning should be used as a last resort.
Copies of Atascadero’s Burn 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 click here.
The Atascadero City Fire Department has a zero tolerance policy and will issue citations for violations of the burning regulations.
CURRENTLY, BURN DAYS WILL BE ALLOWED
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY ONLY
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
Reserve and 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
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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