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Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services strives to streamline your building and development projects.  The documents below are our guildelines for building, driveway and standpipe standards.  

 

 

Fire Access Commercial

 

Fire Access Residential

 

Driveway Standards

 

Hydrant Location

 

Dry Line

 

 

 

To schedule an appointment for a consult or inspection with the Fire Marshal, please contact us at (805)470-3300

 

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About the Organization

 

 

The Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services is “all risk” meaning, the organization 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 about 3000 calls per year the Fire Department operates from 2 fire stations with 6 fire engines, 2 command vehicles, a ladder truck, a 4X4 ambulance 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 Department serves and protects approximately 28,000 people and 26.7 square miles. 

 

Vision Statement

 

We foster an environment that generates highly motivated public servants who continuously prepare for the protection and preservation of our community.

 

 

Core Values

 

  • Training
  • Physically and Mentally
  • Response ready
  • Progressive
  • Respectful
  • Mentorship
  • Service to others

 

 
 
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Contact Us

 


Fire Station 1 

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


Fire Station 2

9801 West Front
Atascadero, CA 93422
fax 805-461-5091



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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BURN INFORMATION

 

Burn Season is  CLOSED for 2020.

 

Burn Season Closes May 1, 2020

 

On May 1, 2020, the Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services closed the 2019 burning season.  “Due to the large amount of rain and rapid increase in temperature & windy conditions has caused the grasses to dry out quickly, causing an increased fire danger”, said Fire Chief Casey Bryson. 

 

As alternatives, the Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services 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. 

 

Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services also wants residents to get their weed abatement done quickly.  The deadline for cutting your weeds is June 1st.

 

For questions regarding this Press Release, please contact the Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services at 805-461-5070

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR BURNING REGULATIONS

 

 Citations will be written for non-compliance

 

 

Outside City Limits:


Contact the San Luis Obispo County Fire Department at (805)543-4244. 

The State Air Resources Board determines which days are appropriate for burning in order to limit air pollution and of those days, local fire officials determine burn days according to local conditions.

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TRAINING PROGRAM

 

FIRE  TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

CADET FIREFIGHTER PROGRAM

SEASONAL FIREFIGHTER PROGRAM

 

 

Coming soon....

Ride Along Information

 

FIRE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

 

All Fire organizations are required to comply with state and federal laws and regulations, just as any other employer. These laws regulate certain operations, administrative procedures, and training within the organization, and are commonly referred to as “mandates”.

The majority of the regulations are those adopted by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CalOSHA) to meet national standards developed by the federal OSHA. The goal of most of these regulations is worker safety, although some address a professional performance standard. Many of the standards were developed as a direct result of workplace accidents resulting in injury or death.

The rationale for any employer to comply is three-fold:

  • Worker safety;
  • Professional performance to recognized standards; and
  • Reduced exposure to liability.

Nearly all of the regulations are function-based. While there are regulations that apply to all employees, most regulations describe requirements for specific activities. For example, the respiratory standard only applies to employees who are exposed to hazardous atmospheres in their line of work.

Some standards require the employer to create a safe work environment through administrative policies, engineering safeguards, or following operational guidelines. Others require that the employer provide safety equipment, employee testing, and training.

Fire personnel deserve professional, state-of-the-art training in all aspects of their jobs. Specific state and federal regulations mandate some of this training, although the General Duty Clause is the basis that seems to require the most required training. There are state and national training standards for most job functions.

Fire Department emergency operations are inherently dangerous. Risk management principles require focusing solid, realistic, ongoing, and verifiable training on such “high risk / low frequency” events. Training in the Fire Department needs to focus on training personnel for maximum safety and effectiveness in emergency operations.

Finally, all firefighters have an obligation to uphold the public trust in their Fire Department by efficient and effective service delivery. Developing professional firefighters and officers requires professional training delivery, and jurisdictions have a legal obligation to provide that training to its firefighters.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT FIRE DEPARTMENT TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

 

 

 

CADET PROGRAM

 

The Atascadero Fire & Emergency Serives 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. 

 

Please contact us for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

SEASONAL FIREFIGHTER PROGRAM

 

The Seasonal Firefighter position is a temporary/part-time position to augment Engine Company staffing during the summer fire season.  The shifts are 56-hour workweeks, conforming to current paid staff schedule. Under general supervision, the seasonal firefighter may fight fires and perform emergency medical and rescue work as part of a fire crew. May also perform fire prevention activities, stations and grounds maintenance, general maintenance and work projects, including weed abatement, painting, cleaning, and light carpentry for the City.

A Seasonal Firefighter must have a working knowledge of basic suppression techniques and practices. Must have the ability to learn and apply firefighting principles related to fire suppression and rescue situations; work effectively and cooperatively with others; understand and follow verbal and written direction.

Desired qualifications include: State Certified EMT-1, CPR, Haz-Mat Fro/Decon, experience and/or training in wildland and structural firefighting, Firefighter I Certificate, Clear DMV driving record desired, and valid Class C driver’s license.  Mandatory Qualifications include Title 22 First Aid or Higher, Proof of Completion of Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).  The applicant shall provide the following prior to receiving a job offer for employment: Hepatitis B - copies of records showing the first of the 3 injections of the Hepatitis B (Hep B) series. TB Skin test (PPD) documented within the last 6 months. If a prior positive test, documentation of a negative chest X-ray within the last six months shall be provided.

 

Please contact us for more information.

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FIRE EQUIPMENT

 

Engine 7593

 

2015 Pierce Arrow XT type one, tank compacity of 500 gallons and a 2000 gpm pump.

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.

Squad/Rescue 7555

2000 4x4 Ambulance

C-7500

Command vehicle

P-7520

Prevention vehicle

U-7535

Utility vehicle

U-7536

Utility vehicle

 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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FACILITIES

 

 

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 Official website of Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services. Our website is designed to provide you information about our organization,  our mission, programs and events. Please contact us if you have any questions. 



 

 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide professional emergency service and exceptional care to our community.

 

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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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