The Fire Administration Program directs
and evaluates all fire department programs and their activities.
Program goals are:
- Responsive, effective and efficient fire
- Well-planned long-term improvements to
the fire department facilities, equipment and organization
Code of Ethics
Fire Master Plan
of master plans for major city services is important and something that
our community has engaged in over the years and, in some cases, fairly
regularly. While the Fire Department has completed internal plans,
staff cannot recall a time when a fire service master plan has been
presented to the City Council. Therefore, as part of the 2007-09
Financial Plan, Council identified the development of a Fire Department
master plan as a component of its Public Safety major City goal. Such a
plan is to serve four main purposes:
the Fire Department as it plans and moves into the future.
for periodic evaluations on organizational effectiveness.
the community, fire department leadership, and elected officials on fire
service needs and service level objectives.
the level of professionalism within the organization and, ultimately,
comparing our Department to the accepted practices of the fire service
master plan has been done in a collaborative fashion. An evaluation
team composed of representatives from Administration, Police Department,
Community Development, Fire Union and Fire Department reviewed all
consultant proposals, which responded to an RFP issued in March 2008.
The panel reached a unanimous decision and a contract was awarded July
10, 2008 to Citygate Associates, LLC.
Data collection began shortly thereafter
from all areas of the Fire Department. The Planning Department, GIS,
and Police Department communications were very involved in securing
incident time-measurement statistics, map analysis, and future build-out
projections. The plan itself consists of three volumes and was
presented to the Council February, 2009. Here are the hyperlinks for
Volume 1 - Main Report
Volume 2 - Map Atlas
Volume 3 - Statistical Appendix
Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
The 2014 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) is an
update to the City of San Luis Obispo’s 2006 LHMP. The plan consists of
eight sections, community profile, planning process, risk assessment,
vulnerability assessment, capability assessment, mitigation strategy and
plan maintenance process. Additionally, the Disaster Mitigation Act of
2000 planning requirements are identified in their appropriate sections
throughout the LHMP. The 2014 LHMP was approved by FEMA October 7, 2014
for a period of five years. Here is the hyperlink for the LHMP.
City of San Luis Obispo Local Hazard Mitigation Plan