The Morro Bay Fire Department is a full service department that has served a diverse waterfront community since 1932. Today the department responds to approximately 1,700 incidents per year under the command of Fire Chief Steve Knuckles.
To accomplish the department mission, the City employs a Fire Chief, 11 career fire suppression personnel, administrative secretary, Fire Marshal, and up to 15 part-time reserve firefighters. Our firefighters are tasked with emergency planning, response, command, and mitigation of a wide variety of incidents.
The department has mutual and automatic aid agreements with neighboring communities. These reciprocal agreements give fire departments authority to rapidly deploy resources to areas outside jurisdictional boundaries when the need arises. Firefighter/Paramedics also respond cooperatively with the Morro Bay Harbor Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard to provide emergency services for incidents occurring offshore.