The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services has Life Safety Videotapes available to any citizen who wishes to learn about life safety issues or simply enhance the quality of their lives. By completing a simple check-out card at the Department of Emergency Services Administrative Office, videos may be borrowed for 3-5 days. Visit the Video Library page for the list of videos.
Hey Kids! Like to Color?
Download and print out our Emergency Preparedness Coloring Book [pdf:523k/12pp] and learn to prepare for different types of emergencies and get important safety tips.
More Fun Links!
Its Smokey Bear! Visit his website where you can play campfire games, learn bear facts, choose from lots of pictures to color and even join the Smokey Bear Club. Remember, only you can prevent wildfires!
You may also order fire safety education materials at: www.nfpa.org/catalog: On the catalog index menu bar, select "Fire Safety Education" to preview materials and see costs.
Care and Comfort of Our Citizens Children
Whenever we respond to incidents involving small children, we are able to ease the situation with stuffed animals carried in our medical bags. This really works! The children usually become much calmer, which allows us to get closer to them during our evaluations without further upsetting them. We also give stuffed animals to children when we are helping a parent experiencing a medical emergency. It is scary for a child to see 4 to 5 people (including firefighters, paramedics and ambulance staff) crowding around their parent and touching them, taking blood pressures, starting intravenous medication, securing an oxygen mask, and affixing wires to the chest for the heart monitor.
Emergencies can be emotionally traumatic events for children. Stuffed animals are a great tool to help establish communications with children, distract their attention, and make a comforting connection in a bad circumstance.
Public Education, Tours, and Visit Requests
How do I get a fire engine to visit my school or event?
The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services provides a variety of public education events to the local schools and general public. In most cases, it is desirable for us to receive your request 30 days prior to the event date. To submit a public education request, please complete and submit the online Public Education Request Form.
Can I ride along with the engine company?
Yes, you can participate in the Paso Robles Emergency Services First-in Response Experience (F.I.R.E.) Program. The program will include riding in a fire department vehicle to routine and/or emergency calls.
You must be 16 or older to participate and complete a Ride-Along Request Form. Persons between 16 and 18 years of age must have this form signed by a parent or guardian prior to any participation. Once filled out and signed, the form should either be faxed to 237-4138 or mailed to:
City of Paso Robles
Emergency Services Dept.
900 Park Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446-2541
How do I schedule a tour of the fire station?
Scheduling a tour is easy. Simply fill out and submit the online Public Education Request Form and a department representative will contact you about your request.