Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services

2020 Annual Report

The City of Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services Annual Report for 2020 outlines the department’s mission and core values, history, annual achievements, and statistics. In this report, residents will find detailed information about response standards, performance measurements, number of EMS and fire incidents, significant events, community risk reduction efforts, financials, and community engagement. Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services will actively use this report to examine their own practices to ensure effective and efficient services are provided to the community. Several deficiencies have been identified in this report. These identified deficiencies will assist the City Council and oversight committee in determining how Measure J-20 funding could be utilized. Download the report 

Salinas Riverbed Update

The City of Paso Robles continues to advocate for the ability to implement a Salinas Riverbed Emergency Plan to mitigate hazardous fire fuels present in the Riverbed. After receiving the proposed plan and meeting with the City, the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) granted approval for the City to implement the Emergency Plan. 

Find out more and download the Emergency Plan here.


The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services is encouraging all residents to help cut down the risk of wildfire in Paso Robles and to be prepared in the event there is a wildfire.

Please use the following resources:

For questions call Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal
Randy Harris at 805.227.7560

Wildfire Preparedness flyer

The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services provides a variety of services to the community including:

  • Emergency medical services (EMS)
  • Fire suppression
  • Hazardous materials
  • Rescue
  • Other emergency responses
A collage of photos of the Emergency Services staff

Additionally, the Fire Marshal's office handles Fire Sprinkler and Alarm Plan Review and Permitting.

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to protecting your quality of life through exceptional public service and interactive community engagement.


Core Values

  • We recognize the value in each member of our community and organization.
  • The foundation of our organization will be reflected through our actions, appearance and attitude.
  • We will have the courage and humility to hold ourselves and others accountable.


Being a member of the Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services requires constant attention to the way we treat other members and the people we serve. It also means that we continuously strive to improve the services we offer.

Respecting All Contributions

The cornerstone of our beliefs begins with respecting each person's contribution to our organization or community, regardless of his or her political strength, personal appearance, economic status, skin color, cultural heritage or religious beliefs.

Because each of the city's fire stations is an "open house" that is ready to welcome our citizens, we work to demonstrate appreciation, patience, support and tolerance in everything we do.

Dealing with Conflict & Working Together

Conflict within the organization or community is investigated thoroughly and viewed as an organizational "injury" that needs healing. We then take preventive measures to ensure it doesn't happen again. We look at mistakes not as failures, but as opportunities to improve.

Celebrating Success

As members, we are responsible for our own lives and what we make of them. We celebrate the success of others. When we see an opportunity to assist someone, we offer before we are asked. Helping one another is the norm, not the exception.

Working Cohesively

Working together as a cohesive unit brings forth accomplishments that make our job fun. The department's "win-win" philosophy is the common denominator for tackling problems and creating solutions. We pride ourselves on our professional demeanor and response to any incident, minor injury or major disaster.

Mutual Aid Agreements

Emergency Services has automatic and mutual aid contractual agreements with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the other surrounding municipal departments for emergency response to these areas.

The city and these districts provide a clearly defined response plan for dispatching the nearest fire and EMS personnel and equipment to an emergency.


Browse resources for fire and emergency prevention topics like:

  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Fire sprinklers
  • Permits
  • Smoke detectors

Disaster Preparation

Are you prepared for a disaster? Take steps to prepare your family or business for disaster with tips and guides our disaster preparedness resources.

Weed Abatement

Emergency Services has established guidelines for weed abatement to assist property owners in complying with the city's weed abatement ordinance. Learn more about these specifications.


Emergency Services performs Business/Development Inspections and Sprinkler Inspections.

Public Outreach

Find out how to schedule a public outreach event, such as a visit from a fire engine at your school or event, a Ride-Along, or a tour of the fire station.