Posts Tagged ‘Five Cities Fire Authority’

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Hazardous chemical causes odor in Arroyo Grande

hazmat Arroyo Grande

Firefighters and a regional hazmat team responded to an incident involving a hazardous chemical Sunday evening in Arroyo Grande that resulted in emergency crews asking neighbors to stay in their homes with the windows closed. At about 7:30 p.m., firefighters... (Continue reading)

Man survives Oceano apartment fire by jumping


A man ran into a burning apartment building in Oceano in order to save lives, and another man jumped from a second floor window in order to survive the fire. [KSBY] Shortly before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a fire broke out... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande fire burns home and residential care facility

Arroyo Grande fire

A fire that started in a shed containing a gun safe and ammunition burned a home and a residential care facility for disabled adults on Farroll Avenue in Arroyo Grande on Friday. At 3:33 p.m., the owners of the home... (Continue reading)

Who’s really in charge in Oceano?


OPINION By BEATRICE SPENCER It’s interesting what you learn when you begin to follow things more closely as I have the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, and the Five Cities Fire Authority since the election. I used to... (Continue reading)

Should the Five Cities Fire Authority be abolished?

OPINION By OTIS PAGE There is a sense of smoke in the air in Arroyo Grande. The smoke suggests that there may be a fire burning at the Board of the Five Cities Fire Authority (FCFA) that meets on Friday,... (Continue reading)

Five Cities Fire Authority should reconsider hiring Lieberman

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In light of the change in political winds in the South County it would be prudent for the Five Cities Fire Authority (FCFA) to suspend its hiring process for a new fire chief. In spite of... (Continue reading)

Five Cities Fire Authority needs financial counseling

OPINION By JULIE TACKER “Five Cities Fire Authority struggles to adjust after layoffs” (Tribune, October 2) suggests that ‘Plan B’ for the agency is to apply for another grant to return its level of service to that which it enjoyed... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Caren Ray ‘s unwarranted self-promotion

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In a recent mailer and Smart Voter bio, San Luis Obispo County District 4 Supervisorial Candidate Caren Ray lists some of her accomplishments. She must be underestimating the intelligence of the District 4 voter, expects they... (Continue reading)

South County officials fixing troubled dispatch system

A month after an Oceano home burned while public safety agencies played phone tag, South County officials say they have corrected their troubled dispatch system. [KSBY] After neighbors first reported the Oceano house fire on Aug. 21, it took dispatchers... (Continue reading)

Oceano home burns amid dispatch phone tag

While emergency calls went from agency to agency, a fire in an outdoor shed spread to a home in Oceano on Aug. 21. [KSBY] Neighbors of the Beach Street home began calling 911 at 12:09 p.m. to report the shed... (Continue reading)

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