Posts Tagged ‘Five Cities Fire Authority’


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Fire sparks in bedroom of Oceano home

A fire broke out in the bedroom of an Oceano home Monday afternoon. [KSBY] The fire occurred just after 2:30 p.m. at a house in the 2200 block of La Verne Street. Five Cities firefighters responded and extinguished the blaze... (Continue reading)

Fire tax flub allows for voting as ballots are counted

Property owners in Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Oceano who have yet to vote on a firefighting assessment measure can still do so, even as ballots are counted. The Five Cities Fire Authority is proposing a $66 fee on all... (Continue reading)

Fire wrecks Arroyo Grande home

A house fire destroyed an Arroyo Grande home Monday morning displacing a family. The fire broke out around 8 a.m. at 515 Patino Lane in Arroyo Grande, according to the Five Cities Fire Authority. The family, as well as out... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande car crash sends woman to hospital

A car crash Thursday afternoon in Arroyo Grande hospitalized a woman driving a Volkswagen Beetle. [KEYT] The Beetle collided with another vehicle around 1:30 p.m. Thursday on Grand Avenue just east of Brisco Road. Five Cities firefighters and paramedics responded... (Continue reading)

Five Cities Fire Authority never considered Cal Fire comparison

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In a well-publicized, “cost saving” effort the Five Cities Fire Authority (FCFA) was formed in July of 2010; combining fire services from Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Oceano. Not once, before or after, the formation has... (Continue reading)

Five Cities firefighting costs escalating

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The cities of Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach and the community of Oceano merged their fire departments in 2010 with the intent of saving money, but the resulting Five Cities Fire Authority (FCFA) may soon cost residents... (Continue reading)

Firefighters evacuate Grover Beach hotel

Firefighters evacuated guests at the Holiday Inn Express in Grover Beach Sunday morning after overheated oil in an elevator filled the hotel with smoke. [Tribune] Shortly after 2 a.m., the Five Cities Fire Authority arrived to find hallways thick with... (Continue reading)

Oceano man starts fire in home while fixing plumbing

An Oceano man started a fire in his home Saturday while using a blowtorch to make plumbing repairs. [KSBY] Five Cities firefighters responded to the fire in the 2400 block of Mona Lei Court in Oceano around 8:30 a.m. Saturday.... (Continue reading)

Grand jury suggests merging Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach dispatch services

The San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury has recommended that the cities of Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach merge their police and fire dispatch systems and contract with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office for dispatch services. [Tribune] A... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach house catches on fire

A fire occurred at a Grover Beach house Friday night at the corner of Brighton Ave. and North 4th St. The fire began around 10:20 p.m., according to the Five Cities Fire Authority. There were no injuries. More than twenty... (Continue reading)