Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo Fire Department’




San Luis Obispo fire chief announces retirement

San Luis Obispo Fire Chief Garret Olson will retire from the city’s fire department next month following six years with the agency, the majority of which he spent as chief. [Cal Coast Times] Olson’s 30-year firefighting career was spent mostly... (Continue reading)

Reservoir Canyon fires burn 50 acres, video

Firefighters are battling two grass fires that started Sunday morning in Reservoir Canyon in San Luis Obispo. Firefighters have stopped forward progress on both fires. [Cal Coast Times] #ReservoirFire (update) approx 50 acres between the 2 fires. Crews making good... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo transformer fire leads to electric outage

A transformer fire knocked out electric service to more than 1,000 customers in San Luis Obispo on Thursday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 2 p.m., a transformer located on a pole near the intersection of Higuera and Nipomo streets... (Continue reading)

Fire breaks out at SLO homeless camp

A fire broke out at a homeless camp in San Luis Obispo early Thursday morning, and the blaze spread into thick vegetation. San Luis Obispo firefighters responded quickly, though, and extinguished the blaze. Fire officials say the blaze was started... (Continue reading)

Kitchen fire breaks out at downtown SLO restaurant

A fire broke out at downtown San Luis Obispo restaurant Eureka! on Saturday night. Firefighters arrived at the scene with a hook-and-ladder truck and contained the blaze to the restaurant’s kitchen before extinguishing the flames. Authorities closed roads in the... (Continue reading)

Woman airlifted off Bishop Peak

A 59-year-old who became light-headed while hiking ended up being airlifted off Bishop Peak Sunday afternoon. [KSBY] Around 4 p.m., the San Luis Obispo Fire Department received a call about a light-headed hiker. When fire crews arrived at Bishop Peak,... (Continue reading)

Lichtig, Olson fined over ‘sexist’ firefighters video

San Luis Obispo City Manager Katie Lichtig and Fire Chief Garret Olson have both received fines for their participation in a video that allegedly sexually objectified firefighters. Lichtig received a $2,659 fine and Olson was fined $5,442. Lichtig’s fine is... (Continue reading)

SLO to spend $20,000 more on probing ‘sexist’ video

The San Luis Obispo City Council will consider allocating on Tuesday an additional $20,000 to wrap up an investigation into personnel complaints against City Manager Katie Lichtig and Fire Chief Garret Olson, which were prompted by a video that allegedly... (Continue reading)

Unknown man sought by businessmen over The Sub fire

The owners of a popular San Luis Obispo retail store and head shop that went up in flames more than a year ago say they believe an off-duty firefighter, or a man identifying himself as one, started the fire that... (Continue reading)

SLO hires firm to investigate Lichtig, Olson and ‘sexist’ video

The city of San Luis Obispo will pay a Santa Ana law firm up to $50,000 to investigate personnel complaints against City Manager Katie Lichtig and Fire Chief Garret Olson pertaining to a video that allegedly sexually objectified firefighters. Intended... (Continue reading)