Emergency Medical and Rescue
The Cambria CSD Fire Department and Cambria Healthcare District work with other local agencies to ensure a team approach to emergency medical care in Cambria.
The Cambria CSD Fire Department provides fire and emergency services to the Cambria area. Click on Service Area Map.
The majority of calls received by the CCSD Fire Department are for emergency medical and rescue services including cliff rescue and auto extrication. The Department responds to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
All Cambria firefighters are trained to render emergency medical care and use automatic external defibrillators. Together with the Cambria Healthcare District (the local ambulance service provider), the CCSD Fire Department provides a team approach to Emergency Medical Services delivery.
In Case of Emergency (ICE)
Pre-programming your cell phone with the word "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) may save your life. This allows emergency responders and hospital personnel to obtain critical information about you and your medical care that could aid in your treatment. For more information on this program, click on In Case of Emergency or call the CCSD Fire Department at 927-6240.
When someone calls 911, they benefit from a mutual aid agreement that brings assistance from the CCSD Fire Department, California Department of Forestry, San Luis Obispo County Fire Department and Cambria Community Healthcare District (cambria-healthcare.org). This coverage allows a 4-minute emergency response time to any location within the CCSD service area and ensures that the special needs of Cambria residents are addressed in the most effective manner possible. The CCSD Fire Department is up-to-date on emergency medical response procedures and is equipped with oxygen, defibrillator units and basic life support equipment. The Department’s trained personnel can help stabilize an individual with breathing or cardiac problems until paramedics from the Cambria Community Healthcare District arrive.
In an area-wide emergency, assistance is provided by:
- California Department of Fire
- San Luis Obispo County Fire Department
- Cayucos Fire Department
- Morro Bay Fire Department
- Paso Robles County Fire Station
- Hearst Castle Fire Department
- State of California (for fires burning for extended periods)
The North Coast Ocean Rescue (NCOR) provide ocean rescues from Morro Bay to the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse.
The North Coast Ocean Rescue (NCOR) is a team of volunteers dispatched through the 911 system to ocean emergencies from Morro Bay to the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. NCOR was formed in July of 1994 as a joint agency effort between the CCSD Fire Department and Cambria Community Healthcare District. Today, the North Coast Ocean Rescue Team is funded by the Cambria Community Services District and community donations and operates under the direction of the Fire Department.