The CCSD Fire Department works closely with the County of San Luis Obispo to ensure that all new building and remodel projects comply with State fire and safety codes and environmental regulations.
All residential and commercial building projects requiring a County building permit also require a Fire Plan Review by the CCSD Fire Department. The Fire Plan Review is now part of the Remodel/Additions/Reconstrction/Change-of-Use Application process.
The Department's top priority is assuring that all buildings meet local and state codes and ordinances. Some of the fire and safety requirements for Cambria residences, businesses and other public facilities include:
- A defensible space between vegetation and building
- Adequate fire extinguisher systems and fire hydrants
- Sufficient water flow to extinguish a fire
- Adequate fire exits
- Building construction and design that will protect occupants from a wildland fire or other external threat