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Evacuation Assistance Program 

Evacuation Assistance Program Announcement for Cambrians 

On Thursday, July 11, 2024, Fire Chief Michael Burkey provided the CCSD Board of Directors with an update on the Countywide Evacuation Plan and Cambria's Fire Prevention Plan and answered questions regarding the evacuation assistance form. This form is crucial for those who may need extra help during an evacuation, ensuring that everyone receives the necessary support.

We encourage all community members to listen to the recording on the website. Your safety is our top priority, and being informed and prepared is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones.

About the Program
The Evacuation Assistance Program is for independent-living individuals in San Luis Obispo County with disabilities or medical needs who would need assistance evacuating in an emergency.  Individuals on the list should still make evacuation plans if possible with family, friends and/or neighbors because first responders will not be able to help as quickly as family, friends and/or neighbors can.
Eligible individuals are those who are independent living but unable to evacuate themselves due to a disability or medical need.
Please do not wait until an evacuation order is issued. If you would like to be added to the Evacuation Assistance List, please complete and mail in an Evacuation Assistance Card using the following steps:

Step 1: Visit the San Luis Obispo Evacuation Assistance Page

Step 2: Obtain Evacuation Assistance Request Card

This card is included in the annual Emergency Planning calendar that is mailed to residents located within the Emergency Planning Zone and Public Education Zone. You can also download and print the request card here, or have one mailed to you by calling the Office of Emergency Services at (805) 781-5678.

You can also download and print the request card in Spanish below.

Tarjeta de Ayuda Para Evacuacion

Step 3: Complete the Request Card

Please complete all fields on the card. Missing information may hinder our ability to best assist you during an emergency.

Step 4: Mail the card 

Mail the card to:

County Government Center

Attn: Office of Emergency Services

1055 Monterey St, Room D430

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408


Email to:

Step 5: Receive Confirmation 

Once your card has been received and processed, you will receive an informational packet and confirmation that you are on the Evacuation Assistance List.

Step 6: Stay on the List

Fill out and return an Evacuation Assistance Card each year to remain on the list. 

Step 7: Stay Informed

Register for Reverse 9-1-1 emergency telephone notification system, and pay attention to wireless emergency alerts for local alerts and warnings sent by state and local public safety officials.

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