About the Department

The Morro Bay Fire Department is a full service department that has served a diverse waterfront community since 1932. Today the department responds to approximately 1,700 incidents per year under the command of Fire Chief Steve Knuckles.

Personnel

To accomplish the department mission, the City employs a Fire Chief, 10 career fire suppression personnel, a half-time administrative technician, a part-time Fire Marshal, and up to 20 part-time reserve firefighters. Our firefighters are tasked with emergency planning, response, command, and mitigation of a wide variety of incidents.

Fire Stations

Fire Personnel operate from 1 fully staffed fire station (Fire Station 53/Headquarters) located at 715 Harbor Street and 1 non-staffed fire station (Fire Station 54) located at 460 Bonita Street. These facilities house our fleet of Pierce fire apparatus.

Mutual Aid Agreements
The department has mutual and automatic aid agreements with neighboring communities. These reciprocal agreements give fire departments authority to rapidly deploy resources to areas outside jurisdictional boundaries when the need arises. Firefighter/Paramedics also respond cooperatively with the Morro Bay Harbor Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard to provide emergency services for incidents occurring offshore.