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Equipment

Local Information
Outline of a fire call
Radio Frequencies
Radio Safety


The San Marcos Pass Volunteer Fire Department automatically responds to areas on or adjacent to Highway 154, between “Windy Gap” and the West Los Padres National Forest boundary; San Marcos Road from Highway 154 south to 1840 Old San Marcos Pass Road; Painted Cave Road; West Camino Cielo to Santa Ynez Peak; East Camino Cielo to La Cumbre Peak; the San Marcos Trout Club; Hidden Valley; Kinevan Road; Rosario Park; Stage Coach Road and sections of Paradise Road.

The San Marcos Pass Volunteer Fire Department has two Type-6 CAFS patrol trucks, one in the Trout Club and the other located in Rosario Park. We are currently in the process of adding a third Type 6 CAFS patrol.

The department has an automatic aid and mutual aid agreement with Santa Barbara County Fire. The department will provide personnel and equipment to other departments as requested.

Fire Vehicle Locations

Resource Department Type Location
Brush Patrol
1
SMPVFD 6-CAFS
unit
Trout Club
Brush Patrol
2
SMPVFD 6-CAFS
unit
Rosario
Park
Utility
1
SMPVFD Rosario
Park

Communication Equipment

The WRA has a new radio communications system. It includes Bendix-King “G” series, 240 channel VHF hand-held radios,  endix-King GMH, 240 channel mobile radios and a new Kenwood 100 watt VHF repeater. This equipment replaces our Motorola radio system. Some Motorola HT-1000 hand-helds and Motorola Maxtrac mobile radios will be used by the WRA administration.
The new equipment was financed by a US Homeland Security-Assistance to Firefighters grant.

The WRA radio system is compatible with the county fire department and the forest service. The radios are equipped with the
standard local mutual aid frequencies and the FIRESCOPE coordinated frequencies.

The communications system complies with new FCC standards as well as the APCO 25 project for current and future development, including trunking and digital formats.