The Fire Department
The Loma Mar Fire Department, established in June 1974, is located on Pescadero Creek Road in Loma Mar, California. The department is made up completely of volunteer firefighters from the community. The response area covers the town of Loma Mar and surrounding areas including miles of hiking trails within county parks. Loma Mar Fire is called to all 911 fire and medical emergency within a multi mile radius. Loma Mar Fire works under the direction of Cal Fire.
The Town of Loma Mar
Loma Mar is located between Pescadero and La Honda in unincorporated San Mateo County. The town is home to 167 residents. Nestled in the redwoods, Loma Mar is known for it's outdoor education camps, Memorial County Park and Sam McDonald Park.
Loma Mar was hit hard during a fierce winter storm on February 3, 1998. The town was cut off from surrounding areas multiple days. One resident perished when his home was swept away in a land slide. Loma Mar Fire Department was a valuable resource, providing radio communications, responding to medical emergencies and helping with clean up of debris from fallen trees and the multiple landslides.