Special Operations

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department has evolved over the years to deal with the sometimes complex and diverse emergency situations that may arise. Special situations often require specialized training, organization, equipment and teamwork. Our Firefighters are out there training so they can provide the best for our the people in our communities. In the air or on the ground, and even in the water, from confined spaces to advanced life support, we are working to save lives and property.

Air Support Unit

Construction

Hazardous Materials Response Team

Urban Search and Rescue

Search Dog Team

Water Rescue Team