SBC FIRE NEWS

Public Service Announcements

Firework Safety 2021

Posted Jun 30, 2021
Firework Safety 2021

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds the public that all fireworks, including the so-called ‘safe and sane’ variety, are illegal in all unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County, including the cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Buellton and Solvang. Safe and sane fireworks are allowed within the city limits of Santa Maria, Guadalupe and Lompoc.

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Spring Cleaning PSA 2021

Posted Mar 29, 2021
Spring Cleaning PSA 2021

Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for many people. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds homeowners that this can also be the time to make your home safer. In order to keep your family and property safe, take the time to check your home and yard for dangerous materials and unsafe conditions. Check each room in your house including the attic, basement, garage, yard, and storage shed.

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Check Your Smoke Detector PSA

Posted Mar 15, 2021
Check Your Smoke Detector PSA

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. March 15, 2021 – In light of the recent time change, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department wants to remind residents to make another change that could save their lives – changing the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

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Driving In Rain PSA

Posted Dec 28, 2020
Driving In Rain PSA

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. – In anticipation of the approaching inclement weather, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department offers the following tips to help keep you and your passengers safe while driving on wet roads:

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PSA Winter Fire Safety

Posted Nov 19, 2020
PSA Winter Fire Safety

It’s that time of year when the temperatures drop to a bitter low. During the winter months, we tend to spend more time at home with our family and loved ones, so what better way to protect them than by making sure your home is protected from any fire hazards.

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Hot Work PSA

Posted Oct 14, 2020
Hot Work PSA

On Tuesday, October 13th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBC) responded to a small vegetation fire in the Cuyama Valley, resulting in approximately two acres burned.

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Hiking and Dog Hiking Safety PSA

Posted Sep 01, 2020
Hiking and Dog Hiking Safety PSA

In recent weeks, Santa Barbara has experienced some of its hottest heat waves in nearly 15 years. This Labor Day weekend, temperatures are forecasted to rise to well above average. During times of sunny, warm weather, many like to take the opportunity to get outdoors and go hiking. During our recent heatwave, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to multiple calls for service due to heat-related illness for both humans and their dogs, resulting in several helicopter hoist rescues and the unfortunate death of a dog.

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Protecting Your Pets PSA

Posted Aug 11, 2020
Protecting Your Pets PSA

You never know when and where disaster will strike. Be sure to prepare for every member of your household well before an emergency takes place. Planning is the best way to ensure the safety and well-being of all of your loved ones and property.

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Fireworks PSA

Posted Jul 01, 2020
Fireworks PSA

In years past, we have asked the public to leave the fireworks and pyrotechnic shows to the professionals. We recognize that due to the COVID19 pandemic those shows have been canceled in Santa Barbara County. This might entice people to purchase and put on their own fireworks shows.

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Swimming Pool Safety

Posted Jun 09, 2020
Swimming Pool Safety

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. June 5th, 2020 – It only takes a few seconds for a person to drown, and drowning accidents are the leading cause of death for children one to four years of age. Almost 70 percent of all drowning accidents occur in backyard swimming pools; however, people can drown in just a few inches of water. Santa Barbara County fire would like share these swimming pool safety tips.

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