SBC FIRE NEWS

Public Service Announcements

PSA Addressing

Posted Aug 30, 2019
PSA Addressing
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to remind people of the importance of residential and commercial addressing. Every day, and more importantly every night, fire engines, ambulances and other emergency vehicles respond to residences and commercial buildings for calls of service. Often times, those responding are delayed in delivering life-saving care due to the lack of addressing on the building or the ability to see clearly see it.
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PSA Hiking Safety Tips

Posted Aug 26, 2019
PSA Hiking Safety Tips
With summer in full swing and the weather being warm, many of us head out to the many trails Santa Barbara County has to offer. Hiking isn't typically dangerous, although accidents can happen. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds people that when you're outside, sometimes far from civilization, you can get injured. Planning ahead and using some hiking safety common sense will help you have an enjoyable safe hike.
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Pull To The Right And Stop For Sirens And Lights

Posted Jul 23, 2019
Pull To The Right And Stop For Sirens And Lights

If you or someone you love is in need of emergency assistance, you want help to arrive immediately. Did you know that there’s one simple thing everyone can do to help firefighters, ambulances, and law enforcement officers provide emergency assistance as quickly as possible? Just Move Right for Sirens & Lights.

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Posted Jul 08, 2019
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
It may be time to install new carbon monoxide alarm in your home. They come in all shapes and sizes, but serve one important role. Keeping you and your family safe
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Beware of Fraudulent Fire Inspections and Services

Posted Feb 26, 2019
Beware of Fraudulent Fire Inspections and Services
During the past several weeks there have been numerous reports of individuals entering businesses to perform a fire inspection survey for a fee. Schemes used by these individuals include using high-pressure sales tactics and/or posing as members, or contracted members, of the fire department to convince business owners to buy their services. It is important to understand that no fire departments within Santa Barbara County, including local jurisdictions, contract with any company or individuals for fire inspection services. Additionally, no fire department will ever ask for money up front.
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Recognizing a Natural Gas Leak

Posted Feb 16, 2019
Recognizing a Natural Gas Leak
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department offers the following information about how to identify a natural gas leak. There are a number of different ways to identify a potential natural gas leak.
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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Posted Dec 11, 2018
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
It may be time to install new carbon monoxide alarm in your home. They come in all shapes and sizes, but serve one important role. Keeping you and your family safe. Recently, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, along with other fire agencies, have seen an uptick in calls for CO alarms going off in homes.
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Defensible Space Inspections

Posted Jun 01, 2017
Defensible Space Inspections
Beginning June 1, 2017 the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) began conducting defensible space inspections. A minimum of 100 feet of defensible space is required around your home in Santa Barbara County. Engine companies will perform inspections and provide homeowners with educational material on how to comply. This year new State requirements require firefighters to also collect information pertaining to the structure itself including water systems, access, addressing, fire resistance, and surrounding slope.
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Spring Cleanup for Fire Safety

Posted Mar 27, 2017
Spring Cleanup for Fire Safety
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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Rain Driving Tips

Posted Jan 18, 2017
Rain Driving Tips
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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