SBC FIRE NEWS

Public Service Announcements

PSA Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Posted Jan 05, 2017
PSA Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas known as the “silent killer” because many people do not realize they’re being poisoned until it’s too late. Initial symptoms of CO poisoning often mimic the flu – including headaches, dizziness and nausea, and are often misdiagnosed.
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Permit Burning

Posted Dec 19, 2016
Permit Burning
On Monday December 19th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) will transition from a High Fire Season to a Winter Preparedness Level. With this transition, the ban on permit burning within State Responsibility Areas (SRA) and Local Responsibility Areas (LRA) within the jurisdiction of the SBCFD has been lifted. Individuals with a valid burn permit may resume permitted burning in Santa Barbara County. Please note: These permits are issued for burn piles only and are not intended for the burning of standing vegetation.
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PSA Christmas Tree Safety

Posted Dec 08, 2016
PSA Christmas Tree Safety
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department wants to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season, and offers the following suggestions to keep your holiday safe: When purchasing a live tree, look for signs of freshness. A fresh tree is green, the needles will be difficult to pull from branches and a minimum number of needles should fall off.
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PSA Change Your Clock And Batteries

Posted Nov 01, 2016
PSA Change Your Clock And Batteries
As the time change approaches on November 6th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds 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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PSA Halloween Safety

Posted Oct 27, 2016
PSA Halloween Safety
Everyone wants to have a safe and happy Halloween. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds people that there are many ways to keep your child safe on Halloween and offers the following Halloween safety tips:
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Fire Prevention Week

Posted Oct 03, 2016
Fire Prevention Week
October 9th-15th has been declared “National Fire Prevention Week”, a time to reflect on our nation’s past fire history, remembering the “Great Chicago Fire of 1871” and how out of that tragedy, a national interest in fire prevention and safety emerged.
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PSA Red Flag Warning Text Alert

Posted Jul 19, 2016
PSA Red Flag Warning Text Alert
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or will occur soon. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds residents that a Red Flag Warning is a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures that can create extreme fire behavior. Red Flag Warnings are issued by the National Weather Service usually 24 hours in advance of a Red Flag Event.
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Fireworks

Posted Jun 28, 2016
Fireworks
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. Fireworks that are purchased in any of these cities must be used within those city limits.
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PSA Downed Power Lines

Posted Apr 25, 2016
PSA Downed Power Lines
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department wants to remind you that a downed power line or wire can be dangerous. Coming into contact with electrical wires can cause serious injury or even death. It is not uncommon for trees to fall during high winds, rain, and other stormy conditions and damage power lines or wires causing them to fall to the ground. Objects such as metallic balloons and kites can also damage power lines.
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Spring Cleanup for Fire Safety

Posted Mar 21, 2016
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.
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