SBC FIRE NEWS

Public Service Announcements

Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

Posted Mar 08, 2016
Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries
As daylight savings time approaches on March 13th, 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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Beware of Fraudulent Fire Inspections and Services

Posted Feb 26, 2016
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, 2016
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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Safely Surrendered Baby Program

Posted Jan 28, 2016
Safely Surrendered Baby Program
A tragic event in Santa Maria occurred this week involving the death of a newborn baby leading to murder charges against the teenage mother. This Public Service Announcement serves as a reminder to the citizens of Santa Barbara County regarding abandoned babies.
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Railroad Safety Tips

Posted Jan 13, 2016
Railroad Safety Tips
The railroad tracks in Santa Barbara County run through many cities and rural areas of the county. Theses tracks are used regularly by freight and passenger trains. Most of the time, railroad crossings are done safely but there is always a potential for injury. Recently, there have been serious accidents involving the railroad. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department offers these railroad safety tips:
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Turkey Fryer Safety Tips

Posted Nov 23, 2015
Turkey Fryer Safety Tips
Turkey fryers are dangerous and present numerous safety hazards to consumers. If a turkey fryer absolutely must be used, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department urges people to be careful and to follow these basic safety tips:
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Fire Safe Winter

Posted Nov 17, 2015
Fire Safe Winter

As the temperature drops, the number of residential fires goes up. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department wants you to have a worry free winter by taking the following precautions:

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Tips for Cleaner Fireplace Burning and Safer Homes

Posted Nov 10, 2015
Tips for Cleaner Fireplace Burning and Safer Homes
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District announced today tips for cleaner fireplace burning and safer homes. As the weather cools, and the holiday season approaches, it is important to remember that fireplace fires can cause emergencies, and breathing wood smoke is bad for our lungs and our hearts. Follow these suggestions for a safer and healthier community:
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Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

Posted Oct 26, 2015
Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries
As the time change approaches on November 1st, 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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National Fire Prevention Week 2015

Posted Oct 05, 2015
National Fire Prevention Week 2015
October 4th-10th 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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