SBC FIRE NEWS

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Copter 964 News Release

Posted Oct 08, 2020
Copter 964 News Release

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Fire Air Support Unit (ASU) is pleased to announce the arrival of Copter 964, a 2004 Sikorsky HH-60L “Firehawk” helicopter. Since its purchase in 2019, the Firehawk has been stationed in Alabama, where it has undergone a retrofit with all-new state-of-the-art avionics, paint, and a new rescue hoist.

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Hollister Fire Cause and Determination

Posted Oct 07, 2020
Hollister Fire Cause and Determination

Santa Barbara County Fire Department Investigators determined the Hollister Fire which started on Thursday, May 7th 2020, at 0213, was caused by Southern California Edison electrical conductors (power lines).

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ARPD and UTV News Release

Posted Oct 02, 2020
ARPD and UTV News Release

The XSB Urban Search and Rescue Regional Task Force (RTF-12), composed of firefighters from the Santa Barbara County operational area, have just returned from deployment to the North Complex Fire in Northern California. RTF-12 was assigned to search the remnants of homes destroyed by the fire for human remains.

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Red Flag Warning 9-30-2020

Posted Sep 30, 2020
Red Flag Warning 9-30-2020

RED FLAG WARNING FOR SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST AND MOUNTAINS FROM 6PM TODAY UNTIL 9AM THURSDAY.

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Los Alamos Fire Cause

Posted Sep 30, 2020
Los Alamos Fire Cause

The Alamos Fire that occurred on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at approximately 3:00 pm was caused by an individual mowing dried vegetation and brush with a tractor mower.

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Miguelito Canyon Fire Cause

Posted Sep 14, 2020
Miguelito Canyon Fire Cause

SANTA BARBARA, CA
Santa Barbara County Fire Department fire investigators have determined the cause of the “Lito Fire” (Miguelito Canyon) on September 7th 2020, to be a result of recreational target shooting.

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September 11th Ceremony 2020 UPDATE

Posted Sep 08, 2020
September 11th Ceremony 2020 UPDATE

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. September 8, 2020 –
Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, the Fire Department has decided to conduct a virtual 9/11 ceremony this year. To watch the live broadcast, we are asking the public to either go to KEYT.com, or watch on the My Network TVchannel which is Cox Communications Channel 13 in Santa Barbara County.

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September 11th Ceremony 2020

Posted Sep 02, 2020
September 11th Ceremony 2020

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. September 2, 2020 – Nineteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, the United States was attacked when terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington DC and another in a Pennsylvania field. We will never forget the terrible tragedy that occurred that day.

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Fire Safe Council Launches New Website

Posted Jul 28, 2020
Fire Safe Council Launches New Website

Part of living in a Mediterranean climate and enjoying the benefits of our adjacent natural environment, is the responsibility to be prepared to deal with the wildland fires which frequent the area. In 1997, a local group formed to strengthen the bond between the fire service agencies and private citizens and to help community members prepare for future wildfires. The Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council continues to this day with the same mission it has had for 23 years - to promote wildfire safety in Santa Barbara County through education and action

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Riley News Release

Posted Jul 08, 2020
Riley News Release

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is saddened to announce the passing of our canine fire family member, Riley. Riley served as the department’s accelerant detection/arson canine for seven years. Riley was diagnosed with a non-work related brain tumor in April of 2020.

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