SBC FIRE NEWS

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Red Flag Warning

Posted Jun 14, 2021
Red Flag Warning

Red flag warning in effect from 6 pm Monday June 14th through 6 am Wednesday June 16th for Southern Santa Barbara County for gusty north winds, low relative humidity and very hot conditions.

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Defensible Space Inspections 2021 News Release

Posted Jun 01, 2021
Defensible Space Inspections 2021 News Release

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. June 1st, 2021– Beginning today, June 1st, 2021, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) will be conducting defensible space inspections.

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2021 Recruit Academy Graduation

Posted May 19, 2021

Please join us in congratulating our 2021 Fire Academy graduates. 

Video now available to watch the Recruit Academy graduation. 

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Prescribed Burn News Release

Posted May 19, 2021
Prescribed Burn News Release

SANTA BARBARA County, Calif. — The Santa Barbara County Fire Department has tentatively scheduled a range improvement burn at 4155 Figueroa Mountain Rd in Los Olivos with a burn window of May 26-27.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Posted May 10, 2021

COVID-19:  Santa Barbara County Fire Department continues to work with local emergency response and county health agencies to assess and manage community support as required by the current pandemic. For more information, click below to access the County of Santa Barbara Public Health Information Portal.

Visit SB Public Health Information Portal

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Hardening Your Home

Posted May 10, 2021

Flying embers can destroy homes up to a mile from a wildfire. “Harden” your home now before a fire starts by using ember-resistant building materials.

Here are some things you can do to harden your home and make it more fire resistant.

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2021 High Fire Season Transition News Release

Posted Apr 22, 2021
2021 High Fire Season Transition News Release

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD), in conjunction with all other local fire jurisdictions, will declare the beginning of the 2021 High Fire Season for all areas of Santa Barbara County on May 3, 2021.

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Permit Burning Wildland Transition News Release

Posted Feb 08, 2021
Permit Burning Wildland Transition News Release

SANTA BARBARA, Ca – On February 1st 2021 , the Santa Barbara County Fire Department transitioned from a High Fire Season to a Winter Preparedness Level.

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Opticom News Release

Posted Jan 07, 2021
Opticom News Release

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department and City of Goleta are
pleased to announce the recent installation and implementation of a new GPS-based traffic control system that will improve response times and increase public safety.

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Spaulding Prescribed Burn News Release

Posted Dec 02, 2020
Spaulding Prescribed Burn News Release

On Monday, December 7th, through Wednesday, December 9th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department will be conducting a state-sanctioned vegetation management burn on the Spaulding Ranch in the area between Tims Road and Midland School in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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