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News Release - Santa Barbara County Fire Department: Tablet Command

Posted Jul 26, 2022
News Release - Santa Barbara County Fire Department: Tablet Command

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department serves and safeguards the community from the impacts of fires, medical emergencies, environmental emergencies, and natural disasters through leadership, planning, education, prevention, code enforcement, and all-hazard emergency response.

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One805 Presents Check for $90,000 to Santa Barbara County Fire

Posted Jul 08, 2022
One805 Presents Check for $90,000 to Santa Barbara County Fire

Local non-profit One805 presented a check to Santa Barbara County Fire Department for $90,000. The funds have been raised by One805 to add vital medevac capability to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department’s new 964 Firehawk helicopter.

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2022 High Fire Season Transition Press Release

Posted May 17, 2022
2022 High Fire Season Transition Press 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 2022 High Fire Season for all areas of Santa Barbara County on May 20, 2022.

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2022 Defensible Space Inspections Press Release

Posted May 12, 2022
2022 Defensible Space Inspections Press Release

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. May 11th, 2022– Beginning June 1st, 2022, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) will be conducting defensible space inspections. A minimum of 100 feet of defensible space is required around your home in Santa Barbara County.

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Painted Cave Burn Press Release

Posted Mar 09, 2022
Painted Cave Burn Press Release

Prescribed pile burn project of approximately 7 acres of combined brush set for March 9-10, depending on conditions. Location: Painted Cave Road, off Highway 154, in the southern portion of Santa Barbara County.

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Fire Station 25

Posted Feb 24, 2022
Fire Station 25

March 1, 2022, 6:00 p.m. Fire Station 25 Community Meeting - Open forum for questions to learn more about what is happening at the proposed site.

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New Type 1 Engine Press Release

Posted Jan 27, 2022
New Type 1 Engine Press Release

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is pleased to announce the delivery of six new Type 1 fire engines.

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Joey DeAnda Passing Press Release

Posted Jan 10, 2022
Joey DeAnda Passing Press Release

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is sad to announce the passing of Firefighter Paramedic Joseph (Joey) DeAnda who passed away on Saturday January 8th, 2022. Joey succumbed to traumatic injuries while snowboarding with friends.

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Transition to Low Wildland Response and Permit Burning

Posted Jan 05, 2022
Transition to Low Wildland Response and Permit Burning

SANTA BARBARA, Ca- On Jan 4th, 2022 , the Santa Barbara County Fire Department transitioned from a High Fire Season to a Winter Preparedness Level.

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2021 Fire Prevention Week News Release

Posted Oct 05, 2021
2021 Fire Prevention Week News Release

The 2021 National Fire Protection Association Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the different sounds smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make.

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