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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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Caballo Fire Cause Determination

Posted Sep 14, 2021
Caballo Fire Cause Determination

The Caballo Fire that occurred on September 6, 2021 and burned almost 70 acres was caused by a weed and vegetation burning operation.

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Sept 11th Ceremony 2021

Posted Aug 31, 2021
Sept 11th Ceremony 2021

Twenty 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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Death of Riley the Search Dog News Release

Posted Aug 09, 2021
Death of Riley the Search Dog News Release

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is sad to announce the death of our retired Live Scent Search Dog, Riley.

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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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