SBC FIRE NEWS

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Mesa Incident

Posted Jun 29, 2015
Mesa Incident
SANTA BARBARA, CA. June 29, 2015 – The Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a report of a vegetation fire, which started at 1:16 p.m. at 1550 Burton Mesa Blvd. in the Mission Hills area near Lompoc.
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Pulse Point News Release

Posted Jun 22, 2015
Pulse Point News Release
SANTA BARBARA, CA. June 22, 2015 – To aid cardiac arrest victims quickly, The PulsePoint mobile app will be made available to individuals throughout Santa Barbara County beginning Thursday, June 25. This free app, which is available for both android and iPhones, is aimed at average citizens and off-duty professionals trained in CPR. The app alerts registered users when a sudden cardiac arrest occurs in a public place in their immediate vicinity. Informed at the same time as emergency responders, users are given detailed instructions, including the location of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) nearby.
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Burning Ban Issued

Posted Jun 19, 2015
Burning Ban Issued
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. June 19, 2015 – Due to California’s projected increased fire activity, coupled with record-setting drought conditions, requires the Santa Barbara County Fire Department to take every step possible to prevent new wildfires from starting.
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Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors

Posted Jun 11, 2015
Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors
On Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 08:30 am until 4:00 pm, Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors will be hosting their 19th annual Quest Rally, traveling throughout Santa Barbara County. The day will start in Santa Maria and finish with a Santa Maria style BBQ at the Santa Barbara City Drill Tower. The Quest Rally occurs each year in June. During this event, the Quest Rally will be making stops at local area fire departments, dispatch communications centers and the Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol who will be making donations. The donations received are distributed on behalf of each donor to local burn centers and foundations as well as burn survivors and their families. The Santa Barbara County Quest Rally is part of a weeklong event covering several inland and southern California counties. Last years’ event raised over $100,000. "Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors" is a non-profit organization. managed by firefighters and civilians who volunteer their services and are dedicated to assist those that have been affected by burn injuries.
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Pulse Point Soft Launch

Posted May 28, 2015
Pulse Point Soft Launch
We are pleased to announce the soft launch of PulsePoint. PulsePoint Respond is a prearrival smartphone app designed to support public safety agencies working to improve cardiac arrest survival rates through improved bystander performance and active citizenship.
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Defensible Space Inspections

Posted May 27, 2015
Defensible Space Inspections
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. May 27, 2015 –Santa Barbara County Fire Department will be conducting defensible space inspections beginning June 1. A minimum of 100 feet of defensible space is required around your home in Santa Barbara County. Engine companies will perform inspections and provide homeowners with an inspection form and educational material on how to comply. With the year round threat of wildfire in Southern California, the defensible space requirement is enforced at all times in Santa Barbara County. Non-compliant homeowners are subject to be cited.
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Firefighter Re-engages to Nepal

Posted May 13, 2015
Firefighter Re-engages to Nepal
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. May 13, 2015 – Santa Barbara County Firefighter/Paramedic (FF/PM) Eric Gray and his Search Dog, Riley are continuing their search and rescue efforts in Nepal. FF/PM Gray and Riley initially responded to Nepal on April 26 with USA-2, a Medium Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
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Firefighter Deployment to Nepal

Posted Apr 27, 2015
Firefighter Deployment to Nepal
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. April 27, 2015 – On Sunday April 26, 2015, Santa Barbara County Firefighter/Paramedic (FF/PM) Eric Gray and his Search Dog Riley were deployed to the earth quake disaster in Nepal. FF/PM Gray is the handler for Riley.
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Every 15 Minutes

Posted Apr 20, 2015
Every 15 Minutes
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. April 20, 2015 – Cabrillo High School (Lompoc, Ca) will be conducting the “Every 15 Minutes” program on Tuesday April 21 and Wednesday April 22.
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High Fire Season

Posted Apr 13, 2015
High Fire Season
Central Coast, CA – On April 13th, 2015 the Los Padres National Forest, Ventura County Fire, Santa Barbara County Fire, CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire and CAL FIRE/Monterey are increasing their staffing levels, fire engines, bull dozers, fire crews, helicopters and air tankers for this fire season.
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