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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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Deputy Chief

Posted Mar 24, 2015
Deputy Chief
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. March 24, 2015 – Division Chief Rob Heckman has been selected as the new Deputy Fire Chief for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. He will be replacing Eric Peterson who was recently appointed Fire Chief.
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Chipping Project

Posted Mar 03, 2015
Chipping Project
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. March 3, 2015 – In an effort to reduce smoke production and improve air quality in the Santa Ynez Valley, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department will be offering a neighborhood chipping pilot program. This pilot program will provide property owners with valid Residential Dry Vegetation Burning (Backyard Burning) permits an alternative to burning tree trimmings and other yard waste.
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Dyer retirement BOS

Posted Jan 19, 2015
Dyer retirement BOS
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. January 19, 2015 – On Tuesday, January 20th, the Board of Supervisors will honor retired Fire Chief Michael W. Dyer for his service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County. The meeting begins at 9am at the County Administration Building Board Hearing Room, fourth floor, 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara.
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Appointment of New Fire Chief

Posted Jan 13, 2015
Appointment of New Fire Chief
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. January 13, 2015 – Today, the Board of Supervisors unanimously selected Deputy Chief Eric L. Peterson as the next Fire Chief of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
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