SBC FIRE NEWS

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Los Alamos Fire Cause

Posted Sep 30, 2020
Los Alamos Fire Cause

The Alamos Fire that occurred on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at approximately 3:00 pm was caused by an individual mowing dried vegetation and brush with a tractor mower.

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Miguelito Canyon Fire Cause

Posted Sep 14, 2020
Miguelito Canyon Fire Cause

SANTA BARBARA, CA
Santa Barbara County Fire Department fire investigators have determined the cause of the “Lito Fire” (Miguelito Canyon) on September 7th 2020, to be a result of recreational target shooting.

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September 11th Ceremony 2020 UPDATE

Posted Sep 08, 2020
September 11th Ceremony 2020 UPDATE

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. September 8, 2020 –
Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, the Fire Department has decided to conduct a virtual 9/11 ceremony this year. To watch the live broadcast, we are asking the public to either go to KEYT.com, or watch on the My Network TVchannel which is Cox Communications Channel 13 in Santa Barbara County.

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September 11th Ceremony 2020

Posted Sep 02, 2020
September 11th Ceremony 2020

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. September 2, 2020 – Nineteen 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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Fire Safe Council Launches New Website

Posted Jul 28, 2020
Fire Safe Council Launches New Website

Part of living in a Mediterranean climate and enjoying the benefits of our adjacent natural environment, is the responsibility to be prepared to deal with the wildland fires which frequent the area. In 1997, a local group formed to strengthen the bond between the fire service agencies and private citizens and to help community members prepare for future wildfires. The Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council continues to this day with the same mission it has had for 23 years - to promote wildfire safety in Santa Barbara County through education and action

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Riley News Release

Posted Jul 08, 2020
Riley News Release

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is saddened to announce the passing of our canine fire family member, Riley. Riley served as the department’s accelerant detection/arson canine for seven years. Riley was diagnosed with a non-work related brain tumor in April of 2020.

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New Website PSA

Posted Jul 07, 2020
New Website PSA

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is excited to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website: www.sbcfire.com. Over the course of the last six months, the Fire Department has been working with local web designer Ameravant Web Design to create and develop a website that is not only educational to the public, but also provides residents with vital, up-to-date information during times of emergencies and disasters.

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SBC Emotional Support Canine

Posted Jun 24, 2020
SBC Emotional Support Canine

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to welcome its newest member, Rhonda, who is the Department’s first Emotional Support Canine. Rhonda was trained over a 9-month period to recognize signs of agitation, anxiety, and stress and interrupt those behaviors by providing affection and enabling individuals to express themselves in a safe environment.

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The 2020 SBC Unit Fire Plan is now available

Posted Jun 17, 2020
The 2020 SBC Unit Fire Plan is now available

The 2020 Santa Barbara County Unit Strategic Fire Plan is developed with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department’s Mission Statement in mind and intended to serve as a collaborative local planning document.

View the 2020 STRATEGIC FIRE PLAN (PDF)

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Prescribed Burn and Burn Boss Training

Posted Jun 01, 2020
Prescribed Burn and Burn Boss Training

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 from June 10 and June 11th. The goal of this two-day burn is to provide live fire training for the certification of instructors to teach CA-219 Firing Operations class.

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