SBC FIRE NEWS

News Releases

Turnpike Fire Cause

Posted May 28, 2020
Turnpike Fire Cause

On Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Santa Barbara County Fire Department Fire Investigators and Sheriff’s Department Detectives identified and apprehended a male juvenile suspected of starting multiple fires in the area of North Turnpike Road and Vala Drive.

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Defensible Space Inspections 2020

Posted May 14, 2020
Defensible Space Inspections 2020

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. May 14th, 2020– Beginning June 1st, 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. Engine companies will perform inspections and provide homeowners with educational material on how to comply.

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Purisima RAWS News Release RH

Posted Apr 15, 2020
Purisima RAWS News Release RH

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is pleased to announce the implementation of our 9th Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) in Santa Barbara County. This project consists of the installation of a fixed Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) in the Purisima Hills area of Santa Barbara County on land owned by Sentinel Peak Resources near the Burton Mesa communities of Vandenberg Village, Mission Hills, and Mesa Oaks.

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Cuyama River Incident UC NR 1

Posted Apr 14, 2020
Cuyama River Incident UC NR 1

Santa Maria, Calif. - On March 21, a tanker truck collision on Highway 166 resulted in up to 6,000 gallons of crude oil being released into the Cuyama River, a tributary of the Santa Maria River. A Unified Command has been established to oversee cleanup operations.

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PSA Winter Fire Safety

Posted Apr 14, 2020
PSA Winter Fire Safety

It's that time of year when the temperatures drop to a bitter low. During the winter months, we tend to spend more time at home with our family and loved ones, so what better way to protect them than by making sure your home is protected from any fire hazards.‭ ‬

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COVID19 Operations Update For Santa Barbara County Fire

Posted Apr 14, 2020
COVID19 Operations Update For Santa Barbara County Fire

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent social distancing policies, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to communicate to the public the adjustments in which we will be operating.

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Possible COVID 19 Exposure News Release

Posted Mar 24, 2020
Possible COVID 19 Exposure News Release

On Tuesday March 24th a Santa Barbara County Fire Department engine company responded to a call for service for a woman having a medical emergency. The engine company, along with other first responders assisted the woman and she was transported to the hospital. At the hospital, the patient's symptoms began to evolve and become in line with symptoms of COVID-19.

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SBC Fire Taking Action against the COVID-19, Coronavirus

Posted Mar 12, 2020
SBC Fire Taking Action against the COVID-19, Coronavirus

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent social distancing policies, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to communicate to the public the adjustments in which we will be operating.

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4.0 Staffing Station 21

Posted Feb 10, 2020
4.0 Staffing Station 21

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is pleased to announce increased staffing levels in the Orcutt area. Starling Monday, February 10, 2020, Fire Station 21 at 335 Union Ave. in Orcutt will increase staffing to four firefighters (4.0 staffing). The station was previously staffed with three firefighters (3.0 staffing). With the addition of the fourth firefighter, the engine company will now consist of a Captain, Engineer, Firefighter/Paramedic and a Firefighter/E MT.

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Station 23 Paramedic Service

Posted Feb 10, 2020
Station 23 Paramedic Service

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is pleased to announce an increased level of service to the Sisquoc area. On Monday, February 10th, Fire Station 23 at 5003 Depot Ave. increased its service level from basic to advanced life support capabilities. The existing Firefighter/EMT position has been replaced with a Firefighter/Paramedic, providing a higher level of medical care to the Sisquoc area. This transition is part of the Fire Department’s strategic plan to provide advanced life support at all 16 stations across Santa Barbara County.

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