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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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PR-Pet Emergency Training for Santa Barbara County First Responders

Posted Jan 27, 2020
PR-Pet Emergency Training for Santa Barbara County First Responders

Santa Barbara County, California – January 27, 2020): Starting February 3, nonprofit organization C.A.R.E.4Paws, pet emergency hospital Advanced Veterinary Specialists (AVS) and dog trainer Brian Glen will host a dozen workshops in pet emergency training for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, covering 16 fire stations from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria. The free workshops, offered through C.A.R.E.4Paws’ recently launched Pet Emergency Training (P.E.T.) for First Responders program, will teach County firefighters how to safely care for and treat pets in emergency situations, covering pet first-aid and animal behavior.

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Promotional Ceremony

Posted Jan 16, 2020
Promotional Ceremony

SANTA BARBARA, CA.- The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is proud to announce several promotions within the department. A promotional ceremony will be held on Thursday, January 16th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at The Ritz Carlton Bacara Resoit.

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News Release continued smoke on Cave Fire

Posted Nov 27, 2019
News Release continued smoke on Cave Fire

The Los Padres National Forest along with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to remind the public, that as containment efforts continue, the public might see light smoke and smoldering materials in the interior portions of the fire perimeter.

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Sandbags News Release

Posted Nov 26, 2019
Sandbags News Release

November 26th, 2019: As incoming rain is forecasted for November 27th and 28th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to remind residents of the locations where sandbags are available:

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