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Joey DeAnda Passing Press Release

Posted Jan 10, 2022
Joey DeAnda Passing Press Release

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is sad to announce the passing of Firefighter Paramedic Joseph (Joey) DeAnda who passed away on Saturday January 8th, 2022. Joey succumbed to traumatic injuries while snowboarding with friends.

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Transition to Low Wildland Response and Permit Burning

Posted Jan 05, 2022
Transition to Low Wildland Response and Permit Burning

SANTA BARBARA, Ca- On Jan 4th, 2022 , the Santa Barbara County Fire Department transitioned from a High Fire Season to a Winter Preparedness Level.

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PSA Winter Fire Safety

Posted Dec 07, 2021
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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Turkey Fryer PSA

Posted Nov 16, 2021
Turkey Fryer PSA

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. – Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. Turkey fryers are dangerous and the most common cause of residential fires during the holidays. If a turkey fryer absolutely must be used, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department urges people to be careful and to follow these basic safety tips:

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2021 Fire Prevention Week News Release

Posted Oct 05, 2021
2021 Fire Prevention Week News Release

The 2021 National Fire Protection Association Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the different sounds smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make.

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Caballo Fire Cause Determination

Posted Sep 14, 2021
Caballo Fire Cause Determination

The Caballo Fire that occurred on September 6, 2021 and burned almost 70 acres was caused by a weed and vegetation burning operation.

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Sept 11th Ceremony 2021

Posted Aug 31, 2021
Sept 11th Ceremony 2021

Twenty 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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Death of Riley the Search Dog News Release

Posted Aug 09, 2021
Death of Riley the Search Dog News Release

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is sad to announce the death of our retired Live Scent Search Dog, Riley.

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Children and Pet Safety PSA 2021

Posted Aug 02, 2021
Children and Pet Safety PSA 2021

SANTA BARBARA, – It’s called hyperthermia or heatstroke, and it can happen faster than you ever imagined. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds people that children or animals left inside a vehicle can quickly overheat, resulting in devastating injuries, permanent brain damage or death.

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Firework Safety 2021

Posted Jun 30, 2021
Firework Safety 2021

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds the public that all fireworks, including the so-called ‘safe and sane’ variety, are illegal in all unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County, including the cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Buellton and Solvang. Safe and sane fireworks are allowed within the city limits of Santa Maria, Guadalupe and Lompoc.

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