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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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Swimming Pool Safety

Posted Jun 09, 2020
Swimming Pool Safety

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. June 5th, 2020 – It only takes a few seconds for a person to drown, and drowning accidents are the leading cause of death for children one to four years of age. Almost 70 percent of all drowning accidents occur in backyard swimming pools; however, people can drown in just a few inches of water. Santa Barbara County fire would like share these swimming pool safety tips.

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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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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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High Fire Season Preparedness and Response Levels

Posted May 13, 2020
High Fire Season Preparedness and Response Levels

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. May 13th, 2020 – On May 18, 2020, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD), in conjunction with all other local fire jurisdictions, will declare the beginning of the 2020 High Fire Season period for all areas of Santa Barbara County.

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2020 RECRUIT ACADEMY HIGHLIGHTS

Posted May 05, 2020

Join us in welcoming our new firefighters to the SBC fire family.

2020 RECRUIT ACADEMY HIGHLIGHTS 

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2020 Wildfire Preparedness Week

Posted May 04, 2020
2020 Wildfire Preparedness Week

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. May 4th, 2020 – Monday, May 4, marks the beginning of Wildfire Preparedness Week. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department along with the U.S. Forest Service – Los Padres National Forest is reminding the public that in the event of a wildfire, the effort you place on preparing yourself and your property will greatly enhance your safety and your property’s survivability.

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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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Fire Station Social Distancing

Posted Apr 14, 2020
Fire Station Social Distancing

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to remind the public that we are following social distancing guidelines enacted by federal, state and local governments to help curb the spread of the COVID19 vims. We have placed signs on all fire station doors asking the public to utilize contact information provided on those signs to get any questions answered.

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