SBC FIRE NEWS

Sherpa Fire Cause

Posted May 02, 2017
Sherpa Fire Cause
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. May 2, 2017 – Fire investigators from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) have released the official cause of the Sherpa Fire as accidental. A resident living on La Scherpa Ranch was burning a log in his indoor fireplace when the wind picked up, causing smoke to fill the residence. The resident then carried the burning log to an outside water faucet, dropping hot embers on the ground, which ignited the vegetation fire. The Sherpa Fire started on June 15, 2016 and burned 7,474 acres before it was fully contained on July 12, 2016.
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Spring Cleanup for Fire Safety

Posted Mar 27, 2017
Spring Cleanup for Fire Safety
Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for many people. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds homeowners that this can also be the time to make your home safer. In order to keep your family and property safe, take the time to check your home and yard for dangerous materials and unsafe conditions. Check each room in your house including the attic, basement, garage, yard, and storage shed.
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Advisory Graduation

Posted Mar 09, 2017
Advisory Graduation
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. March 9, 2017 –The Santa Barbara County Fire Department will hold a graduation ceremony for 18 newly appointed Firefighters. The ceremony will be held on Friday March 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (2559 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105).
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Rain Driving Tips

Posted Jan 18, 2017
Rain Driving Tips
In anticipation of the approaching inclement weather, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department offers the following tips to help keep you and your passengers safe while driving on wet roads:
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CWPP Press Release and Boundary Map

Posted Jan 18, 2017
CWPP Press Release and Boundary Map
Santa Barbara County Fire Department announced today that it will be holding its initial public workshop in an effort to solicit community input during the preparation of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for the San Marcos Pass/Eastern Goleta Valley Mountainous Areas.
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PSA Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Posted Jan 05, 2017
PSA Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas known as the “silent killer” because many people do not realize they’re being poisoned until it’s too late. Initial symptoms of CO poisoning often mimic the flu – including headaches, dizziness and nausea, and are often misdiagnosed.
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Permit Burning

Posted Dec 19, 2016
Permit Burning
On Monday December 19th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) will transition from a High Fire Season to a Winter Preparedness Level. With this transition, the ban on permit burning within State Responsibility Areas (SRA) and Local Responsibility Areas (LRA) within the jurisdiction of the SBCFD has been lifted. Individuals with a valid burn permit may resume permitted burning in Santa Barbara County. Please note: These permits are issued for burn piles only and are not intended for the burning of standing vegetation.
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PSA Christmas Tree Safety

Posted Dec 08, 2016
PSA Christmas Tree Safety
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department wants to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season, and offers the following suggestions to keep your holiday safe: When purchasing a live tree, look for signs of freshness. A fresh tree is green, the needles will be difficult to pull from branches and a minimum number of needles should fall off.
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PSA Change Your Clock And Batteries

Posted Nov 01, 2016
PSA Change Your Clock And Batteries
As the time change approaches on November 6th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds residents to make another change that could save their lives – changing the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
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PSA Halloween Safety

Posted Oct 27, 2016
PSA Halloween Safety
Everyone wants to have a safe and happy Halloween. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds people that there are many ways to keep your child safe on Halloween and offers the following Halloween safety tips:
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