SBC FIRE NEWS

PSA Downed Power Lines

Posted Apr 25, 2016
PSA Downed Power Lines
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department wants to remind you that a downed power line or wire can be dangerous. Coming into contact with electrical wires can cause serious injury or even death. It is not uncommon for trees to fall during high winds, rain, and other stormy conditions and damage power lines or wires causing them to fall to the ground. Objects such as metallic balloons and kites can also damage power lines.
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Spring Cleanup for Fire Safety

Posted Mar 21, 2016
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.
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Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

Posted Mar 08, 2016
Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries
As daylight savings time approaches on March 13th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department wants to remind 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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Beware of Fraudulent Fire Inspections and Services

Posted Feb 26, 2016
Beware of Fraudulent Fire Inspections and Services
During the past several weeks there have been numerous reports of individuals entering businesses to perform a fire inspection survey for a fee. Schemes used by these individuals include using high-pressure sales tactics and/or posing as members, or contracted members, of the fire department to convince business owners to buy their services. It is important to understand that no fire departments within Santa Barbara County, including local jurisdictions, contract with any company or individuals for fire inspection services. Additionally, no fire department will ever ask for money up front.
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Recognizing a Natural Gas Leak

Posted Feb 16, 2016
Recognizing a Natural Gas Leak
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department offers the following information about how to identify a natural gas leak. There are a number of different ways to identify a potential natural gas leak.
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Safely Surrendered Baby Program

Posted Jan 28, 2016
Safely Surrendered Baby Program
A tragic event in Santa Maria occurred this week involving the death of a newborn baby leading to murder charges against the teenage mother. This Public Service Announcement serves as a reminder to the citizens of Santa Barbara County regarding abandoned babies.
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Railroad Safety Tips

Posted Jan 13, 2016
Railroad Safety Tips
The railroad tracks in Santa Barbara County run through many cities and rural areas of the county. Theses tracks are used regularly by freight and passenger trains. Most of the time, railroad crossings are done safely but there is always a potential for injury. Recently, there have been serious accidents involving the railroad. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department offers these railroad safety tips:
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Burn Ban Lifted With Transition to Winter Preparedness Level

Posted Jan 02, 2016
Burn Ban Lifted With Transition to Winter Preparedness Level
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. January 4, 2016 – As of 8 am on January 4th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, in cooperation with the Operational Area Fire Departments, has transitioned from a High Fire Season to a Winter Preparedness Level. This transition is in response to current rainfall totals throughout the County and the projected shift in weather patterns that will influence fuel moisture levels.
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Turkey Fryer Safety Tips

Posted Nov 23, 2015
Turkey Fryer Safety Tips
Turkey fryers are dangerous and present numerous safety hazards to consumers. 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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Fire Safe Winter

Posted Nov 17, 2015
Fire Safe Winter

As the temperature drops, the number of residential fires goes up. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department wants you to have a worry free winter by taking the following precautions:

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