SBC FIRE NEWS

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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Tips for Cleaner Fireplace Burning and Safer Homes

Posted Nov 10, 2015
Tips for Cleaner Fireplace Burning and Safer Homes
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District announced today tips for cleaner fireplace burning and safer homes. As the weather cools, and the holiday season approaches, it is important to remember that fireplace fires can cause emergencies, and breathing wood smoke is bad for our lungs and our hearts. Follow these suggestions for a safer and healthier community:
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Suspicious Fire Cuase

Posted Nov 09, 2015
Suspicious Fire Cuase
SANTA BARBARA, CA. November 9, 2015- At 5:10 am this morning Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire at Tationa’s Boutique, 221 South Broadway in Orcutt. Firefighters were able to keep the fire contained to the business. No other adjoining businesses sustained any damage. Fire investigators have determined the fire to be suspicious in nature and our asking that if anyone has any information regarding this fire to please call the Santa Barbara County Fire Department tip line at (805) 686-5074.
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SBC Gibratar 05

Posted Oct 30, 2015
SBC Gibratar 05
ROAD CLOSURES: East Camino Cielo at Painted Cave Road to Gibraltar Road and W. Mountain Drive at Gibraltar Road. These closures will remain in place due to continued fire activity in the area.
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Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

Posted Oct 26, 2015
Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries
As the time change approaches on November 1st, 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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Fire Prevention Week

Posted Oct 15, 2015
Fire Prevention Week
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. October 5, 2015 – October 4th-10th has been declared “National Fire Prevention Week”, a time to reflect on our nation’s past fire history, remembering the “Great Chicago Fire of 1871” and how out of that tragedy, a national interest in fire prevention and safety emerged.
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