SBC FIRE NEWS

Pulse Point Soft Launch

Posted May 28, 2015
Pulse Point Soft Launch
We are pleased to announce the soft launch of PulsePoint. PulsePoint Respond is a prearrival smartphone app designed to support public safety agencies working to improve cardiac arrest survival rates through improved bystander performance and active citizenship.
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Defensible Space Inspections

Posted May 27, 2015
Defensible Space Inspections
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. May 27, 2015 –Santa Barbara County Fire Department will be conducting defensible space inspections beginning June 1. 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 an inspection form and educational material on how to comply. With the year round threat of wildfire in Southern California, the defensible space requirement is enforced at all times in Santa Barbara County. Non-compliant homeowners are subject to be cited.
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Firefighter Re-engages to Nepal

Posted May 13, 2015
Firefighter Re-engages to Nepal
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. May 13, 2015 – Santa Barbara County Firefighter/Paramedic (FF/PM) Eric Gray and his Search Dog, Riley are continuing their search and rescue efforts in Nepal. FF/PM Gray and Riley initially responded to Nepal on April 26 with USA-2, a Medium Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
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Firefighter Deployment to Nepal

Posted Apr 27, 2015
Firefighter Deployment to Nepal
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. April 27, 2015 – On Sunday April 26, 2015, Santa Barbara County Firefighter/Paramedic (FF/PM) Eric Gray and his Search Dog Riley were deployed to the earth quake disaster in Nepal. FF/PM Gray is the handler for Riley.
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Every 15 Minutes

Posted Apr 20, 2015
Every 15 Minutes
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. April 20, 2015 – Cabrillo High School (Lompoc, Ca) will be conducting the “Every 15 Minutes” program on Tuesday April 21 and Wednesday April 22.
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High Fire Season

Posted Apr 13, 2015
High Fire Season
Central Coast, CA – On April 13th, 2015 the Los Padres National Forest, Ventura County Fire, Santa Barbara County Fire, CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire and CAL FIRE/Monterey are increasing their staffing levels, fire engines, bull dozers, fire crews, helicopters and air tankers for this fire season.
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Protecting Your Pets

Posted Apr 13, 2015
Protecting Your Pets
You never know when and where disaster will strike. Be sure to prepare for every member of your household well before an emergency takes place. Planning is the best way to ensure the safety and well-being of all of your loved ones and property.
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Sundowner Winds

Posted Apr 06, 2015
Sundowner Winds
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department wants to remind people that this is the time of year that our County experiences sundowner winds. The National Weather Service has issued several wind advisories over the last couple of weeks. Even with rain expected this week, it will probably not be enough to make a difference in the fuel moistures and the fire threat. The following is an explanation of the Sundowner winds that are unique to the Santa Barbara front country.
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Hiking Safety Tips

Posted Mar 30, 2015
Hiking Safety Tips
With spring upon us and the weather getting warmer, many of us head out to the many trails Santa Barbara County has to offer. Hiking isn't typically dangerous, although accidents can happen. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds people that when you're outside, sometimes far from civilization, you can get injured. Planning ahead and using some hiking safety common sense will help you have an enjoyable safe hike.
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Deputy Chief

Posted Mar 24, 2015
Deputy Chief
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. March 24, 2015 – Division Chief Rob Heckman has been selected as the new Deputy Fire Chief for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. He will be replacing Eric Peterson who was recently appointed Fire Chief.
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