SBC FIRE NEWS

Mesa Fire Tip Line

Posted Jun 30, 2015
Mesa Fire Tip Line
SANTA BARBARA Ca. June 30, 2015- Santa Barbara County Fire Investigators are seeking information regarding the Mesa Fire in Lompoc. They are looking for anyone with information about one to two individuals, most likely juveniles, who were on a hiking trail behind the water treatment plant at the time of the fire. Please contact the Santa Barbara County Fire tip line (805) 686-5074 if you were in the area around the time the fire started or if you have information. Thank you for your assistance.
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Fireworks

Posted Jun 29, 2015
Fireworks
Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds the public that all fireworks, including the so-called safe and sane variety, are illegal in all unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County including the Cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Buellton and Solvang. Safe and Sane fireworks are allowed within the city limits of Santa Maria, Guadalupe and Lompoc.
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Mesa Incident

Posted Jun 29, 2015
Mesa Incident
SANTA BARBARA, CA. June 29, 2015 – The Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a report of a vegetation fire, which started at 1:16 p.m. at 1550 Burton Mesa Blvd. in the Mission Hills area near Lompoc.
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Pulse Point News Release

Posted Jun 22, 2015
Pulse Point News Release
SANTA BARBARA, CA. June 22, 2015 – To aid cardiac arrest victims quickly, The PulsePoint mobile app will be made available to individuals throughout Santa Barbara County beginning Thursday, June 25. This free app, which is available for both android and iPhones, is aimed at average citizens and off-duty professionals trained in CPR. The app alerts registered users when a sudden cardiac arrest occurs in a public place in their immediate vicinity. Informed at the same time as emergency responders, users are given detailed instructions, including the location of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) nearby.
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Burning Ban Issued

Posted Jun 19, 2015
Burning Ban Issued
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. June 19, 2015 – Due to California’s projected increased fire activity, coupled with record-setting drought conditions, requires the Santa Barbara County Fire Department to take every step possible to prevent new wildfires from starting.
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Visible Numerical Address

Posted Jun 15, 2015
Visible Numerical Address
If you have an emergency at your home or business, we can’t help you if we can’t find you. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds you when you call to request assistance; a vital piece of information is your address. It is important that you have your address visible so that emergency vehicles responding to your aid will be able to reach the scene in a timely manner. The numerical address should be at least 4 inches in height for residential buildings and 6 inches for commercial buildings. Additionally, the address should be attached to a contrasting background and be readily visible from the roadway. It is also helpful if the numbers are reflective so they’re visible at night.
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Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors

Posted Jun 11, 2015
Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors
On Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 08:30 am until 4:00 pm, Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors will be hosting their 19th annual Quest Rally, traveling throughout Santa Barbara County. The day will start in Santa Maria and finish with a Santa Maria style BBQ at the Santa Barbara City Drill Tower. The Quest Rally occurs each year in June. During this event, the Quest Rally will be making stops at local area fire departments, dispatch communications centers and the Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol who will be making donations. The donations received are distributed on behalf of each donor to local burn centers and foundations as well as burn survivors and their families. The Santa Barbara County Quest Rally is part of a weeklong event covering several inland and southern California counties. Last years’ event raised over $100,000. "Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors" is a non-profit organization. managed by firefighters and civilians who volunteer their services and are dedicated to assist those that have been affected by burn injuries.
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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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