SBC FIRE NEWS

Check Your Smoke Detector PSA

Posted Mar 15, 2021
Check Your Smoke Detector PSA

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. March 15, 2021 – In light of the recent time change, 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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Permit Burning Wildland Transition News Release

Posted Feb 08, 2021
Permit Burning Wildland Transition News Release

SANTA BARBARA, Ca – On February 1st 2021 , the Santa Barbara County Fire Department transitioned from a High Fire Season to a Winter Preparedness Level.

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Opticom News Release

Posted Jan 07, 2021
Opticom News Release

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department and City of Goleta are
pleased to announce the recent installation and implementation of a new GPS-based traffic control system that will improve response times and increase public safety.

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Driving In Rain PSA

Posted Dec 28, 2020
Driving In Rain PSA

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. – 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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Spaulding Prescribed Burn News Release

Posted Dec 02, 2020
Spaulding Prescribed Burn News Release

On Monday, December 7th, through Wednesday, December 9th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department will be conducting a state-sanctioned vegetation management burn on the Spaulding Ranch in the area between Tims Road and Midland School in the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Drum Fire Cause News Release

Posted Nov 19, 2020
Drum Fire Cause News Release

The cause of the Drum Fire that occurred on June 14, 2020 was determined to be a Pacific Gas and Electric electrical conductor (Power line) that failed and arced to the ground.

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PSA Winter Fire Safety

Posted Nov 19, 2020
PSA Winter Fire Safety

It’s that time of year when the temperatures drop to a bitter low. During the winter months, we tend to spend more time at home with our family and loved ones, so what better way to protect them than by making sure your home is protected from any fire hazards.

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OTS Jaws Grant 2020

Posted Oct 28, 2020
OTS Jaws Grant 2020

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department was awarded a $74,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for the purchase of new battery powered extrication equipment that will be used to rescue crash victims. Known as the “Jaws of Life,” first responders use these rescue tools to break apart a wrecked vehicle with victims trapped inside.

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Hot Work PSA

Posted Oct 14, 2020
Hot Work PSA

On Tuesday, October 13th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBC) responded to a small vegetation fire in the Cuyama Valley, resulting in approximately two acres burned.

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Copter 964 News Release

Posted Oct 08, 2020
Copter 964 News Release

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Fire Air Support Unit (ASU) is pleased to announce the arrival of Copter 964, a 2004 Sikorsky HH-60L “Firehawk” helicopter. Since its purchase in 2019, the Firehawk has been stationed in Alabama, where it has undergone a retrofit with all-new state-of-the-art avionics, paint, and a new rescue hoist.

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