SBC FIRE NEWS

Red Flag Warning

Posted Jun 14, 2021
Red Flag Warning

Red flag warning in effect from 6 pm Monday June 14th through 6 am Wednesday June 16th for Southern Santa Barbara County for gusty north winds, low relative humidity and very hot conditions.

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Defensible Space Inspections 2021 News Release

Posted Jun 01, 2021
Defensible Space Inspections 2021 News Release

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. June 1st, 2021– Beginning today, June 1st, 2021, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) will be conducting defensible space inspections.

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2021 Recruit Academy Graduation

Posted May 19, 2021

Please join us in congratulating our 2021 Fire Academy graduates. 

Video now available to watch the Recruit Academy graduation. 

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Prescribed Burn News Release

Posted May 19, 2021
Prescribed Burn News Release

SANTA BARBARA County, Calif. — The Santa Barbara County Fire Department has tentatively scheduled a range improvement burn at 4155 Figueroa Mountain Rd in Los Olivos with a burn window of May 26-27.

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Hardening Your Home

Posted May 10, 2021

Flying embers can destroy homes up to a mile from a wildfire. “Harden” your home now before a fire starts by using ember-resistant building materials.

Here are some things you can do to harden your home and make it more fire resistant.

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2021 High Fire Season Transition News Release

Posted Apr 22, 2021
2021 High Fire Season Transition News Release

SANTA BARBARA, Ca. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD), in conjunction with all other local fire jurisdictions, will declare the beginning of the 2021 High Fire Season for all areas of Santa Barbara County on May 3, 2021.

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Spring Cleaning PSA 2021

Posted Mar 29, 2021
Spring Cleaning PSA 2021

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. Check each room in your house including the attic, basement, garage, yard, and storage shed.

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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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