SBC FIRE NEWS

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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Hollister Fire Cause and Determination

Posted Oct 07, 2020
Hollister Fire Cause and Determination

Santa Barbara County Fire Department Investigators determined the Hollister Fire which started on Thursday, May 7th 2020, at 0213, was caused by Southern California Edison electrical conductors (power lines).

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ARPD and UTV News Release

Posted Oct 02, 2020
ARPD and UTV News Release

The XSB Urban Search and Rescue Regional Task Force (RTF-12), composed of firefighters from the Santa Barbara County operational area, have just returned from deployment to the North Complex Fire in Northern California. RTF-12 was assigned to search the remnants of homes destroyed by the fire for human remains.

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Red Flag Warning 9-30-2020

Posted Sep 30, 2020
Red Flag Warning 9-30-2020

RED FLAG WARNING FOR SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST AND MOUNTAINS FROM 6PM TODAY UNTIL 9AM THURSDAY.

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