SBC FIRE NEWS

Fire Station Social Distancing

Posted Apr 14, 2020
Fire Station Social Distancing

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to remind the public that we are following social distancing guidelines enacted by federal, state and local governments to help curb the spread of the COVID19 vims. We have placed signs on all fire station doors asking the public to utilize contact information provided on those signs to get any questions answered.

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Cuyama River Incident UC NR 1

Posted Apr 14, 2020
Cuyama River Incident UC NR 1

Santa Maria, Calif. - On March 21, a tanker truck collision on Highway 166 resulted in up to 6,000 gallons of crude oil being released into the Cuyama River, a tributary of the Santa Maria River. A Unified Command has been established to oversee cleanup operations.

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PSA Winter Fire Safety

Posted Apr 14, 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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COVID19 Operations Update For Santa Barbara County Fire

Posted Apr 14, 2020
COVID19 Operations Update For Santa Barbara County Fire

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent social distancing policies, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to communicate to the public the adjustments in which we will be operating.

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Possible COVID 19 Exposure News Release

Posted Mar 24, 2020
Possible COVID 19 Exposure News Release

On Tuesday March 24th a Santa Barbara County Fire Department engine company responded to a call for service for a woman having a medical emergency. The engine company, along with other first responders assisted the woman and she was transported to the hospital. At the hospital, the patient's symptoms began to evolve and become in line with symptoms of COVID-19.

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Driving In The Rain

Posted Mar 16, 2020
Driving In The Rain

- Rain Driving Tips - SANTA BARBARA, Ca. March 16, 2020 – 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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SBC Fire Taking Action against the COVID-19, Coronavirus

Posted Mar 12, 2020
SBC Fire Taking Action against the COVID-19, Coronavirus

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent social distancing policies, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to communicate to the public the adjustments in which we will be operating.

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4.0 Staffing Station 21

Posted Feb 10, 2020
4.0 Staffing Station 21

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is pleased to announce increased staffing levels in the Orcutt area. Starling Monday, February 10, 2020, Fire Station 21 at 335 Union Ave. in Orcutt will increase staffing to four firefighters (4.0 staffing). The station was previously staffed with three firefighters (3.0 staffing). With the addition of the fourth firefighter, the engine company will now consist of a Captain, Engineer, Firefighter/Paramedic and a Firefighter/E MT.

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Station 23 Paramedic Service

Posted Feb 10, 2020
Station 23 Paramedic Service

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is pleased to announce an increased level of service to the Sisquoc area. On Monday, February 10th, Fire Station 23 at 5003 Depot Ave. increased its service level from basic to advanced life support capabilities. The existing Firefighter/EMT position has been replaced with a Firefighter/Paramedic, providing a higher level of medical care to the Sisquoc area. This transition is part of the Fire Department’s strategic plan to provide advanced life support at all 16 stations across Santa Barbara County.

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PR-Pet Emergency Training for Santa Barbara County First Responders

Posted Jan 27, 2020
PR-Pet Emergency Training for Santa Barbara County First Responders

Santa Barbara County, California – January 27, 2020): Starting February 3, nonprofit organization C.A.R.E.4Paws, pet emergency hospital Advanced Veterinary Specialists (AVS) and dog trainer Brian Glen will host a dozen workshops in pet emergency training for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, covering 16 fire stations from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria. The free workshops, offered through C.A.R.E.4Paws’ recently launched Pet Emergency Training (P.E.T.) for First Responders program, will teach County firefighters how to safely care for and treat pets in emergency situations, covering pet first-aid and animal behavior.

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