SBC FIRE NEWS

Promotional Ceremony

Posted Jan 16, 2020
Promotional Ceremony

SANTA BARBARA, CA.- The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is proud to announce several promotions within the department. A promotional ceremony will be held on Thursday, January 16th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at The Ritz Carlton Bacara Resoit.

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2019 California Fire Code Adoption and Chapter 15 Ordinance Amendment

Posted Dec 07, 2019
2019 California Fire Code Adoption and Chapter 15 Ordinance Amendment

On November 5, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, will conduct the first reading of a draft ordinance amending Chapter 15 of the Santa Barbara County Code. 

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News Release continued smoke on Cave Fire

Posted Nov 27, 2019
News Release continued smoke on Cave Fire

The Los Padres National Forest along with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to remind the public, that as containment efforts continue, the public might see light smoke and smoldering materials in the interior portions of the fire perimeter.

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Sandbags News Release

Posted Nov 26, 2019
Sandbags News Release

November 26th, 2019: As incoming rain is forecasted for November 27th and 28th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to remind residents of the locations where sandbags are available:

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Cave Fire (Click for more info)

Posted Nov 26, 2019
Cave Fire (Click for more info)

At 10:30 p.m. on November  25, 2019, Santa Barbara County proclaimed a local emergency due to the Cave Fire that started burning in the Santa Ynez Mountains east of the intersection of State Highway 154 and East Camino Cielo Road.

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Ellwood Annual Emergency Siren Test

Posted Nov 12, 2019
Ellwood Annual Emergency Siren Test

On Tuesday November 12th at approximately 9:30am Santa Barbara County Fire Department in coordination with Beacon West Energy Group, LLC on behalf of CA State Lands Commission will conduct an annual full siren test of the Emergency Warning and Notification System at EOF. The test is expected to last no longer than a minute and will verify that the siren is functioning properly and is audible to citizens within a designated distance from the facility. This is only a test and no action is required.

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New Jaws Grant PSA

Posted Nov 11, 2019
New Jaws Grant PSA

Santa Barbara County, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Fire Department was awarded a $70,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for the purchase of new 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. The tools help reduce the time it takes to rescue and treat crash victims.

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BarM Ranch Vegetation Management Burn to Occur November 12-14

Posted Nov 11, 2019
BarM Ranch Vegetation Management Burn to Occur November 12-14

WHAT: Prescribed burn of approximately 557 acres of Oak Woodland, Chaparral and Sage Scrub

WHEN: Tuesday, November 12, Wednesday, November 13, and Thursday, November 14. Burning will occur on three consecutive days as conditions allow; each day, the burning will begin at approximately 8 a.m. and conclude by 6 p.m. on a permissive burn day.

WHERE: Bar M (also known as Barham) Ranch, approximately four miles southeast of Los Alamos along
Highway 101.

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Righetti Ranch Control Burn

Posted Nov 06, 2019
Righetti Ranch Control Burn

Today, November 6th, 2019, a permitted control burn will take place on the Righetti Ranch in the Santa Barbara central coast. This burn is being conducted by the Righetti Ranch for the purposes of range improvement. Santa Barbara County Fire Department will be on scene to ensure the fire does not escape control and will be conducting live fire training for its firefighters.

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The Four Components of Firefighter Fitness

Posted Oct 31, 2019
Coaches and athletes have long appreciated the role exercise plays in the enhancement and prevention of injury. But the power of exercise isn't limited to gymnasiums and playing fields. The same benefits need to be applied to the fire stations.
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