SBC FIRE NEWS

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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Riley Retirement News Release

Posted Oct 18, 2019
Riley Retirement News Release
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is pleased to announce the retirement of our Live Scent Search Dog, Riley. Born on October 1st in Northern California, Riley, after 2 attempts at domestic life found his place in this world as a Live Scent Search Dog, trained by the Search Dog Foundation in Santa Paula California.
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Oil Spill Prevention and Response

Posted Oct 09, 2019
Oil Spill Prevention and Response

On October 9th, in the efforts of ongoing proficiency and multi-agency collaboration, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, along with the Department of California Fish and Wildlife (Oil Spill Prevention and Response) and the United States Coast Guard will be holding an Oil Spill Boom Deployment drill at Goleta Beach.

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National Fire Prevention Week

Posted Oct 06, 2019
National Fire Prevention Week

October 6th-12th has been declared “National Fire Prevention Week”, a time to reflect on our nations past fire history, remembering the “Great Chicago Fire of 1871” and how out of that tragedy, a national interest in fire prevention and safety emerged.

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9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies

Posted Sep 11, 2019
9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies

Eighteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, the United States was attacked when terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Center in New York City and into the Pentagon in Washington DC and another in a Pennsylvania field. We’ll never forget the terrible tragedy—but America will stand together.

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PSA Addressing

Posted Aug 30, 2019
PSA Addressing
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to remind people of the importance of residential and commercial addressing. Every day, and more importantly every night, fire engines, ambulances and other emergency vehicles respond to residences and commercial buildings for calls of service. Often times, those responding are delayed in delivering life-saving care due to the lack of addressing on the building or the ability to see clearly see it.
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Sewer Smoke Test News Release

Posted Aug 26, 2019
Sewer Smoke Test News Release
The Goleta Sanitary District will be smoke testing the sewer system on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 27th and 28th, 2019. The area to be tested includes North of Hollister Ave. from Santa Ana Ave east to San Federico, to the properties along the train tracks. Additional streets affected are San Dimas Ave. east to San Julio Ave along with: Santa Susana Ave San Simeon Dr. Santa Lucia Ave. San Lucas Way Santa Paula Ave
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PSA Hiking Safety Tips

Posted Aug 26, 2019
PSA Hiking Safety Tips
With summer in full swing and the weather being warm, many of us head out to the many trails Santa Barbara County has to offer. Hiking isn't typically dangerous, although accidents can happen. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds people that when you're outside, sometimes far from civilization, you can get injured. Planning ahead and using some hiking safety common sense will help you have an enjoyable safe hike.
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