SBC FIRE NEWS

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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Pull To The Right And Stop For Sirens And Lights

Posted Jul 23, 2019
Pull To The Right And Stop For Sirens And Lights

If you or someone you love is in need of emergency assistance, you want help to arrive immediately. Did you know that there’s one simple thing everyone can do to help firefighters, ambulances, and law enforcement officers provide emergency assistance as quickly as possible? Just Move Right for Sirens & Lights.

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Springs Incident Cause

Posted Jul 17, 2019
Springs Incident Cause
The cause of the wildland fire on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in the Gaviota area, was determined to be a result of large bird contacting high-voltage power lines. The bird ignited after contacting the power lines and fell to the ground igniting the vegetation below.
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Harris Grade Fire Cause

Posted Jul 15, 2019
Harris Grade Fire Cause
The cause of the wildland fire on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in the 3600 Block of Harris Grade Road, was determined to be a result of power lines. An electrical component failure resulted in an energized power line contacting the ground and igniting the fire.
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