SBC FIRE NEWS

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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Vehicle of Interest from Foxen 2 Incident

Posted Jul 11, 2019
Vehicle of Interest from Foxen 2 Incident
Santa Barbara County Fire Investigators are continuing their investigation into the fire that occurred on, July 4th, 2019 near the 1500 block of Foxen Canyon Road, east of the City of Santa Maria. Investigators are looking for information regarding two side by side ATVs that are blue in color seen leaving the area where the fire started. The blue ATVs were seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed in an easterly direction at or around the time the fire started. Investigators believe the individuals operating the ATV’s may have information regarding the cause of the fire. Please contact [email protected] or 805-686-5061 if you have any information regarding the blue side by side ATV’s or the fire.
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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Posted Jul 08, 2019
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
It may be time to install new carbon monoxide alarm in your home. They come in all shapes and sizes, but serve one important role. Keeping you and your family safe
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High Fire Season Preparedness and Response Levels

Posted May 28, 2019
High Fire Season Preparedness and Response Levels
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. May 28, 2019 – On June 3rd, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD), in conjunction with all other local fire jurisdictions, will declare the beginning of the 2019 High Fire Season period for all areas of Santa Barbara County.
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Edison Fire Cause Determination

Posted May 21, 2019
Edison Fire Cause Determination
The cause of the wildland fire in Santa Ynez, on Saturday, May 18, 2019, was determined to be a result of an individual eradicating weeds with a propane torch. A Santa Barbara County Fire Investigator educated the individual on the dangers of using torches to eradicate weeds and issued a citation for allowing a fire to escape his control and for burning flammable material on a designated “No Burn Day”.
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Lompoc Valley Fuels Project

Posted May 08, 2019
Lompoc Valley Fuels Project
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is pleased to announce that the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has awarded the Department a California Climate Investment (CCI) Fire Prevention Grant for the Lompoc Valley Fuel Reduction Project. The Lompoc Valley Fuel Reduction Project is a 4-year, $2.5 million project with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department acting as the lead agency.
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WUI Drill New

Posted Apr 25, 2019
WUI Drill New
On Wednesday, May 8th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department will be hosting fire departments from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties at the annual Interagency Wildland Urban Interface drill. This year’s drill will take place in the area of the Holiday Fire, which burned in the North Fairview (Holiday Hill) area of Goleta on July 6th, 2018.The purpose of the drill is to train firefighters on structure defense tactics, including home preparation, hose deployment skills, helicopter operations and life safety measures. We educate, train and take value in the lessons learned from previous events with the hope that lessons learned can improve fire safety during future emergencies.
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Advisory Promotions

Posted Apr 09, 2019
Advisory Promotions
Santa Barbara, Ca. April 9th, 2019- The Santa Barbara County Fire Department(SBCFD) is proud to announce the promotion of Rob Hazard to the position of Division Chief.
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