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Santa Barbara City Fire Asks for Input from Community

Community Input Needed

As a part of this study, the SBFD desires community input and opinions from its residents and/or local business owners. In order to assist us, please complete the following survey.

Click Here to take a short survey will only take approximately 10–15 minutes. The survey is completely confidential, and we will not know the names of anyone that completes the survey. The compiled results will be published in the final report by AP Triton. This survey will be available until 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

Please be candid in your responses. Your feedback is essential to a meaningful survey.

Thank you for participating!




Call Administration 805-965-5254 or Email

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Fire Prevention Related – Email

  • Questions related to building plan submittals
  • Meet with a Prevention Officer
  • Lodge a complaint or concern
  • Issues concerning Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment District/High Fire Hazard Areas/Vegetation Road Clearance and Chipping Services


 Office of Emergency Services

– Call 805-564-5711 or Email Yolanda McGlinchey





Mission Statement

We, the members of the Santa Barbara City Fire Department, are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of our community through the preservation of life, property and the environment.

About the Department

The City of Santa Barbara (SBFD) has operated continuously since 1881. SBFD provides response to all-risk emergencies to an average daily population of 123,000 people (90,000 residents plus visitors) within the 23 square mile City jurisdiction.

The department consists of 3 divisions: Administration, Operations and Training, and Fire Prevention, staffed by 105 employees. 90 firefighters are assigned to the Operations Division, providing emergency response to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from 8 different station locations. Special response capabilities include Hazardous Materials, Water Rescue, and Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF).

City of Santa Barbara Fire Department
925 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-5254

Business Hours
Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm
(Closed Alternate Fridays)

Last Updated: May 6, 2022
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