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Below are websites that you can go to for information: - Air Quality remains unhealthy due to the fire.  Remain indoors as much as possible.  If you do go outside wear a particulate mask to reduce your exposure. – Please make sure you are registered for emergency alerts in Santa Barbara County. - for current fire information in Ventura. - to register for alerts in Ventura. - Caltrans: just enter the highway number where indicated and you will get up-to-date information - To get up-to-date information on the potential fire spread in SB County you can follow the link below.






Message from Fire Chief Pat McElroy

Fire Chief Pat McElroy

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: Dec 7, 2017
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