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Take Part in an Evacuation Research Study!

 The City of Santa Barbara, Fire Department is cooperating with the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to conduct a survey regarding recent wildfire evacuation.

 A group of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley are interested in knowing your wildfire evacuation story and how you were impacted by the recent wildfires.

 University of California, Berkeley are looking for participants to fill out a simple survey regarding the recent wildfire evacuation that will take about 25 minutes. Survey-takers will be entered into a drawing for 1 of 5 $200 Amazon gift cards.

 Go to the following website to fill out the survey!

More information about the survey is also located on the site.


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: Aug 22, 2018
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