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Call Administration 805-965-5254 or Email


Fire Prevention Related – Email Fire Marshal Poire

  • 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


Administration/General Inquiries:

  • Miscellaneous requests or inquiries


Schedule a Child Car Seat Safety Check

 – Call 805-564-5746 to leave message


Office of Emergency Services

– Call 805-564-5711 or Email Yolanda McGlinchey



Message from Fire Chief Nickel




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: Mar 17, 2020
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