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Office of Emergency Services

Mission Statement

To ensure the City is ready and able to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from the effects of major emergencies that threaten lives, property, and the environment by

  1. Conducting comprehensive safety education programs for the public;
  2. Training City employees regarding their Disaster Service Worker roles and responsibilities; and
  3. Administering inter-agency coordination and collaborative activities that assist in the City's emergency management efforts
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Public Safety Power Shutoff

July 10, 2019 

Southern California Edison (SCE) has recently developed a plan to shut off power when high risk weather could start a wildfire. The Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) could lead to multi-day power outages in the City of Santa Barbara during periods of extremely hot, dry, and/or windy weather.

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Last Updated: Jun 24, 2021
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