Operations personnel work a 48/96 work schedule that comprises 2 complete days on duty with 4 days off duty in a rotation system. There are 3 platoons or shifts of firefighters to fully staff this rotation system. Each shift has 28 firefighters and one Battalion Chief for a total of 29 safety personnel on duty each day of the year.
We respond to natural and man-made emergencies including the following type of incidents:
In 2018, the City of Santa Barbara Fire Department responded to 10,341 calls for service. Over 60% of the calls (6353) were medical emergencies.
As part of the local and master mutual aid system, SBFD provides resources to the neighboring operational area and throughout the state of California.
In addition to emergency responses, Engine Companies also conduct prevention inspections and deliver fire safety public education for the community of Santa Barbara.Click to view Santa Barbara City Fire Station location information
Operations Division Chief
|Operations and Training Divisions
Battalion Chief, "A" Shift
Training Battalion Chief
|Michael de Ponce
Battalion Chief, "B" Shift
Acting Battalion Chief, "C" Shift