The Montecito Fire Protection District (MFPD) will begin its annual neighborhood fire prevention program on February 29, 2016. This season, there are 10 neighborhoods scheduled for the program. The schedule is included on page 2.
After experiencing several devastating fires Montecito Fire has taken input from the community, and realizes that providing timely, accurate information is critical during emergencies.
These fires typically occur when creosote, a sticky black byproduct of wood smoke, builds up on the inside of a chimney and ignites.
Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) SECOND Public Workshop 8/19/2015
The Montecito Fire Protection District (MFPD) began its annual neighborhood clean up / fire prevention program on Monday, March 16, 2016.
Fire retardant is dropped from heights of up to 300 feet by helicopters, and air tankers. Helicopters, depending on their size, can carry up to 800 gallons of water or retardant per load.