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Wildfire Preparedness Community Meeting to be held June 28, 2023

By Christina Atchison
Jun 20, 2023 at 01:50 PM

MONTECITO, CA – The Montecito Fire Department will host a community meeting regarding wildfire preparedness June 28, 2023 at 6 p.m. at El Montecito Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall.  

The community is encouraged to attend this meeting to review the Ready! Set! Go! guide and discuss how to implement your wildfire action plan. Montecito Fire’s Wildland Specialists will discuss the preparedness actions residents can take to harden their homes such as creating defensible space, using fire-resilient landscaping and choosing ember-resistant building materials.  

Additionally, we will discuss evacuation readiness and current challenges to local evacuation corridors due to ongoing road construction. Representatives from the California Highway Patrol, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management, Santa Barbara Police Department and other local public safety agencies will be in attendance to answer questions.

The following local community organizations will also participate in the event and provide preparedness resources:

  • Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council
  • American Red Cross of Central California
  • Montecito Emergency Response and Recovery Group (MERRAG)
  • Santa Barbara Equine Assistance and Evacuation Team
  • Montecito Trails Foundation

Please join us for the  

Wildfire Preparedness Community Meeting  

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 6 p.m. 

El Montecito Presbyterian Church – Fellowship Hall

1455 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108 

Spanish and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.

For questions, please contact Christina Atchison, Public Information Officer at [email protected] or 805-680-5526. 


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