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Independence Day Reminder - All Fireworks are Illegal in Montecito

By Christina Atchison on Jun 29, 2023 at 03:20 PM in Press Releases

Please leave fireworks to the professionals during July 4th celebrations


Wildfire Preparedness Community Meeting to be held June 28, 2023

By Christina Atchison on Jun 20, 2023 at 01:50 PM in Press Releases

Community encouraged to take proactive steps to be ready for wildfire season


Fire engine temporarily placed in service south of Highway 101

By Christina Atchison on Jun 14, 2023 at 08:41 PM in Press Releases

Efforts to mitigate delays in emergency response due to Highway 101 construction


High Fire Season in Santa Barbara County effective June 5, 2023

By Christina Atchison on Jun 05, 2023 at 09:35 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – The Santa Barbara County Fire Department, in conjunction with all local fire jurisdictions including Montecito, has declared June 5 as the start of the 2023 High Fire Season for all areas of Santa Barbara County.


Prescribed grazing project to begin week of May 15 at Ennisbrook Open Space

By Montecito Fire on May 10, 2023 at 02:39 PM in Press Releases

Montecito Fire deploys sheep to reduce community’s wildfire risk


County of Santa Barbara breaks ground on Regional Fire Communications Center

By Montecito Fire on Apr 25, 2023 at 02:25 PM in Press Releases

Creating Centralized Dispatch Center for County & Expanding Emergency Operations Center


Montecito Fire honors the promotions of six employees

By Christina Atchison on Apr 19, 2023 at 06:14 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – The Montecito Fire Department recognized the recent promotions of six employees with a ceremony Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at Fire Station 91. Family, friends, colleagues and community members were invited to attend the Promotional Ceremony to honor the employees’ professional accomplishments of the six employees.


Montecito Fire achieves higher rating from Insurance Services Office

By Christina Atchison on Apr 03, 2023 at 10:38 AM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – Montecito Fire Protection District recently earned an improved rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO) for its national Public Protection Classification (PPC) Program. The fire department’s ISO rating improved from 3/3x to 2/2x. The rating is based upon an evaluation of the structure fire suppression capabilities provided to the Montecito community. Insurers utilize this information to set insurance rates.


Board of Directors appoints new Montecito Fire Chief

By Christina Atchison on Mar 27, 2023 at 03:57 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – The Montecito Fire Protection District Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of David Neels as Fire Chief following Chief Kevin Taylor’s retirement on March 31, 2023. Chief Neels’ first day as Chief will be April 1, 2023. He will lead a team of about 50 full-time fire department employees serving the Montecito community.



By Montecito Staff on Mar 24, 2023 at 05:30 PM in In the News


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