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Trail Rescue, Cold Springs Trail at Tangerine Falls

By Aaron Briner on Mar 23, 2016 at 12:53 AM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA –March 22, 2016, 2:07 PM– The Montecito Fire Protection District and Santa Barbara Search and Rescue responded to a report of two stranded hikers on the side of a rock, located at the base of Tangerine Falls on the West Fork of the Cold Springs Trail.


Trail Rescue, Romero Canyon Trail

By Aaron Briner on Mar 19, 2016 at 02:25 AM in Press Releases

March 18, 2016, 4:57 PM– The Montecito Fire Protection District responded to an injured bicyclist reported 100 feet down from the Romero Canyon Trail, approximately 1.5 miles from the top of E. Camino Cielo, and 4.5 miles from the Romero Trailhead.


Change your clocks, change your batteries

By Joyce Reed on Mar 09, 2016 at 02:00 PM in Press Releases

Daylight saving time begins on March 13th at 2:00 a.m. This means it’s time to spring forward and move our clocks an hour ahead. This is also a great time to make sure you and your loved ones are prepared for emergencies.


Be a life saver with...PulsePoint

By Joyce Reed on Mar 04, 2016 at 04:00 PM in Press Releases

PulsePoint is an innovative new location-aware phone application that empowers everyday citizens to provide life-saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).


Clothes Dryer Safety

By Joyce Reed on Feb 24, 2016 at 04:30 PM in Press Releases

Doing laundry is most likely part of your daily routine. But did you know how important taking care of your clothes dryer is to the safety of your home?


New Emergency Mass Notification System

By Joyce Reed on Jan 29, 2016 at 04:39 PM in Press Releases

Santa Barbara County and its local jurisdictions are launching the Aware & Prepare emergency notification system to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements. The Aware & Prepare Initiative will be used to communicate with citizens and businesses during emergencies and other critical events.


Montecito Fire Begins Annual Neighborhood Fire Prevention Project

By Joyce Reed on Jan 29, 2016 at 04:03 PM in Fire Prevention, Press Releases

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.


Permit Burning

By Joyce Reed on Jan 20, 2016 at 04:13 PM in Press Releases

The South Coast has now received sufficient rainfall which has increased fuel moisture levels to a point where burn restrictions can be lifted.


Are You Prepared For El Niño?

By Joyce Reed on Jan 04, 2016 at 02:22 PM in Press Releases

El Niño is the popular term for an El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event. The most notable aspect of an El Niño is the migration of warm water from the western Pacific to the eastern Pacific, along the coasts of South America, Central America, and California.


Holiday Safety

By Joyce Reed on Dec 08, 2015 at 04:51 PM in Press Releases

There are a variety of ways to brighten up your season with holiday lighting arrangements.+

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