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Request for Competitive Sealed Bids: Rebuild and Repair Houses Destroyed and Damaged in the Debris Flow of 2018

By Joyce Reed on Aug 17, 2021 at 05:00 PM in Featured News

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Red Flag Warning issued due to potential for dry lightning & high winds

By Christina Favuzzi on Jul 18, 2021 at 12:12 AM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – Montecito Fire Department is preparing for dangerously elevated fire weather conditions and asks community members to take steps now to be ready to evacuate in the event of a wildfire.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Santa Barbara County from 6 a.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Monday, due to an increased threat of thunderstorms with potential for dry lightning as well as gusty, erratic winds.

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Vent Retrofit Program hardens Montecito homes ahead of fire season

Vent Retrofit Program hardens Montecito homes ahead of fire season
By Christina Favuzzi on Jun 30, 2021 at 05:29 PM in Fire Prevention, Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – This week, the Montecito Fire Department is finishing a pilot program to replace vents at local homes with more fire-resistant materials. The 2021 Vent Retrofit Grant Program is an effort to go beyond defensible space by hardening homes in Montecito and making them more resilient to wildfire.

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All fireworks, including safe & sane, are illegal in Montecito

By Christina Favuzzi on Jun 28, 2021 at 09:58 PM in Press Releases

As the Fourth of July holiday quickly approaches, The Montecito Fire Department reminds all community members that fireworks are dangerous and therefore, illegal in Montecito.

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Red Flag Warning issued for Montecito & the South Coast

By Christina Favuzzi on Jun 14, 2021 at 07:02 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – Montecito Fire Department is preparing for dangerously elevated fire weather conditions and asks community members to take steps now to be ready to evacuate in the event of a wildfire.

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Montecito Fire welcomes four new firefighters to the department

By Christina Favuzzi on May 24, 2021 at 03:25 PM in Press Releases

MONTECITO, CA – The Montecito Fire Department is pleased to welcome four firefighters to our organization following their successful completion of a 10-week fire academy.

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High Fire Season On The South Coast Begins May 3

High Fire Season On The South Coast Begins May 3
By Joyce Reed on May 04, 2021 at 04:23 PM in Press Releases

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Montecito Fire Appoints First Public Information Officer

By Joyce Reed on Apr 15, 2021 at 11:51 AM in Press Releases

The Montecito Fire Protection District is pleased to announce Christina Favuzzi will serve as the organization’s first, full-time public information officer. After a highly competitive, nationwide search, Christina was selected to carry out this new and critically important role with the Fire District.

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VENT RETROFIT GRANT PROGRAM

By Joyce Reed on Mar 02, 2021 at 09:56 PM in Press Releases

During a wildfire, most homes burn from the inside out. This means embers make their way into the home through vents and other crevices and ignite combustible material inside the home and attic.

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Request for Competitive Sealed Proposals for Community Emergency Evacuation Analysis

By Joyce Reed on Jan 19, 2021 at 04:12 PM in Featured News

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