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Office of Emergency Management's Articles (27)

Santa Barbara County has a NEW website to help keep you informed before, during and after emergencies.  The site has detailed emergency readiness and recovery information, interactive evacuation and Debris Flow Risk Area maps, and much…

As the temperature drops, the number of residential fires goes up. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department wants you to have a worry free winter by taking the following precautions:

1. Before you use your heater for the first time this…

Protect yourself and your family this flu season with free vaccinations for all age 3 and older!

Santa Barbara County Public Health and Medical Reserve Corps are hosting free flu shots from 3-7 p.m. Wed., Nov. 1 at…

CalFire has a great evacuation webpage with pre-evacuation preparation tips, evacuation steps, animal evacuation info, what to do if you are trapped, and much more! Check it out at: …

Maintaining defensible space is critical in stopping a wildfire from destroying your home. Defensible space is part of every homeowner’s responsibility.

The Santa Barbara County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) maintains a constant state of readiness and continually monitors incidents and events throughout the County. For information about current major events affecting the area,…

Santa Barbara County does not go “in” or “out” of Fire Season. Rather, our county faces a year round fire threat.  Therefore, being aware of this issue can ensure that you and your family will know how to prepare for, respond to,…