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STORM PREPARATION - Sandbags Available:

 To help residents prepare for the upcoming rain event, sandbags are available free of charge at 2 locations in the city. Fire Station 7 @ 2411 Stanwood Drive has a self-service sandbag station that will be open from 8am to 6pm on both Monday and Tuesday, March 19 & 20.

 SB City Public Works has sandbags available as well, click the link for more information


Congratulations to Chief McElroy on his retirement after 36 years of Service!

Message from Fire Chief Pat McElroy

Fire Chief Pat McElroy

Mission Statement

We, the members of the Santa Barbara City Fire Department, are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of our community through the preservation of life, property and the environment.

About the Department

The City of Santa Barbara (SBFD) has operated continuously since 1881. SBFD provides response to all-risk emergencies to an average daily population of 123,000 people (90,000 residents plus visitors) within the 23 square mile City jurisdiction.

The department consists of 3 divisions: Administration, Operations and Training, and Fire Prevention, staffed by 105 employees. 90 firefighters are assigned to the Operations Division, providing emergency response to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from 8 different station locations. Special response capabilities include Hazardous Materials, Water Rescue, and Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF).

City of Santa Barbara Fire Department
925 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-5254

Business Hours
Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm
(Closed Alternate Fridays)

Last Updated: Mar 19, 2018
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