2012 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office wants to make everyone aware of the latest "Emergency Scam" or sometimes referred to as the "Grandparent Scam" that has been around for years but, has recently been occurring here in the Santa Barbara area.

At a little past midnight (00:15), the Santa Barbara County Emergency Communications Center was contacted by the United States Coast Guard and advised that they were tracking a Panga Boat between San Nicholas Island and the Santa Barbara coastline

The Santa Barbara County Probation Department and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office have joined together to create two full-time AB109 Compliance Response Teams (C.R.T).

At 3:39 am, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBC FD) responded to a two story, single family residential structure fire, located at 4251 Dominion Road in Santa Maria.

At 9:00 pm on December 8, 2012, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a gas leak in a residential structure located at 6624 Trigo Road in Isla-Vista.

The dogs, cats and rabbits of Santa Barbara County's animal shelters will launch their 2012 "All I Want for the Holidays is a Home of My Own" campaign with a press conference on Wednesday December 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm, at Santa's Workshop in La Cumbre Plaza. The public is welcome.

Recent disasters such as Hurricane Sandy on the east coast, remind us of the need to be prepared. According to emergency managers, after a major disaster, such as an earthquake, residents should expect to be on their own for several days.

We think of the holidays as happy times, a chance to celebrate with family and friends. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department wants to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season, and offers the following suggestions to keep your holiday safe

On December 10th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department will be transitioning from a High Fire Season to a Low Fire Season Preparedness Level.

As of 8 am on December 10, 2012, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, in cooperation with the Operational Area Fire Departments, will transition from a High Fire Season to a Low Fire Season Preparedness Level.