2013 Press Releases

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

At approximately 4 a.m. this morning, December 2, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a stabbing that occurred in the 600 block of Mayrum Street in an unincorporated area of Santa Barbara. When Sheriff's Deputies arrived, they discovered the victim, 56 year old Rubel Trevino, had been stabbed several times. He was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and is recovering from his injuries.

The Santa Barbara Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Medical Reserve Corps are providing free flu shots for all community members over the age of 2 at clinics in Goleta and Lompoc.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have confirmed a 4th case of meningococcal disease in a UCSB undergraduate student. All four students with meningococcal disease became ill within a three week time period of November 2013.

If disaster strikes you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for some time. By taking time now to prepare emergency water, food and disaster supplies kit, you can provide for your entire family. Even though it is unlikely that an emergency would cut off your food supplies for two weeks, consider maintaining a supply that will last that long.

The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management initiated a no-notice Level III activation of its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 0800 on Tuesday, November 26th. The activation exercise was designed to familiarize County staff and newly identified personnel to the EOC and to "stress test" its infrastructure and technology capacity.

At approximately 3:30 p.m on Monday, November 25, a Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputy assigned to the City of Buellton, observed a vehicle speeding westbound on Highway 246. The Sheriff's Deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver, 32-year-old Robert Dommeyer of Los Olivos, consented to a vehicle search. During the search, Sheriff's Deputies discovered two pounds of marijuana packaged in numerous individual baggies.

At 1:15pm, Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBC FD) responded to a vehicle accident, located at Hollister Avenue and Magna Vista, across from San Marcos High School.

Turkey fryers can be dangerous and present numerous safety hazards to consumers. If a turkey fryer absolutely must be used, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department urges people to be careful and to follow these basic safety tips

Protect Yourself and Your Family This Flu Season