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Emergency Notifications

If We Can’t Reach You, We Can’t Alert You

One of the very few downsides of living in beautiful Santa Barbara County is our long history of major wildfires.  When fires and other emergencies happen, it is vitally important that we be able to warn you and keep you informed.  Our best tool for this is the Aware and Prepare system, but you have to sign up.  Through Aware and Prepare, we can alert you by landline, cell phone and email.  Every resident of Santa Barbara County should be signed up to receive important Aware and Prepare Emergency Notifications.  Do not hesitate, click on the link below and sign up today.

The Sheriff’s Office would also like to have direct correspondence with you via our Nixle alert system. We can send our press releases and other important emergency information directly to you via text or e-mail  Sign up below for our Nixle alerts from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff  & other public safety agencies in your area:  It’s super easy and you will be grateful you are informed about what is happening directly from your Sheriff’s Office.