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Five Sheriff’s Deputies Graduate from Allan Hancock Law Enforcement Academy

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to officially welcome five new Sheriff’s Deputies to our team.   On Decemeber 8, 2017, at a traditional ceremony before a room of dignitaries, family and friends, 24 recruits graduated from the prestigious Allan Hancock Law Enforcement College Academy in Lompoc.  Of those graduates, five were hired by… Read more »

Updated Free Mask Distributions for Monday

Due to continued unhealthy air conditions resulting from the Thomas Fire, free N-95 masks continue to be will be distributed as part of a coordinated effort of the Santa Barbara Medical Reserve Corps, City of Carpinteria CERT, City of Lompoc CERT, Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, CAL OES, and Direct Relief. A new free… Read more »

Reminder to Use Interactive Map for Thomas Fire Evacuation Areas

The County Office of Emergency Services has developed a link which will allow the public to view areas with evacuation warnings and evacuation orders within Santa Barbara County. One of the most often asked questions received in an incident is where evacuation lines are located on a street level view.  This service should provide individuals… Read more »

Free Mask Distribution Locations for Sunday

Due to continued unhealthy air conditions resulting from the Thomas Fire, free N-95 masks will be distributed as part of a coordinated effort of the Santa Barbara Medical Reserve Corps, City of Carpinteria CERT, and Direct Relief International. The sites that will distribute on Sunday, December 10th are listed below. • Costco in the Camino… Read more »

Free N-95 Mask Distribution Locations for Today

Due to continued unhealthy air conditions resulting from the Thomas Fire free N-95 masks will be distributed as part of a coordinated effort of the Santa Barbara Medical Reserve Corps, City of Carpinteria CERT, and Direct Relief. There are five sites that will distribute on Saturday, December 9th. Hours and locations are listed below. •… Read more »

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY: CHILDREN’S HEALTH AND SMOKE

The N95 masks being distributed in Santa Barbara County are designed for adults. However, these masks may fit a child if their face is comparable in size to that of a petite adult. The key to knowing if an N95 mask fits effectively is whether an airtight seal can be created around the edges of… Read more »

Air Quality Update

Air Quality Warning Remains in Effect Through Weekend Continued Smoke Impacts for Santa Barbara County Please see important information below from SB County Public Health and the SB County Air Pollution Control District. The air quality index continues to show unhealthy air quality in Santa Barbara County. Smoke and ash from the Thomas Fire may… Read more »

Interactive Evacuation Map Link Now Available  

The County Office of Emergency Services has developed a link which will allow the public to view areas with evacuation warnings and evacuation orders within Santa Barbara County. One of the most often asked questions received in an incident is where evacuation lines are located on a street level view.  This service should provide individuals… Read more »

Free Mask Distribution Sites

Free Masks are being handed out by Direct Relief at the following locations: *Mesa Produce in Santa Barbara *Vons in Montecito *Albertsons in Carpinteria *Costco in Goleta *Franklin Community Center in Santa Barbara

Carpinteria Residents Pack Town Hall Meeting

Hundreds of Carpinteria residents packed the Carpinteria High School gymansium last night to get an update on the Thomas Fire and learn how they can best prepare in case they are ordered to leave or have already evacuated. What an incredible community. The camaraderie and care for one another during a time of crisis is… Read more »