As a result of a conference call, CAL Fire will stage a strike team consisting of five engines and a leader in Carpinteria and will also make available four hand crews from Ventura County.
At 8 am on Thursday October 25, 2012, SBC FD will increase its staffing levels to include a task force consisting of three engines, water tender, and a leader. These additional resources will be available for response in the Santa Barbara County Operational Area.
We are also informing the public to:
• Report any sign of smoke immediately to your local fire department by calling 911 (if your call 911 from your cell phone, you must know your location).
• Use extreme caution when operating spark of flame producing machinery in hazardous grass or brush areas.
• Have an evacuation plan in place and identify two exit routes from your neighborhood. If you are asked to evacuate by fire or law enforcement officials, do so immediately.
• Report any suspicious persons or vehicles to law enforcement.
This increased staffing pattern will be reevaluated daily.
Captain David Sadecki
News Line: 805.681-5546