SANTA BARBARA, Ca. February 4, 2014 – The Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) has established a multitude of ways in which to provide information to the media. Information is released to the media in the following ways:
Santa Barbara County Fire Department’s new website www.sbcfire.com went live at 5 pm on Thursday, January 10, 2013. We consider the website as a vital communication link with the public and our department. The new website features a new, modern look with up to date information and content. The Department Public Information Officer will be able to make updates quicker, keeping the public, county officials and news agencies informed. Go to the Press Room pull down menu for Public Information, News Releases, Public Service Announcements and the Media Guide.
Twitter: SBCFD incidents can be followed at @SBCFireDispatch.
Incident updates and information as well as photos can be followed at @SBCFireInfo.
FaceBook: SBCFD is on FaceBook at Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
News release: an officially prepared statement of fact, written or oral. Responsibility for the preparation and distribution of the news release shall rest with the department PIO.
Public Service Announcement
PSA: provided weekly to the media concerning safety tips and educational matters of the department.
Code 20 pages via text message that an incident is potentially newsworthy, arouses public interest, or causes public impact. Media must contact the PIO to sign-up to receive the page.
General information about the department, contact 805 681-5500.
News Line number at 805 681-5546 for news and information 24 hours a day.
Department PIO can be contacted at 805 681-5531 desk, or 805 689-0599 cell.
SBC FD will pursue, cultivate, and encourage department/news media relations with the philosophy that news-gathering agencies perform a vital public service in providing information that the public has a right to know.
Captain David Sadecki
News Line 805.681-5546
Twitter @ SBCFireInfo
All Santa Barbara County Fire Department Public Service Announcements are available at www.sbcfire.com