Fire

Provide fire protection, emergency medical rescue and related life safety service to Santa

Barbara’s citizens and visitors.

About Fire

The Fire Department is responsible for the protection of Santa Barbara from fire and a long list of natural and man-made catastrophes. The Fire Department has provided continuous, uninterrupted service for over 130 years.


Santa Barbara is served by eight fire stations and the City’s firefighters respond to more than 7,000 emergency incidents each year.


Employees conduct over 2,000 fire inspections each year as part of the department’s commitment to a fire safe community. Plan reviews and inspections of all new construction help ensure the future fire safety of Santa Barbara.


The department’s specially trained Airport firefighters operate specifically designed equipment and protect the flying public at the Santa Barbara Airport.

Department Financial & Staffing Summary

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Department Organizational Chart