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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Saturday, May 4, 2013

Wildland Fire Awareness May 2013

People in Santa Barbara have their homes in woodland settings - in or near forests, rural areas, or remote mountain sites.


There, homeowners enjoy the beauty of the environment, but face the very real danger of wildfire.

Every year Santa Barbara is prone to wildland fires and not every home survives. Those that survive almost always do so because their owners had prepared for the eventuality of fire, which is an inescapable force of nature in fire-prone wildland areas. Said in another way - if it’s predictable, it’s preventable!

Wildfires often begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. Reduce your risk by preparing now - before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area. Follow the steps listed below to protect your family, home, and property. Review a copy of the County’s Ready Set Go Brochure with your family and neighbors. “Ready Set Go” information can be found on the SB County Fire Department website here.