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The Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council is excited to welcome the community to our Wildfire Preparedness Exhibition October 14th & 15th at Direct Relief to learn how to live in wildfire threatened landscape! We have several fun, family-friendly activities and exhibits planned. There will also be booths from over a dozen organizations so residents can get tailored information about how to prepare for the next wildfire. Please scroll down to the end of the page to learn more about the fun activities and educational booths we have planned for the 15th!

To download the event flyer please click here.



11am: Event starts


1-2pm: Panel – Multi-disciplinary perspective of Wildfire Preparedness from County Personnel


  • County Fire – Rob Hazard (County Fire Marshal)
  • Planning Department – Lisa Plowman (Director)
  • Sheriffs Department – Lieutenant Garrett TeSlaa
  • Office of Emergency Management – Stacy Silva (Emergency Manager)
  • Los Padres National Forest – Mike Scott

2-2:30pm: Presentation – Insurance in California by the Department of Insurance 


2:30-3pm: Presentation – Firewise USA: A Community Level Solution to Wildfire Resilience by SB County Fire Safe Council


3-3:30pm: Evacuation Preparedness by SB County Fire Safe Council

5pm: Event ends

FREE: Pizza, popcorn, snow cones, water



  • Hands-on fire extinguisher demonstrations (by Joy Equipment Protection Inc.)
  • Interactive sand table
  • Touch-a-truck
  • SB County’s Firehawk helicopter (conditions permitting)
  • 3D wildfire safety home model
  • Live SB County Fire hand crew demonstrations
  • Lego table
  • Sign up for OEM alerts
  • Photo stand-in
  • Cornhole
  • Fire history photo exhibit
  • Speakers
  • Panel



  • Allied Disaster Defense
  • Animal Services/BUNS
  • Branguard Vents
  • Bushfire Mesh
  • CERT
  • City of Santa Barbara Fire Department
  • Department of Insurance
  • Equine Evac
  • Home Depot
  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Montecito Fire Protection District
  • PG&E
  • Pyrezo
  • Red Cross
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
  • Santa Barbara County Fire Department
  • Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council
  • Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management
  • Santa Barbara County Sheriffs
  • State Farm
  • Regional Wildfire Mitigation Program
  • UCSB Fire Lab – Wildfire and Landscaping



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