For Information, call 211

Emergency Assistance

Emergency Assistance

In the event of an emergency, call 911. For general non-emergencies, call the Sheriff Office Dispatch at (805) 683-2724.

Local Emergency Alerts for Santa Barbara County:

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Santa Barbara County Fire Department :

Santa Barbara County Sheriff :

Montecito Fire Department
595 San Ysidro Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Non-emergencies, call (805) 969-7762

Carpinteria – Sumerland Fire Protection District :
Administration Office: 1140 Eugenia Place, Suite A in Carpinteria
(805) 684-4591

Crisis Counseling and Assistance
If a crisis places anyone in immediate danger, call 911. If the crisis does not involve immediate danger, and if the person in crisis has insurance coverage through a health plan, call the health plan to get a referral to a covered mental health provider. For all others in Santa Barbara County, call the 24-hour toll-free Access Line at (888) 868-1649. Someone is available to assist you 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

The American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross (Red Cross) provides emergency food, shelter, and disaster health and mental health services to individuals and families affected by a disaster. For information, call (800) RED-CROSS (733-2767).

If you are impacted by a disaster, “SAFE and WELL” provides a way for you to register yourself as “safe and well.” From a list of standard messages, you can select those that you want to communicate to your family members, letting them know of your well-being. For more information, visit the Red Cross website at .

The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army provides a variety of services including help with food, household needs, clothing and personal needs. For information, call (800) 725-2769 or visit the Salvation Army website at .

Be Aware of Scams and Price Gouging:
Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley issued a press release to remind residents to be vigilant in responding to crimes committed by thieves who attempt to profit from the Thomas Fire.  Read the press release ( Englishespañol)

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Be Radio Ready

Radio Ready

During an emergency when the power is out and when critical and timely information must get out to the general public, the County Office of Emergency Management will utilize satellite equipment to regularly communicate with designated County radio stations that have generators and can continue to broadcast. Visit this link for a list of stations to check if you lose power and cannot access the Internet.

Contact The County

105 E. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 211