2017 Press Releases

If a home was impacted by the smoke and ash from the Thomas fire, here are some tips for safe cleanup of smoke, heat and ash. Those who clean should remember to wear an N-95 mask during clean-up to help protect their respiratory system.

Si un hogar fue impactado por el humo y la ceniza del incendio Thomas, aquí hay algunos consejos para una limpieza prudente del humo, el calor y la ceniza. Aquellos que limpian deben recordar de usar una máscara N-95 durante la limpieza para ayudar a proteger su sistema respiratorio

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District have downgraded the Air Quality Warning to an Air Quality Watch. Air quality has improved significantly over the past several days, although areas could still be affected by winds stirring up ash. The Air Quality Watch will remain in effect through the weekend and Monday holiday.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara y el Distrito de Control de la Contaminación Ambiental del Condado de Santa Bárbara han reducido la advertencia de la Calidad del Aire a una vigilancia de la Calidad del Aire.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Custody Staff and California Forensic Medical Group (CFMG) employees have been working together the past several weeks to put together holiday care packages to give to the homeless in our community.

During the Thomas Fire, care for thousands of evacuated animals was coordinated by Santa Barbara County Animal Services and we are thankful for our partners at the Santa Barbara Humane Society, Santa Barbara Equine Evacuation and Assistance, El Capitan Ranch, Earl Warren Showgrounds, ASAP, BUNS, Santa Maria Valley Humane Society and the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.

Durante el incendio Thomas, el cuidado de miles de animales evacuados fue coordinado por el programa de Servicios para Animales del Condado y estamos muy agradecidos a nuestros socios en Santa Barbara Humane Society, Santa Barbara Equine Evacuation and Assistance, Rancho El Capitan, Earl Warren Showgrounds, ASAP, BUNS, Santa Maria Valley Humane Society y el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Barbara.

In order to protect the public's health and facilitate safe cleanup of hazardous materials after the Thomas Fire, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department issued a declaration of a local health emergency and Health Officer order for removal, transport and disposal of hazardous material and debris.

Para proteger la salud pública y facilitar la limpieza prudente de materiales peligrosos después del incendio Thomas, el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara emitió una declaración de emergencia local de salud y una orden del Oficial de Salud para remover, transportar y desechar materiales peligrosos y escombros.

In coordination with local, state and federal partners, the County of Santa Barbara is holding a recovery assistance meeting that will serve as a centralized, single point location to provide essential resources and services to community members who are beginning the recovery process to restore their households.