A emergency preparedness program in Santa Maria graduated its first class of instructors ready to help educate the Hispanic community. The Listos program started in Santa Maria about a year ago and so far, around 200 people have completed the 12-hour course.
It's run by the Santa Maria Fire... more »
If an earthquake hit the Central Coast, would you be prepared? Santa Maria firefighters want to help you help yourself in case of an emergency
The fire department is kicking off its "Ready Santa Maria" program tonight. Classes will be held every Tuesday night for about a month at... more »
Santa Maria City fire crews are busy training some local residents to respond to disasters.
The fire department is teaming up with Allan Hancock College for CERT training, or Community Emergency Response Training. Thursday was the second of three days of training, which was all about search and rescue.... more »
The Coast Guard in Morro Bay says it's received three false alarms from people thinking they saw flares over the water.
Flares are designed to signal some kind of emergency. The last three sightings since Friday have turned out to be a shooting star, fireworks, and a flashlight. The Coast... more »
Emergency crews have pronounced one person dead after an accident on Highway 154 at Windy Gap.
Crews were called to that accident at about midnight Thursday. They say a vehicle rolled over several times and crashed.
Another person suffered minor injuries in the crash.
Officials have not... more »
A mysterious odor drifts through southern San Luis Obispo prompting a massive search for the source of the stench.
Residents first reported smelling gas around 8:30 a.m. in the area of Los Osos Valley Road, South Higuera and Tank Farm Road. Fire crews searched the area but could not... more »
With millions of Toyota vehicles recalled due to safety concerns over sudden acceleration, engineering experts at Consumer Reports do have advice to keep you safe should you run into acceleration problems.
1) Press hard on the brake.
2) Shift into neutral. The car will come to a stop... more »
Lompoc police are saying the man found with an unloaded rifle near Fillmore Elementary School Wednesday afternoon did nothing wrong.
Officers say the 50-year-old man suffers from dementia and has wandered off in the past. He is enrolled in the project lifesaver program through the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's... more »
San Luis Obispo's 211 Hotline will be closed at the end of the year. As of December 31, the hotline will no longer be in service.
It's designed to handle calls for help and information that are not life-threatening emergencies. The hotline was first started as an alternative to... more »