Santa Maria has a new fire station. Fire Station No. 3 on the northwest side of town was officially dedicated Wednesday. Construction took a little more than a year to complete. The new $2.1 million facility on Preisker Lane will replace the old Fire House Three on College Drive. It's... more »
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 »
Dan Orr will officially take the reins as Santa Maria's new fire chief at Tuesday night's city council meeting, but he faces a challenging transition.
Orr has been with Santa Maria fire department for 10 years. He was most recently the Battalion Chief and previously worked as the Fire... more »
The city of Santa Maria has named Jeff Jones as the new fire chief. Jones has been the Acting Fire Chief since September 2009, following the retirement of 12-year Fire Chief Frank Ortiz.
Jones has 32 years of experience in fire service and has been with the Santa Maria... more »
The Santa Barbara county fire department will be conducting a controlled burn on Tuesday.
The 100 acre burn is expected to begin at 9:00a.m., at the Bar M Ranch about two miles south of Los Alamos.
Fire officials say smoke will be visible in some parts of northern... more »
If you see smoke in the Los Alamos area on Tuesday, don't worry!
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department has issued a permit for a prescribed burn on the Bar M Ranch property. The burn will cover just more than 400 acres of land about two miles south of... more »