Tuesday, October 23 , 2018, 7:16 pm | Partly Cloudy 66º


Montecito Fire to Host Free Workshop on Wildfire Preparedness

Learn to create a defensible home, and receive checklists to plan for evacuation

Residents choose to live in this community for many reasons, including the mild climate and the beautiful, lush environment.

However, what many aren’t prepared for when they move to this area is that wildland fires are expected events in this region because of the natural vegetation, periodic droughts and strong, hot sundowner winds.

To assist residents, the Montecito Fire Protection District and MERRAG will hold a workshop Thursday to provide tips and tools to successfully prepare for wildfire.

Learn how to create a defensible home and how to prepare your family if a fire approaches, and receive checklists to help plan for evacuation.

The free workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Montecito Fire Station No. 1, 595 San Ysidro Road.

For more information or to RSVP to the event, contact Geri Ventura at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 805.969.2537.

— Geri Ventura represents the Montecito Fire Protection District.


Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.