Fire & Safety

Red Flag Alerts

The latest Red Flag Alert was issued July 23rd for the Santa Barbara area starting today, July 24th, at 3:00 PM. You can find the full details of the current alert and register to receive future alerts by clicking on the following link: Santa Barbara County READY The Riviera Association strongly recommends that you register […]

Permanent Fire-Fighting Helicopter Organization Formed

One of our members, Larry Thompson, an architect and long time resident, has worked for over four years with County Fire to organize and gain approval for a private fire helicopter service to serve our area.  Realizing that county fire helicopters based in Santa Ynez can take over 30 minutes or more to mobilize and […]

Will Another Major Earthquake Rock Santa Barbara?

Earthquakes are one of the most frightening and destructive phenomena of nature and can produce terrible aftereffects. The Santa Barbara earthquake of 1925 was a powerful quake which destroyed the city center, damaged the Old Mission, collapsed the Sheffield Dam and sent a wall of water to the ocean resulting in the flooding of the […]