Fire & Safety


The Firewise USA Program involves homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes for the risk of wildfire.  It encourages and empowers neighbors to work together to prevent community losses. Join the network of over 1,500 recognized Firewise communities across the nation who are taking action to protect their homes and their neighbors’ against […]

Link to CAL FIRE website

CAL FIRE’s mission emphasizes the management and protection of California’s natural resources; a goal that is accomplished through ongoing assessment and study of the State’s natural resources and an extensive CAL FIRE Resource Management Program. CAL FIRE oversees enforcement of California’s forest practice regulations, which guide timber harvesting on private lands. Reviews and inspections ensure […]


The Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council is excited to welcome the community to their Wildfire Preparedness Exhibition May 6th-8th to learn how to live in wildfire threatened landscape! They have several fun, family-friendly activities and exhibits planned. There will also be booths from over a dozen organizations so residents can get tailored information about […]

The Fall General Meeting Guest Presentations led by Santa Barbara Fire Chief, Chris Mailes, are available.

The Fall General Meeting Presentations by Santa Barbara Fire Chief, Chris Mailes, Mark vonTillow – Wildland Specialist, and Chris Braden – Fire Services Specialist are available. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

Letter to the Santa Barbara City Council regarding concerns about City Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) (action requested)

February 2, 2021 Dear City Council Members: On behalf of the Board and membership of the Riviera Association (RA), we are grateful for this opportunity to comment on the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). Founded in 1930, the RA is a non-profit organization whose membership includes residents who live on the Riviera and in the […]