“2018 has been a challenging year for our beloved community. The destructive Thomas fire, following by devastating debris flows, threatened both Pacifica campuses earlier this year, postponing our 2018 Coming Home celebration twice,’. “Our spirits are buoyed as we stand in community, stronger together.
We are honored to recognize the commitment and dedication of the Summerland-Carpinteria fire district. We are grateful for their outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty.” During both the Thomas Fire and the Montecito Debris Flow, we knew you were here and today we say, thank you!
The “official” formation of the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District was June 15, 1934, with a 75th anniversary celebration held in 2009. The District covers over 40 square miles from the Pacific Ocean to extreme elevations in the Los Padres National Forest, and from Rincon Creek at the Santa Barbara County/Ventura County line to Ortega Hill.
In addition to the traditional responsibilities of firefighting, many of today’s Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District safety personnel are trained as emergency medical technicians, CPR instructors, prevention officers, hazardous materials specialists, arson investigators, heavy-duty rescue specialists, homeland security measures and wildland abatement experts.
Station #1 is located at 911 Walnut Avenue in Carpinteria, and was built in 1968. Prior to that time, it was always located within the same block as today, in a structure fondly referred to as “the red barn.”
Station #2 is (and always has been) located at 2375 Lillie Avenue in Summerland, undergoing remodeling in the late 1960s.*
Lauded by their Peers:
“The exceptional care provided by your firefighters eliminated any chance of aggravating her injuries.”
Fire Chief, Burbank Fire Department
“The extreme timeliness of the crew’s response was actually a giant benefit and we will never need to know what great damage she would have experienced had the response not been so very rapid.”
Captain, LAFD Ret.
*from District Website
Our sincerest gratitude to Chief Ray Navarro and the Carpinteria ~ Summerland Fire Protection District