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Make Masks, Save Lives!

(This post redirects to the page 'Masks Save Lives') Since April 7, we have made more than 10000 masks by working together. People just like you did the work that helps to protect nurses, agricultural workers, disaster feeding plan volunteers, County Public Health workers, homeless shelter workers, grocery store checkers,and others. Your contribution is changing the game.

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Safe Routes to School – Trail Network

We need your help!

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Disaster Preparedness

The following resources will help you prepare for natural disasters: GET EMERGENCY ALERTS! Aware & Prepare: In Santa Barbara County, residents can receive Aware & Prepare alerts and updates via text messages, emails, and cellular and landline phone calls. To receive these messages, go to, click the red “Register for Alerts” box, and provide the necessary information. If you need help signing up, call 805-681-5526 or email Nixle: This information service operates nationwide, coordinating with local public-safety agencies to send alerts via text messages and social media. To sign up, simply text your zip code to 888777. Wireless…

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Community Self-Rescue (CSR)

In the wake of the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow, the Bucket Brigade deployment plan was based on the concept of the Incident Command System (ICS) used by professional first responders. We adapted ICS to allow for rapid scaling of coordinated volunteer and NGO response during the recovery phase of the disaster. We worked steadily through the recovery process, field-testing and adjusting our methodologies based on dynamic and unforeseen circumstances. We realized that our modified ICS was an incredibly effective tool for interagency cooperation and deployment. We began documenting this system for second-response and recovery and have developed a…

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