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– 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony –
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. September 2, 2020 – Nineteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, the United States was attacked when terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington DC and another in a Pennsylvania field. We will never forget the terrible tragedy that occurred that day.


The Santa Barbara County Fire Department will be holding a remembrance ceremony on September 11, 2020 to honor the first responders and the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9-11, along with our military members who have perished fighting the terrorism behind the attacks.
The ceremony will take place outside, with social distancing and masks required. Due to COVID-19 precautions, Santa Barbara County fire stations will not host individual ceremonies this year.

Friday, September 11, 2020 at 9:00 am: A brief, socially distanced ceremony will take place at the flagpole in Memorial Plaza outside Santa Barbara County Fire Department Headquarters (4410 Cathedral Oaks Road). A moment of silence will be observed, followed by the lowering of the flag to half-staff. Fire Chief Mark Hartwig and Sheriff Bill Brown will make brief remarks prior to the conclusion of the ceremony.
The public is invited to attend. All members are asked to don a face mask and adhere to social distance guidelines.






Contact Information:
Captain Daniel Bertucelli
Information Officer
Office 805-681-5531
Cell 805-896-6336
News Line 805-681-5546
Email [email protected]
Twitter @SBCFireInfo


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Serving the cities of Buellton, Goleta, and Solvang, and the Communities of Casmalia, Cuyama, Gaviota, Hope Ranch,
Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Mission Canyon, Mission Hills, Orcutt, Santa Maria, Sisquoc, and Vandenberg Village