County Station 15
2491 Foothill Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Station 15 serves the unincorporated areas north of the City of Santa Barbara.
Its service area in the North extends into the Los Padres National Forest, towards the South and East up to the City-County borders and in the West it is bordered North of Foothill Road by Antone Road and Debra Drive and South of Foothill Road by Alamar Avenue.
Station 15 is staffed by three personnel; one Captain, one Engineer and one Firefighter. Additionally, through the use of extension kits, the station does have advanced life-support (ALS) capability when a paramedic is on-duty.
Sleepy Hollow. Station 15 is nestled in the shadow of Santa Barbara’s Old Mission. The picturesque hiking trails, oak dotted hillsides, and beautiful overlook homes bring a serenity to the area that is arguably unrivaled. That calm has been shattered many times over the years with major conflagrations that eliminate everything in its path. With names like, Tea, Jesusita, Sycamore Canyon, Coyote, and Thomas, these fires are terrifying for the people who call this area home.
On January 3rd 1949 in response to a need for local fire protection, the Mission Canyon Fire Protection District was formed. During the 1950s, it was not uncommon to have a single patrolman with a two-way radio and a response vehicle.
In June of 1962, Santa Barbara County took over the responsibility of the Mission Canyon Fire Protection District.
In 1966, the Department was renting a property at 2605 Dorking Place where a Firefighter and his family lived. Less than one year later, the property was sold and the inspector was relocated to Station 13 until the new station was built.