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Community Alert – Not If, But When – Positive Preparation for Disaster

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Community Alert airs on Tuesday, 11 AM and 9 PM and again on Saturday at 1 PM on KZSB-AM 1290 and on www.newspress.com. Click on the dates below to hear the show for that day.

Funding provided by a grant from the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region, through the California Fire Safe Council (14USFS-SFA0010) with additional funding from the Fire Services Training  Institute.

Community Alert is produced by the Wildland Residents Association, Inc., San Marcos Pass Volunteer Fire Department. Any use of these links is for personal use only. Commercial use of these programs or content is prohibited without prior written permission from the WRA.

The views and conclusions contained in this programs are those of the hosts and guests and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the California Fire Safe Council, the U.S. Forest Service or KZSB AM-1290. Any mention of trade neames or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the California Fire Safe Council, the U.S. Government or the WRA.

Fire Department News Network (FDNN) video about the Community Alert show here.

Community Alert Television with retired State Fire Marshals Kate Dargan and Ronny Coleman – “WILDFIRE, Past, Present and Future” here.

CSFA Volunteer Committee DMV “Deemed to Comply” video with retired State Fire Marshal Ronny Coleman and Chief Tim Marrison here.

Voices of Santa Barbara (Nov. 14, 2012) with Mike Williams visits with Red Cross volunteer Judy Dobbins who served two weeks in an evacuation shelter in Tom’s River New Jersey.

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November 24, 2015
Edhat Managing Editor Lauren Bray talks about the Community Magazine Edhat and the future of the website.

November 17, 2015
Ted and Mike talk about local issues.

November 3, 2015
California Fire Safe Council Interim Executive Director Katie Martel talks about their grant and public education programs. Website 

November 10, 2015
Santa Barbara County Fire staff talks about Pulse Point and local CPR successes. Website

October 27, 2015
Barbara Andersen talks about Aware & Prepare and what was learned about the public – private effort in Santa Barbara.

October 20, 2015
South Carolina Burton Fire District Fire Fighter/Paramedic Daniel Byrne talks about his recent Firehouse.com article, “Can the American Fire Service be Privatized?

October 13, 2015
Mark Russo joins Ted to talk about local fuel mitigation efforts and how homeowners can best protect their property from wildfire.

October 6, 2015
Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Director Glenn Russell talks about Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan and the proposed environmental sensitive habitat requirements.

September 29, 2015
Chief Patrick J. Kenny talks about his recent FDIC.com article, “‘Mayday'” for Mental Health.

September 22, 2015
Recently retired Sonoma County Fire Marshal and current chair of the Sonoma County Fire Safe Council Roberta MacIntyre talks about the Valley Fire.

September 15, 2015
USFS Los Padres District Ranger Poncho Smith talks about local forest issues. Facebook

September 8, 2015
UCSB Emergency Manager Jim Caesar talks about this weeks VOAD and CERT drills.

September 1, 2015
David Gomberg and Eric Boldt from the Oxnard office of NOAA talk about fire weather forecasting.

August 25, 2015
Local environmentalist and San Marcos Trout Club resident Lee Chiacos talks about local mitigation efforts.

August 18, 2015
Ted and Mike talk about local Santa Barbara projects and events.

August 11, 2015
Ted and Mike review 2016 SRA Fire Safe Regulations and local wildfire issues. SRA Fire Safe Regulations  California Forest Practice Rules 2015  CalFire

August 4, 2015
RMRS Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory Research Mechanical Engineer Dr. Bret Butler talks about his latest research on estimating safety zones and its application to urban interface clearing and fuel treatments. Video Website NWCG IRPG (Green Book)

July 28, 2015
Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Rob Hazard talks about local wildland fire prevention efforts, SRA fee’s and California Public Resource Code 4291. Santa Barbara County Planning and Development. Santa Barbara County Fire

July 21, 2015
Health insurance expert Lawrence “Lan” Lievense talks about the continuing changes to America’s heath care and insurance. Website

July 14, 2015
National speaker and established author Chief Paul Stein talks about today’s fire fighter, the job and the future. Website Website

July 7, 2015
Yolanda McGlinchey, Santa Barbara City Fire Department-Office of Emergency Servcies, talks about Santa Barbara County CERT teams and their recent participation in the Refugio Oil Spill response.

June 30, 2015
Former Santa Barbara City Councilman Jerry Dewitt talks about current events.

June 23, 2015
Liliana Encinas (Santa Barbara City Fire Department) talks about Santa Barbara’s LISTOS and Spanish CERT programs.

June 16, 2015
Psychiatrist Dr. Glenn Miller talks about how to spot and avoid hiring problem employees and volunteers including Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissism, and other problematic behavioral issues. Website

June 09, 2015
Local community activist Sebastian Aldana, Jr. talks about local Santa Barbara “East Side” issues.

June 02, 2015
Santa Barbara attorney Joseph Liebman talks about Brost, et al., v. City of Santa Barbara, 2d Civil No. B246153, Santa Barbara County Superior Court 1342979 and related property rights issues following a disaster. Website

May 26, 2015
Yolanda McGlinchey (Santa Barbara City Fire) and Amy Shadkamyan (UCSB Emergency Services) talk about local CERT teams working at the oil spill site. CERT Facebook

May 19, 2015
Mark Gibbs talks about Internet security. He has been in the information technology business for more than 30 years and a technology journalist and consultant for over twenty years. He’s written four computer technology books, was co-founder of Novell UK, and created and was a co-founder of Netratings, one of the first Web audience measurement companies now owned by The Nielsen Company.  Topic Website

May 12, 2015
Ted and Mike talk about current events.

May 5, 2015
Southern California Edison Fire Management Officer Troy Whitman and PIO Rondi Guthrie talk about the utilities fire management program and their unique pilot program for detecting wildfires in the front country in conjunction with Santa Barbara County Fire.

April 28, 2015
Certified Appellate Specialist Herb Fox talks about the California appellate process. WebsiteBrost, et al., v. City of Santa Barbara, 1342979, 2d Civil No. B246153. Website

April 21, 2015
Cal EMA Fire-Rescue Deputy Chief Lorenzo Gigliotti talks about the 2007 Angora Fire near South Lake Tahoe and the California drought situation.

April 14, 2015
Carpinteria – Summerland Fire Protection District Fire Chief Michael Mingee talks about Measure Z to fund a bond to build a new fire station and upgrade another.  Website

April 7, 2015
Ted and Mike talk about several social issues including terrorism.

March 31, 2015
Retired Santa Barbara County Fire Department Captain Charlie Johnson sits in for Ted Adams talking about back country safety tips.

March 24, 2015
Santa Barbara County Fire Department Captain’s David Sadecki and David Zaniboni talk about the Public Information Officer and the transfer to Captain Zaniboni as Captain Sadecki retires after 34 years of service. Website

March 17, 2015
California Highway Patrol Captain Mark D’Arelli and Public Information Officer Sergeant Don Clotworthy talk about current CHP programs and traffic safety. Website

March 10, 2015
Unity Shoppe Executive Director Tom Reed talks about the services provided by the Unity Shoppe following a disaster. Website

March 3, 2015
Long Beach Fire Department Chief Mike DuRee talks about the department and their EMS program. Website

February 24, 2015
Santa Barbara County Fire PIO David Sadecki and Michael Eliason talk about the job of the Public Information Officer.

February 17, 2015
From his Elk Grove office, former California State Fire Marshal Ronny J. Coleman addresses the question: “Our we getting our money’s worth in fire protection?” Website

February 10, 2015
Just retired Los Angeles County Chief Deputy Mike Metro talks about the fire service and EMS delivery system.

February 3, 2015
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover talks about her office, recent high profile events and the relationship between PIO’s and the media.

January 27, 2015
CALTRANS PIO Colin Jones joins Ted to talk about local highway projects and issues.

January 20, 2015
California Fire Safe Council Chairman Jerry Davies talks about current and future projects and grant funding. Fire Safe Council Website FSTI website

January 13, 2015
Healthcare financial consultant Lawrence R. Lievense, FHFMA, FACMPE provides updated “Affordable Health Care Act” information. Website

January 6, 2015
Former California State Fire Marshal Ronny J. Coleman talks about the National Fallen Fire Fighters Tampa 2 Report . NFFF website  Table Talk with Ronny J. Coleman website