Paradise Canyon

WRA Area Representative
Susan Del Real, Director

Paradise Canyon is served by the San Marcos Pass Volunteer Fire Department in addition to the US Forest Service and the Santa Barbara County Fire Department who is the primary agency for structure fires, medical assistance and traffic collisions.  An engine is also located at the Los Prietos Boys Camp that is sponsored by several agencies, including the WRA. The engine is staffed by county probation staff.

Paradise Homeowners Association
Bruce Johnston, President
2 Fremont Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Rancho Oso
Guest Ranch & Stables
3750 Paradise Road
Reservations: 805-683-5686
Trail Rides: 805-683-5110

Rosario Park

Michael S. Williams
Community Representative

Rosario Park is served by the San Marcos Pass Volunteer Fire Department, in addition to the US Forest Service and the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. One San Marcos Pass VFD compressed air foam system (CAFS) patrol is located in the community for initial fire attack and community service.

Rosario Park Water Company
Ms. Vera Breedlove, President
285 Rosario Park Rd.

Rosario Park Mutual Water Company, Inc.
Michael Holliday, AIA, NCARB
288 Rosario Park Road

San Marcos Pass

Ugo Arnoldi, Vice President
Community Representative

When threatened by a fast moving wildfire, you should gather your family and leave immediately. Do not wait. Execute your evacuation plan.

Do not panic. Keep alternate routes in mind as a backup should your primary rout become blocked. Know the location of clear or defensible areas in your immediate community if you have to flee suddenly.

Time is a major factor in determining which, if any, of the following activities can be completed. In an immediately encroaching wildfire, you should grab your family and leave immediately. If time permits, you should consider the following:

  • PARK VEHICLES HEADED OUT. Leave keys in ignition. Close car windows. Close garage door but leave it unlocked.
  • Locate and pack pets in carriers.
  • Pack irreplaceable, important documents.
  • Keep radio and scanner tuned to emergency stations for reports and evacuation information.
  • Shut propane tank valve which is located on top of the tank.
  • Close all windows, skylights, interior and exterior doors. This will block circulation of air and movement of fire from room to room. Do not lock.
  • Remove lightweight curtains if possible. Close heavy drapes and blinds.
  • Place ladders against front of house, or away from advancing fire.
  • Check hose connections and water pressure.
  • Fill all available containers with water.
  • Place metal covers on trash containers.
  • Nail plywood covers over windows and vents.
  • Move lawn furniture indoors. Pull combustible furniture away from windows.
  • Put tin foil on inside of windows to reflect heat away from house.
  • Turn on all lights in the house, on the porch, in the garden and in the yard. This will enable fire fighters to spot your property at night.
  • Set lawn sprinkler on roof, connect hose, but do not turn no until you see burning embers begin to fall. Conserve water and water pressure for those who are in more immediate danger. If your roof is nonflammable, as they all should be on the mountain, this procedure should not be necessary.


Check with immediate neighbors on your way out. Honk horn, alert others. Evacuate neighbors pets or open gates and enclosure. Use your judgment as to the safest way these animals will survive.

Offer to take neighbors children, pets and irreplaceable if they are staying to fight the fire. Arrange a meeting place.

If there is time, check with the Volunteer Fire Department or Auxiliary so they do not waste time trying to locate and evacuate your later.

Leave the area quickly but do not speed. Drive safely. It is very important that you do not block the roads.

If Highway 154 Is Impassable
Know the location of clear or defensible areas on the mountain.

West Camino Cielo
Lusink property – behind mailboxes
Gun Club – locked gate

East Camino Cielo
Forest Service Station – next to Cielo Store

Painted Cave
Laurel Springs Ranch

If a situation exists preventing your evacuation from the area, get to one of these safe locations. Park your car heading out, leave keys in car, and windows up.

Remember-your own life is more important than your most valued possessions. If you have taken all proper precautions before the fire, the odds of your property surviving a wildfire are greatly enhanced.

Trout Club

Rocky Siegel, Director
Community Representative

The San Marcos Trout Club is served by the San Marcos Pass Volunteer Fire Department, in addition to the US Forest Service and the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. A San Marcos Pass VFD patrol is located in the community. The patrol vehicle is equipped with a compressed air foam unit for increased initial attack firefighting capabilities.

San Marcos Trout Club, Ltd.
Mary Siegel, President
50 San Marcos Trout Club
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Painted Cave

Ted Adams, President Emeritus
Public Information Officer
Community Representative

The WRA supports the entire mountain community, including Painted Cave, with fire prevention, planning, and fuel mitigation programs, as well as managing the San Marcos Pass Volunteer Fire Department. The WRA also manages the San Marcos Pass Emergency Radio System-SMPERS 1040 AM in conjunction with the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council. SMPERS provides public safety and emergency information throughout the San Marcos Pass and mountain community 24 hours a day.

Painted Cave Mutual Water Company, Inc.

West Camino Cielo

Amy Love, Director
Community Representative