Community Alert

Welcome to the postings of Community Alert that broadcasts Tuesdays, 11 AM and 9 PM, Wednesdays at 5 AM, and again Saturday at 1 PM on KZSB-AM 1290, simulcasting at

August 4, 2020
Ted and Mike catch up on local and statewide events and trends.

July 28, 2020
Ted and Mike visit with retired Anaheim Fire Chief Randy Bruegman to talk about the Center for Public Safety Excellence’s whitepaper,”21st Century Fire and Emergency Services.”

July 21, 2020
Ted and Mike wonder who’s in charge. Fire Engineering article, Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm Lone Tree (CO) Town Hose Fire here.

July 14, 2020
Ted and Mike discuss the recent report, “Center for Public Safety Excellence and International City/County Management Association Release 21st Century Fire and Emergency Services white paper”

July 7, 2020
Ted and Mike discuss several local issues as well as Dr. Alan Beaulieu’s (IRR Economics) recent economic webinar, “Guidance in an Uncertain Economy,” sponsored by the Western Fire Chief’s Association.

June 30, 2020
Ted and Mike discuss local crime issue.

June 23, 2020
Ted and Mike discuss COVID-19 and local wildfire evacuation planning.

June 16, 2020
Ted and Mike discuss the past, present and future.

June 9, 2020
Ted and Mike discuss the current urban unrest.

June 2, 2020
Ted and Mike discuss current COVID and unrest events.

May 26, 2020
Ted and Mike attempt to provide a show despite ongoing technical challenges.

May 19, 2020
Former State Fire Marshal Ronny J. Coleman talks about the history of the fire service.

May 12, 2020
Ted and Mike visit again with Dr. Chris Funk talking about this summers anticipated weather patterns and wildland fire impacts.

May 5, 2020
Alertar y Preparar LISTOS National Program Director, Liliana Encinas talks about the 10th anniversary of LISTOS and the program of today.  

April 28, 2020
Simply Remembered Cremation Care owner Dan Flynn talks about New York’s COVID mortuary activities.   

April 21, 2020
Ted and Mike continue their discussion of current events.

April 14, 2020
Ted and Mike talk about pandemic impacts.

April 7, 2020
Ted and Mike discuss local current events.

March 31, 2020
VOAD Vice-chair Suzanne Malloy and Santa Barbara County Emergency Operations Center VOAD liaison Keith McLellan talk about VOAD’s support of the current Coronavirus pandemic confronting Santa Barbara. Website

March 24, 2020
Healthcare Financial Administrator Lawrence Lievense talks about the impact of the Corona Virus on the healthcare system, hospitals and your own health insurance.  

March 17, 2020
Dr. Hasler joins Ted and Mike to talk about COVID-19.

March 10, 2020
Ted and Mike discuss local and state issues including AB-5, public health challenges and public reaction to COVID-19.

March 3, 2020
Ted and Mike discuss AB-5,  COVID-19 and the apparent distrust of public officials and information sources.

February 25, 2020

February 18, 2020
Santa Barbara City Fire Department’s Wildland Specialist Amber Anderson talks about the upcoming review of the city’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

February 11, 2020
Ted and Mike catch up on local issues.

February 4, 2020
Providence Fire Department Deputy Assistant Chief of EMS, Zachariah Kenyon talks about the departments “PVD Safe Station Program” for those seeking treatment for addiction and their “Mobil Health Unit.”   UPRISE RI article

January 28, 2020
Ted and Mike catch up on local events and issues of interest.

January 21, 2020
Ted and Mike visit with Ian Monsma of Robert D. Niehaus, Inc. to talk about their recent report, “Two Years Later: Residential Rebuilding Efforts Since the Montecito Debris Flow,” 9 January 2020.

January 14, 2020
Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detective and crime author Danny R. Smith stalks about his crime series.

January 7, 2020
CalTrans Public Information Officer Colin Jones talks about local projects, Highway 154 safety, local funding and future projects.

20 Weeks to Preparedness download
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Santa Barbara County knew mudslides were a risk. It did little to stop them.

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

Program funding is 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 (2018 SFA-SMG-) with additional funding from the Fire Services Training  InstituteAware and Prepare and listeners.

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, KZSB AM-1290 or any sponsor, FSTI, WRA or the Fire Safe Council. Any mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute an endorsement.

“WILDFIRE, Past, Present and Future” is a video interview with retired State Fire Marshals Kate Dargan and Ronny Coleman.

Much of the research materials utilized with the program can be found at “The Briefing Room” under Mike’s Library.