Community Alert Archives

2018

December 25, 2018
Rebroadcast from December 24, 2013: Dave and Barbara Hubert talk about their new book “Christmas Major, The Horse that Saved Christmas.” Website

December 18, 2018
Ted and Mike discuss various news articles and issues of interest. A million California buildings face wildfire risk. ‘Extraordinary Steps’ are needed to protect themState utility regulators delayed implementing law aimed at preventing wildfires, Report rips expensive decisions in California wildfire fightChristmas Major Book

December 11, 2018
Ted and Mike discuss Chuck DeVore’s recent articles and the Santa Barbara homeless issue. Stobe the Hobo videos 20 Weeks to Preparedness handbook

December 4, 2018
Ted and Mike catch up on local current events.

November 27, 2018
Antonette Vanasek joins Ted and Mike to talk about the Camp Fire and it’s impact on the Paradise community. Website

November 20, 2018
Ted and Mike discuss further the current wildfire situation

November 13, 2018
Ted and Mike talk about the current fire situation.

November 6, 2018
Dr. Funk returns to further talk about climate issues confronting all of us. South Ops Predictive Services ~November 18-February 19 Assessment~03 November, 2018 and ElNino_versus_the_Blob

October 30, 2018
Santa Barbara County Fire Marshal Division Chief Steve Oaks talks about local fire codes, fire prevention and annual inspections.

October 23, 2018
Ted and Mike discuss local issues and recent past shows.

October 16, 2018
Santa Barbara County Battalion Chief Rob Hazard provides an update of the CWPP and his recent presentation to the Board of Supervisors.

October 09, 2018
Southern California Edison Local Public Affairs Managers Rondi Guthrie and Rudy Gonzales talk about emergency response and changes in how SCE responds to local fire emergencies. Website

October 2, 2018
Santa Barbara Foundation Chief Strategy Officer Barbara Andersen joins Community Alert’s Anniversary Show. The first show aired with guest Charlie Johnson, Santa Barbara County Fire Department Public Information Officer on September 30th, 2008.

September 25, 2018
Long Beach City Fire Department Chief Michael DuRee talks about the Emergency Medical System (EMS) as well as the long and successful history of utilizing volunteers within Long Beach.

NFPA Training Webinar: Wildfires and insurance: Learn how to be financially prepared on October 10, 2018 3 pm EDT (NOON PST).
https://www.nfpa.org/Training-and-Events/By-type/Webinars/Wildfires-and-insurance-learn-how-to-be-financially-prepared

September 18, 2018
FirstNet – First Responder Network Authority Senior Public Safety Advisor for Region 9 – CONUS Kevin R. Nida talks about what FirstNet is and the future of public safety communications.

September 11, 2018
Recently retired California Deputy State Fire Marshal and cultural anthropology consultant Rodney Slaughter talks about organizational culture and the challenges therein. Website

September 4, 2018
Ted and Mike talk about local events and issues.

August 28, 2018
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Marketing Communications Manager Judith Smith-Meyer talks about the upcoming 25th Hour – A One-Day Conference, September 12, 2018, 9 am – 3:30 pm, Pacifica Graduate Institute. Website

Books promoted on today’s show: William C. Teie, Firefighter Handbook on Wildland Firefighting Strategy, Tactics and Safety, 4th Edition, ISBN: 978-0-87939-676-3. State of California Fire Laws, 2017 Edition, ISBN: 978-1-5221-52620

August 21, 2018
Ted and Mike talk about the anniversary of The Great Fire of 1910 and review of the Santa Barbara Independents article, “Saving Mountain Dwellers from Wildfire,” by Melinda Burns. Reference article: Angora Fire

August 14, 2018
UCSB Climate Hazards Group, Dr. Chris Funk returns to talk further about California temperature changes and their relationship to increased fire behavior. California Temperatures Handout. He also recommends, Ahrens, Meteorology Today, An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment, (2009/2013), Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning, ISBN: 978-0-8400-5499-9

August 7, 2018
Retired Deputy State Fire Marshal Rodney Slaughter returns to continue talking about his research in organizational culture and the California fire service.
Romero Fire, Case Study #6  Ray Ford, The Romero Fire, October 6 – 16, 1971

July 31, 2018
Los Angeles/Oxnard NOAA meteorologist David Gomberg and Eric Boldt talk about current fire weather conditions. Website
Recommended textbook: Ahrens, Meteorology Today, An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment, (2009/2013), Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning, ISBN: 978-0-8400-5499-9

July 24, 2018
Ted and Mike catch up on local pressing issues.

July 17, 2018
Retired Deputy State Fire Marshal Rodney Slaughter talks about his research in organizational culture and the California fire service.

July 10, 2018
Ted and Mike talk about the recent Holiday Fire (Goleta, CA).

July 3, 2018
Ted and Mike discuss local issues in the news.

June 26, 2018
Ted and Mike talk about local community issues and events.

June 19, 2018
Alertar y Preparar LISTOS Program Manger Liliana Encinas and Aware and Prepare Chair Jim Caesar talk about LISTOS. Alertar y Preparar website

June 12, 2018
Ted and Mike continue to discuss public safety culture and local current events.

June 5, 2018
Ted and Mike discuss local public information challenges and public safety culture.

May 29, 2018
Sun Pacific Solar Electric, Inc., President Cecilia Villasenor Johnson and Wesley Johnson talk about the recent changes in the solar industry and the new solar mandates effective in 2020. Governor Brown’s Executive Order to protect communities from wildfire climate impacts and copy of the Executive Order.

May 22, 2018
Ted and Mike catch up on local issues of interest including new mandatory solar mandates effective in 2020. California Energy Commission website.

May 15, 2018
Ted and Mike talk about current issues confronting the Santa Barbara community.

May 8, 2018
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Chaplin Very Reverend Father Jon-Stephen Hedges talks about first responder mental health and suicide within the public safety community. Suicide in the Fire and Emergency Services, (2012), National Volunteer Fire Council

May 1, 2018
Mike and Ted catch up on local issues.

April 24, 2018
California Fire Safe Council Jerry Davies sits in for Mike as guest host with Ted talking about disaster insurance issues.

April 17, 2018
Santa Barbara County Public Health Deputy Director Susan Klein-Rothschild sits in as guest host for Ted and Mike interviewing several Pubic Health officials about available services.

April 10, 2018
Santa Barbara City Emergency Manager Yoli McGlinchey sits in for Mike as guest host with Ted talking about local after flood issues.

April 3, 2018
Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown talks about the recent disasters and his April California Sheriff’s Association article, “When Disaster Strikes Twice.” The book referenced in the show, Michael Kodas, Megafire, (2018), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, ISBN: 978-0-547-79208-8.

March 27, 2018
Ted and Mike talk with Santa Barbara City Emergency Manager Yoli McGlinchey about recent evacuations.

March 20, 2018
Ted and Mike catch up local issues.

March 13, 2018
Ted and Mike catch up on local and state issues of interest.

March 6, 2018
Ted and Mike review Christopher Flavelle’s (Bloomberg Businessweek, March 1, 2018), “Why Is California Rebuilding in Fire Country? Because You’re Paying for It.”

February 27, 2018
Santa Barbara County Clerk, Recorder, Assessor and Registrar of Voters Joseph E. Holland talks about various disaster related issues including property reassessments, voting and public document requests. Website

January 30, 2018
Ted and Mike catch up on local fire and flood issues.

February 20, 2018
Ted and Mike review specifics of Fire on the Mountain: Rethinking Forest Management in the Sierra Nevada (Report #242, February 2018) 38/87

February 20, 2018
Ted and Mike review specifics of Fire on the Mountain: Rethinking Forest Management in the Sierra Nevada (Report #242, February 2018) 38/87

January 23, 2018
Santa Barbara County Battalion Chief Rob Hazard provides a front-line report of the Montecito flood and Thomas Fire.

January 9, 2018
Ted and Mike talk about Thomas Fire Montecito flooding and review former Ventura County Fire Chief Bob Roper’s article, “Bob Roper on Wildfires and What to Do Next.”

January 2, 2018
Local Journalist Ray Ford talks about his observations of the Thomas Fire. The Nature Photographer website

2017

December 26, 2017
KEYT 3 Senior Reporter John Palminteri, Ted and Mike talk about their observations of the Thomas Fire and the long-term community impacts. KEYT segmentWall Street Journal, Wildfires Scorch California Earth, and Its Air,  Noozhawk, With Firestorms Now Past, Santa Barbara County Faces New Storm Threat, Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management, Multi-Day Power Outage Contingency Plan.

December 19, 2017
Ted and Mike cover the current status of the Thomas Fire.

December 12, 2017
Ted and Mike cove the current status of the Thomas Fire.

December 5, 2017
American Radio Relay League Santa Barbara Section Public Information Coordinator Jeffrey M. Reinhardt, AA6JR talks about amateur radio, past, present and future. Suggested reading: Corey and Fagan, The Amateur Radio Public Service Handbook, A Guide to Radio Communications for Community Events, Emergencies, and Disasters, First Edition, (2012-2018), The American Radio Relay League, Inc., ISBN: 978-0-87259-484-5)  Website

November 28, 2017
American Red Cross Pacific Coast Chapter Executive Director Kimberly Coley and Disaster Program Manager Kurt Russell talk about local recruitment, retention and special programs. Commissioned for a Red Cross benefit concert Tchaikovsky Marche Slave   Red Cross Website

November 21, 2017
Santa Barbara County Sheriff Search & Rescue members Jim Frank and Kerrie Valdiviezo talk about the Team and their current recruitment. Website

November 14, 2017
AirMedCare Network (CALSTAR) Local Membership Sales Manager Tracy Shearer and Chief Flight Nurse Adam Pettit talk about their services. Website

November 7, 2017
Chair of the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council John Ahlman talks about local fire issues as well as the fires in Napa and Sonoma Counties.

October 31, 2017
Ted and Mike catch up on local issues.

October 24, 2017
Ted and Mike talk about the potential 9-1-1 dispatch consolidation with Santa Barbara City Fire Chief McElroy. Retired Phoenix Fire Chief Brunacini (April 18, 1937 – October 15, 2017) Customer Service video

October 17, 2017
Ted and Mike catch up on local events and issues.

October 10, 2017
Dr. Funk returns to talk about current and future weather patterns and their impact on Santa Barbara County.

October 3, 2017
Ted and Mike catch up on local issues.

September 26, 2017
Chief Strategy Officer of the Santa Barbara Foundation Barbara Andersen joins Ted and Mike for their 469 show as Community Alert enters the tenth year of broadcasting.

September 12, 2017
Ted and Mike talk about the Equifax hacking and the potential impact on everyone.

September 5, 2017
Ted and Mike talk about local issues and the harbor micro burst.

August 29, 2017

Ted and Mike review the “Whittier Burned Area Emergency Response 2017,” August 13, 2017.

August 15, 2017
Santa Barbara County Fire Marshal, Division Chief Steve Oaks and U.S. Forest Service-Los Padres patrolman Dave Dahlberg talk about the rescue of 81 kids and staff from Camp Whittier. Sheriff’s Department video  Whittier Fire Rapid Lesson Sharing, Event 82

August 22, 2017
Ted and Mike talk about recent civil unrest and the “Social Dominance Theory” and Eoin O”Carroll’s Christian Science Monitor article, “Why are there still Nazis? These eight questions can help explain“.

August 8, 2017
Health insurance expert Lawrence Lievense talks about the recent announcement from Anthem Blue Cross to discontinue individual polices in Santa Barbara and other California counties. Anthem announcement Website

August 1, 2017
Information Station Specialists (ISS) President Bill Baker talks about Information Radio Stations and the San Marcos Pass Emergency Radio System (SMPERS 1040 AM) and the American Association of Information Radio Operators (AAIRO) AAIRO Website   ISS Website 

July 25, 2017
Ted and Mike review the Whittier Fire, evacuation, prevention and public information.

July 18, 2017
California Incident Management Team 3 Public Information Officers Amber Anderson (Santa Barbara City Fire) and Justin Cooper (Monterey City Fire) talk about the Whittier Fire.

July 11, 2017
Mike and Ted catch up on the Whittier Fire and talk with UCSB Emergency Manager Jim Caesar about Aware & Prepare programs.

July 4, 2017
Civil War historian, educator, member of the Son’s of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Sons of Veterans Reserve talks about the war.  American Civil War – Wikipedia

June 27, 2017
Ted and Mike review of local issues and a review of the Oakland “Ghost Ship Warehouse” fire of December 2, 2016. Oakland Fire Department Investigation Report, 2016-085231, March 18, 2017

June 20, 2017
Ted and Mike catch up on current events. Bryan McGrath, How Could this Happen? The Fitzgerald, the U.S. Navy, and Collisions at Sea, June 18, 2017, War on the Rocks; Brooke Singman, Illinois careens into financial meltdown – and not even the lottery is safe, June 20, 2017; Orrin Hatch, State and Local Government Defined Benefit Pension Plans: The Pension Debt Crisis that Threatens America, January 2012, United States Senate Committee on Finance

June 13, 2017
With Ted on vacation, Mike talks about the “Paris Agreement.” Paris Agreement-English, Daniel Bodansky, Legal Options U.S. Acceptance of a New Climate Change Agreement, May 2015, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University and Brian O’Neill, The Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs), 28 May 2014, National Center for Atmospheric Research

June 6, 2017
Union Pacific Director, Corporate Relations and Media – Western Region Justin E. Jacobs talks about railroad safety and local trespassing issues.  Union Pacific websiteOperation Lifesaver, Inc. websiteCounty of Santa Barbara Train Horn Quiet ZoneU.S. DOT Train Horn Rule and Quiet ZoneDanger on the RailsKEYT-3 Interview

May 30, 2017
Live from Cold Spring Tavern, Ted and Mike catch up on local issues and share some history about the Tavern.

May 23, 2017
Local Farmers Insurance agency, Nick Weiser of The Weiser Agency talks about first time home buyers and what you need to know about homeowner’s insurance. Website

May 16, 2017
Internet technology expert Mark Gibbs talks about the recent ransomware attacks and how to protect yourself.

May 9, 2017
Mike reviews his recent trip to Trinity and Plumas Counties.

May 2, 2017
Randall Wade talked about organic farming for homeowners and the starting of the local farmers market.

April 25, 2017
Ted and Mike talk about local issues.

April 18, 2017
Santa Barbara County Public Health staff talk about local health issues and programs.

April 11, 2017
Ted and Mike catch up on local issues.

April 4, 2017
Ted and Mike catch up on local issues.

March 28, 2017
California Fire Safe Council Chairman of the Board Jerry Davies and Executive Director Stephen Gort talk about this years projects. Website

March 21, 2017
Jim Caesar and Shannon Elizabeth talk about UCSB’s emergency planning and business continuity.

March 14, 2017
Ted and Mike discuss local community issues.

March 7, 2017
Santa Barbara City Council Member Bendy White talks about local water issues and challenges.

February 28, 2017
Ray Ford returns to the show to talk about the back country following the rains and local trails. Hike Los Padres Website

February 21, 2017
California Fire Museum – Safety Learning Center President Don Forsyth talks about their museum building project at the Irvine Great Park. Website

February 14, 2017
Ted and Mike talk about local issues.

February 7, 2017
Gallup Senior Economist Jonathan Rothwell talks about his recent report “No Recovery, An Analysis of Long-Term U.S. Productivity Decline.”

January 31, 2017
Mike and Ted catch up on local issues including the CWPP meeting, the growth of bomb shelters and the Wingspread VI report.

January 24, 2017
Nationally known insurance billing consultant Lawrence R. Lievense, FHFMA, FACMPE, FHIAS talks about today’s Affordable Care Act and what you need to know to protect your financial interests.

January 17, 2017
LSU Professor Dr. Brian Wolshon talks about today’s traffic engineering practices, challenges and traffic congestion.

January 10, 2017
Climatologist Dr. Chris Funk returns to talk about current weather events and the impact on the drought.

January 3, 2017
Ted and Mike welcome in the new year talking about local current events.

2016

December 27, 2016
A repeat of our show on December 24th, 2013 with Dave and Barbara Hubert talking about their book “Christmas Major, The Horse that Saved Christmas.” Website

December 20, 2016
FoodBank of Santa Barbara CEO Erik Talkin talks about the services they provide and their current efforts to raise $800,000. Website

December 13, 2016
Mike and Ted review Jonathan Rothwell’s recent 2016 Gallup report, “No Recovery, An Analysis of Long-Term U.S. Productivity Decline” and the relationship to the volunteer fire service.

December 6, 2016
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Professor Brian Wolshon rebroadcast of a presentation to the Baton Rough Rotary Club on January 20th, 2016 discussing his “Truisms of traffic, the reasons for traffic congestion, the strategy of making minor changes to decrease travel time and increase traffic safety and possible solutions to alleviate traffic congestion.” He is co-editor of Institute of Transportation Engineers, Traffic Engineering Handbook, Seventh Edition, (2016), Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 978-1-118-76230-1

November 29, 2016
Former California State Fire Marshal Ronny J. Coleman talks about finances, consolidation, regionlization and privatization of the California fire service.

November 22, 2016
Nationally known IT columnist Mark Gibbs talks about email and Internet security issues.

November 15, 2016
Santa Barbara County Health Officer Dr. Dean talks about local rabies, flu and Tuberculosis.

November 8, 2016
Ted and Mike broadcast from the Santa Barbara City Yard as KZSB is put into emergency test mode with the studio cut off from the transmitter. This was an awkward yet valuable live on the air test.

November 1, 2016
Retired Santa Barbara County Fire Department PIO Captain Charlie Johnson talks about public information past, present and future.

October 25, 2016
Author and researcher David Nabhan talks about his earthquake research and his new book “Earthquake Prediction, Dawn of the New Seismology.” Website

October 19, 2016
Retired U.S Army Lt. Colonel James Brann talks about veteran issues and the challenges confronting todays soldiers.

October 11, 2016
Ted and Mike catch up on recent events.

October 4, 2016
Rape victim River and her mother Trish talk about their experiences dealing with a serial rapist who used date rape drugs. This is an intense interview that includes some real insight of what the criminal process is like and some recommendations for others who may find themselves in a similar situation.

September 27, 2016
All Hands On Executive Director Aaron Shoemaker talks about dealing with the deaf during emergencies. Local signer Jennie Morales, Interpreter Coordinator/Advocate with Independent Living Resource Center provides a video translation of this interview here. All Hands On Website Independent Living Resource Center website.

September 20, 2016
Consultant Rodney Slaughter talks about organizational culture and today’s fire service. Website

September 13, 2016
KZSB News Anchor Baron Ron Heron talks about the news, past and present.

September 6, 2016
Local journalist and Santa Barbara back country expert Ray Ford talks about his recent experiences in the Rey Fire. Website

August 30, 2016
Local water consultant Larry Farwell talks about the drought and local water issues.

August 23, 2016
Former Sheriff Jim Thomas talks about law enforcement; past, present and future.

August 16, 2016
Ted and Mike talk about local issues.

August 9, 2016
CALTRANS Region 5 PIO Colin Jones talks about local projects and traffic issues.

August 2, 2016
Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District PIO Lyz Hoffman talks about potential impacts from wildfires and high temperatures this summer. Website

July 26, 2016
Ted and Mike continue to catch up on local events and issues.

July 19, 2016
Ted and Mike catch up on local events and issues.

July 12, 2016
Santa Barbara County Hazard Planning and Community Resiliency Plan.

July 5, 2016
Ted and Mike talk about local fires and community issues.

June 28, 2016
San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Erica Arteseros and UCSB Emergency Manager Jim Caesar talk about Listos and how the program supports the community.

June 21, 2016
Information updates regarding the Sherpa Fire

June 14, 2016
Ted and Mike catch up on local events and issues.

June 7, 2016
Retired Montecito Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Jim Langhorne talks about the complexity of building and fire codes.

May 31, 2016
Dr. Funk returns to address additional weather issues.

May 24, 2016
Ted and Mike talk about local issues including the North County Jail.

May 17, 2016
Liliana Encinas talks about local Listos programs and the Alertar y Preparar.

May 10, 2016
National Fire Heritage Center Executive Director Wayne Powell and Archivist Frank Schmersal talk about the past, present and future of their efforts to preserve the history of the United States Fire Service. Website

May 3, 2016
Goleta Water District General Manger John McInnes talks about local water issues and the drought. Website

April 26, 2016
Ted and Mike discuss several local issues of interest.

April 19, 2016
CHP Public Information Officer Sergeant Don Clotworthy discusses the CHP US 101 and SR 154 traffic safety task force.

April 12, 2016
USGS researcher Dr. Chris Funk talks about weather and climate issues. Program source document: Eric Holthaus, This New Data Set is Poised to Revolutionize Climate Adaptation, (April 2016). This is a first of a monthly series on climate issues.

April 5, 2016
Ted and Mike catch up on local issues. Lauren Bray gives the “Ed Hat Brief.”

March 29, 2016
California Fire Safe Council Chair and CEO Jerry Davies talks about his year’s Grant Clearinghouse programs. Website

March 22, 2016
Retired United Captain Karen Kahn talks about drones, the good, the bad and the ugly.

March 15, 2016
Senior Field Representative Hillary Blackerby from Assemblymember Das Williams office and Santa Barbara City Fire Chief Pat McElroy talk about AB – 1564, 9-1-1 Emergency Response Wireless Routing Optimization. AB 1564 Fact Sheet 03 11 16

March 8, 2016
Ted and Mike catch up on local issues.

March 3, 2016
National IT journalist and president of Azstec, LLC Mark Gibbs talks about email and Internet security issues including today’s encryption challenges. Website

February 23, 2016
Santa Barbara Health Officer Dr. Charity Thoman and Public Health PIO Susan Klein-Rothschild talk about local health issues including Tuberculosis and the Zika Virus.

February 16, 2016
Former California State Fire Marshal Ronny J. Coleman talks about new building construction design and materials in relationship to fire prevention and fire fighting tactics. He also introduced “Table Talk” with Ronny J. Coleman, hosted by Michael S. Williams website.

February 9, 2016
Ted and Mike talk about several local issues including the Forest Service Firefighting Cost Share Agreements with Non-Federal Entities, (December 2015), 601-0002-41 report and the WRA 20 Weeks to Preparedness download.

February 2, 2016
Santa Barbara County Public Health PIO Susan Klein-Rothschild and Mosquito and Vector Management District General Manager David Chang talk about the Zika Virus. Website Website

January 26, 2016
Santa Barbara environmental attorney Phil Seymour talks about environmental law and issues confronting California.

January 19, 2016
Local conservator an author Scott M. Haskins talks about his book “How to Save Your Stuff From a Disaster.” Website

January 12, 2016
USGS Climatologist Chris Funk talks about climate changes throughout the world and it’s impact on droughts and famine. Monitoring Conditions December 2015

January Community Alert Edhat Brief with Lauren Bray

January 05, 2016
Edhat Managing Editor Lauren Bray talks about the new year of Edhat and presents the first of “Edhat Briefs” which will be given on the first Tuesday of each month on Community Alert. Website

2015

December 29, 2015
University of California Santa Barbara Business Continuity Manager Amy Shadkamyan and Emergency Manager Jim Caesar talk about campus and community emergency planning. Website

December 22, 2015
USFS Los Padres National Forest District Ranger Poncho Smith talks about Forest Service funding and how federal wildland fires are paid for.

December 15, 2015
Santa Barbara County Public Health Shelter Community Outreach Coordinators Stacy Silvia and Jeanne Saadi talk about winter and emergency preparations and the Santa’s Slumber Party Short-Term Foster Home program. Website

December 08, 2015
Mike and Ted catch up on local issues.

December 01, 2015
Santa Barbara City Fire Department Public Education Specialist Liliana Encinas talks about local homeless issues, the “OK Program, CERT and LESTOS, and “Seniors Tweeting for Safety.” Website

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

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

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

November 3, 2015
California Fire Safe Council Interim Executive Director Katie Martel talks about their grant and public education programs. 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 Business Continuity Manger Amy Shadkamyan and 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. Website, Brost, 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