Tag archives: Montecito firefighters

Trimming Montecito’s Tree
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   December 20, 2022

Last week, the usual crew of Montecito locals gathered to decorate the giant pine tree near the Manning Park tennis courts. It’s a festive tradition that goes back many decades, and we retell it here each year to keep the memory alive.  As the story goes, in the early 1960s, then Montecito Fire Chief Don […]

Montecito Firefighters’ Charitable Foundation: Providing Needed Financial Support
By Steven Libowitz   |   November 25, 2021

Montecito Firefighter Lucas Grant is too young to have personal memories of what it was like when local firefighters were an integral part of a community beyond responding to emergencies, but that Norman Rockwell image of the local firehouse as a friendly and helpful gathering place still pulls on his heart. “I hear stories about […]

MFPD Personnel Honored
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 31, 2018

At a special board meeting on Tuesday, May 29, the Montecito Fire Protection District Board of Directors recognized every one of its employees for their performance during the Thomas Fire and subsequent mudflow. The firefighters and support staff, who helped navigate the successful rescue of 800+ community members following the mudflow event, were on-duty nearly […]