Created 18-Jan-18
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Renee O'Neill and Linda Tunnell were ready for the Alamo Fire when it came to Tepusquet Canyon last year. They head the Fire Associates for the Community of Tepusquet (FACT), a community coalition that educates about fire safety and preparedness in the canyon. They follow advice laid down by the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council, which O'Neill is a liaison to for FACT. Their homes are surrounded by defensible space and equipped with sprinklers, and they have a sophisticated response plan to evacuate and leave their land ready for first responders.

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Keywords:Alamo Fire, Disaster Prep, Montecito, Prepared, Tepusquet Canyon, mudslides, wildfires