Emergency Services

Who We Are

SBCC Emergency Services team is comprised of members from various departments under the direction of the Vice President, Business Services.  In the event of an emergency, the team supports the Presidents Cabinet who operate the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). 


Vice President, Business Services
Director, Campus Safety and Emergency Response
Administrative Assistant III, Business Services
Telecommunications Specialist
Marketing and Communications Specialist

Email us emergencyservices@sbcc.edu.

What We Do

SBCC Emergency Services primary goal is to ensure the protection of life and campus property, and to maintain Campus Emergency Procedures and Emergency Operations Plan. We do this by providing information, coordinate resources, arrange training and leadership on how to prepare for a wide variety of emergencies on or near the Main, Wake, Schott and Cosmetology campuses. The team also works on mitigation strategies and the recovery from emergencies that may arise.

In the event of a major disaster, the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) may be activated accordingly. Depending on the situation, the EOC administers the campuswide emergency notification system (methods listed below). The EOC provides the coordination, communication and the integration of local state and federal assets necessary to save lives, protect property and public health.

The majority of the emergencies that take place on campus are medical which the Safety/Security department coordinates with Fire and Ambulance.  Santa Barbara Police will respond to all violent incidents including an active shooter on campus. Call 911 first if you witness Armed Intruder on campus, provide as much detail as possible as to the location of what you see.  If 911 is called regarding a medical, dangerous or violent emergency it is important to call Campus Security Emergency, ext 2400 from a campus phone or (805) 730-4200.  Campus Security will help direct emergency responders to the location of the incident. If you witness any suspicious activity or have any safety concerns while on campus contact Security immediately dial ext 2400 from a campus phone or call (805) 730-4200.

Visit our Emergency Procedures and Classroom Preparedness pages for more information on what to do in an emergency. Please review the Security Website for security on campus and information regarding crime prevention, procedures and other reporting information

How We Share Information with SBCC community

Methods of SBCC communication (varies per situation)
  • Campus Wide Email 
  • SBCC.edu Website announcements 
  • Twitter status update @SantaBarbaraCC
  • AlertU Text message notification (cell phone) 
  • Twitter status update @SantaBarbaraCC
  • Speaker announcements (hardware in most buildings or hallways) 
  • Computer alerts (Network computers)
  • Phone speakers (Network phones)
  • Safety Marshal or Security evacuation (In person and/or buddy system evacuation procedure)

Emergency Services:

Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Director, Campus Safety and Emergency Response
Erik Fricke
Office: Campus Security Office ECC 41
Office Phone: 2464
Email: fricke@sbcc.edu

Security Office:
(805) 730-2264

Emergency Phone Line:
(805) 730-4200

Vice President, Business Services
Lyndsay Maas
Office: A121
Office Phone: 3094
Email: lmmaas@sbcc.edu

Office Hours: 
8am to 4pm Monday-Friday