Emergency Services

Who We Are

SBCC Emergency Services team is comprised of members from various departments working under the direction of the Vice President, Business Services.  


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

What We Do

Our primary goal is to ensure the protection of life and campus property. We do this by maintaining the colleges Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), providing information, coordinating resources, and arranging training and preparations for a wide variety of emergencies that may occur on or near the Main, Wake, Schott and Cosmetology campuses. The team works on mitigation strategies and the Districts recovery from such emergencies.

In the event of a major disaster, the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) may be activated. The EOC will be staffed by personnel identified in the EOP at a level dependent upon the emergency. Information to the campus community will be disseminated through various Emergency Notification System methods listed below. The District will coordinate, communicate and the integrate local, state and federal assets necessary to save lives, protect property and public health.

Emergency Response

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 have an emergency, provide as much detail as possible.  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 suspicious activity or have other concerns while on campus contact Security immediately dial ext 2400 from a campus phone or call (805) 730-4200.


Please click on the Menu + button at the top for additional information and resources and for more information on the Districts Emergency Operations Plan 

Emergency Notification System

Information Shared via:
  • Campus Wide email to pipeline
  • 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 - must be turned on)
  • 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