Chumash donation helps fire department

County in Brief
Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011 12:07 am
Santa Barbara
Chumash donation helps fire dept.
A $50,000 donation from the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has been used to pay for
firefighting equipment required to outfit the Santa Barbara City Fire Department’s new ladder
truck, the tribe’s charitable group announced
On Tuesday, Santa Barbara City Fire Chief Andrew DiMizio and Fire Battalion Chief James
Bryden unveiled 79 pieces of equipment, including rope rescue gear, prying tools, harnesses, gas
monitors, extinguishers and power saws bought with the grant from the Santa Ynez Band of
Chumash Indians Foundation, which is governed by the tribe’s business committee.
Tribal Chairman Vincent Armenta and Business Committee members David Dominguez,
Richard Gomez, Kenneth Kahn and Gary Pace attended the event at Station 1 on West Carrillo