Organized June 1, 1971 by the International Organization of Fire Fighters (IAFF). The Charter Executive Board was comprised of The President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Nine Directors. Michael T. Bennett was the Local’s first President and served from June 1, 1971 to January 5, 1981.
Local 2046 is currently the official recognized bargaining representative for the Safety Personnel within the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and Carpentaria/Summerland Firefighters Local 3368 following the April 2005 merger. Local 2046 protect the rights and working conditions of its approximately 225 men and women in the following job classifications: Fire Engineer/Inspector, Fire Equipment Operator, Fire Equipment Operator-Assistant, Fire Helicopter Pilot, Firefighter, Fire Captain, and Fire Equipment Operator-Supervising.