A Santa Barbara County Sheriff's investigation found fault with a county fire truck driver during an investigation into a head-on collision in Goleta on June 1.
The accident happened after the fire engine turned off its siren and flashing lights following a canceled call for service.
The engine was attempting to make a left turn onto Valdez Avenue when it crashed into a Mercedes sports car traveling north of Calle Real.
The Mercedes driver, an 18-year old women from Isla Vista, was not injured but her car was totaled.
The fire truck was only dented.
Fire officials said the driver would have to take a risk management class.
Capt. David Sedecki also said the department would use the rare incident as a learning tool.