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Fire and Emergency Services

The Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department is comprised of 15 volunteer fire companies, responding to over 1000 calls per year in excess of 600 square miles in the unincorporated area. The Department provides a full range of emergency and non-emergency services for residents and visitors to Sonoma County through five divisions; Administration, Fire Operations and Training, Fire Prevention, Hazardous Materials and Emergency Management.

Administration Division provides the support services that enable all operations of the Department to run smoothly, such as supporting the other divisions and managing the financial, personnel and administrative duties.

Emergency Management Division is the lead agency for the planning, coordination of response, recovery, and mitigation activities related to county-wide emergencies and disasters.

Fire Operations and Training Division provides training, personal protective equipment, and support to over 200 first responder volunteers. In addition, over 75 volunteers serve as Board Members and support staff. These dedicated individuals serve the community where they live to provide public safety services to residents and visitors every day.

Fire Prevention Division provides plan check and inspection services for fire-related code compliance in coordination with the Permit and Resource Management Department, and administers contracts for fire prevention, code enforcement and plan review and actively participates with the countywide Fire Investigation Task Force.

Hazardous Materials Division is responsible for emergency response to hazardous materials incidents throughout most of the County in coordination with local response personnel. The State certified Type 2 Hazardous Materials Response Team consists of volunteer community members as well as Department staff who are trained to respond to any level of hazardous material incident in the county.

Services Affected by Current Fire Conditions

Due to the current severity of the 2015 fire season and the impacts to our staff and resources, it is likely that, at times, our Department will be limited in delivering many of the services we routinely provide.  We may need to reschedule inspections, postpone plan checks, delay returning phone calls and e-mails, or be unavailable for consultation due to our personnel assisting with fire fighting and other emergency response efforts.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this busy time.  We remain committed to providing excellent customer service and as our staffing returns to normal levels, we will respond to your requests and routine business as quickly as possible.

Al Terrell
County Fire Chief/Department Director
County of Sonoma Fire & Emergency Services Department

  • Published on September 9, 2015

    The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Bay Area, including Sonoma County, warning of high temperatures today and through the end of the week. Inland temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and low 100s. Sonoma County Department of Health Services reminds residents that excessive heat poses a significant health risk, particularly to the elderly, young children, pregnant women and those with chronic diseases. Heat-related illnesses range from…

  • Published on September 4, 2015

    This year we are asking you to take action now – make a plan with your community, your family, and for your pets.  Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community.  

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  • Published on September 20, 2015

    Soft road closures remain in effect for Ida Clayton Rd at SR 128. Evacuees trying to locate pets and animals left behind in the fire area can post information online.

  • Published on September 19, 2015

    For those wishing to make donations of goods to the Valley Fire Shelter, the Calistoga Beverage Company, located at 865 Silverado Trail North, Calistoga, CA 94515 is currently the designated site for drop-offs. Donations will be accepted every day from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

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Contact Information

Al Terrell
Fire Chief/Department Director
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2300 County Center Drive
Suite 220 B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.46229, -122.725377

Support Your Local Fire Department


Some or most of these are all Volunteer Fire Stations with no paid staff and operate solely with volunteer firefighters, community support and your donations.

These events are suited for the whole family and usually offers a variety of entertainment.

Fire Services Project

Attend a Community Meeting

Project to seek a more effective, efficient, and sustainable fire service system in the county, particularly the unincorporated areas.


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