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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.

  • Fire and Emergency Services Department
    August 29, 2014
    Following a major disaster, most relief organizations and emergency responder agencies are extremely busy, even if they are outside the affected area. Find out how you can help.
  • Emergency Management
    August 27, 2014
    Visit these new pages to assist in preparing your household for an earthquake and where to gather information and how to communicate with friends and family after a disaster.
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  • Board of Supervisors
    September 12, 2014
    The Obama Administration today proclaimed an emergency that includes Napa and Solano Counties only. At this time, Sonoma County is not included in the President’s proclamation. Through the proclamation, the President has approved Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster funds for Public Assistance (PA), which is used to repair critical public infrastructure such as roads, bridges, buildings, water infrastructure, power generation facilities, sewage collection facilities, and drainage channels. Hazard mitigation funds were also approved to repair facilities to a level better able to withstand future earthquakes. The Obama Administration did not yet approve or deny FEMA disaster funds for Individual Assistance (IA), which helps families rebuild and repair housing.
  • County Administrator's Office
    August 30, 2014
    Sonoma County issued a Proclamation of Existence of Local Emergency related to the 2014 South Napa Earthquake. This Proclamation will make County residents and business owners eligible for state and federal emergency funding if it is made available. The Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting to ratify the proclamation by Friday, September 5 th.
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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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