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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.

Are You In The Zone

The Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department, along with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, National Weather Service and a number of Cities and Counties across the United States are joining forces to commemorate Tsunami Awareness and Prevention Week.

National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program will recognize Tsunami Preparedness Week the last week in March to coincide with the date of the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami (March 27), the largest earthquake and tsunami ever recorded in North America.

Find out about the signs of a tsunami and more

  • Published on March 10, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    The National Weather Service is currently forecasting a strong winter storm to pass over Sonoma County beginning today and continuing through Sunday.  Heavy rainfall and some flooding of rivers and creeks is anticipated. Current predictions indicate the Russian River will crest at 34.7 feet on Saturday morning. At this level, low-lying areas along the lower Russian River are expected to experience flooding...

  • Published on December 11, 2015
    Power failures are common during a storm with strong winds,  construction, and even car accidents that take down electricity poles. Here are some of the most important tips to keep in mind in preparation for possible power outages.
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  • Published on November 18, 2015

    Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Chief Al Terrell advises that those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits in Local Response Area’s (LRA) can now resume burning. Burning may only be conducted on permissible burn days.

  • Fire and Emergency Services Department
    Published on October 26, 2015
    Permits for open burning within State Responsibility Area and Local Responsibility Areas under contract with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) remain suspended. The suspension of burn permits was implemented on June 29, 2015, in response to the high fire hazard conditions that create extreme fire danger and poor air quality.
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Contact Information

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

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Support Your Local Fire Department

FUN-draisers

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.

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

Fire Services Project

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

 

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