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FIRE NEWS is dedicated to providing a community connection to the volunteeers and professionals who serve us all year long. All Sonoma County fire departments are welcome to participate so your community is aware of your service. This is YOUR space. Thank you.

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2018-02-05Feb 5, 2018

A few weeks ago, I had an appointment to interview our Fire Chief Steve Baxman at 2:30 at the firehouse. He was a no show. Why?

2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

Around 11 p.m. Sunday night, October 8th, in the darkness of the Redwoods, Kevin Cogliandro's pager went off, requesting all staff to report to the station.

2017-10-15Oct 15, 2017

The County of Sonoma has begun the process of assessing evacuated areas of the unincorporated county for damage. This is a necessary and important process as it allows the County to determine what dangers may/may not be present and what repairs may/may not be needed before evacuation orders are lifted.

2017-10-15Oct 15, 2017

CAL FIRE, the Santa Rosa Police Department, the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol provided updates related to the fires in Sonoma County.

2018-01-31Jan 31, 2018

Thank you Sebastopol Fire Department for providing this Month’s Safety Message. Fire department heroes announced. 2017 Incident summaries .

2018-01-30Jan 30, 2018

How exactly does wildfire work? Why did our recent fires burn where they did? Once I was able to move out of emergency mode, as an educator and someone who is “science curious”, I wanted to learn more about wildfire. Here is what I have found out.

2018-01-02Jan 2, 2018

There will be two community meetings addressing the evacuation needs during an emergency such as wildfire, earthquake, etc...

2018-01-01Jan 1, 2018

Since 2006, fire departments participating in the Bucket Brigade Challenge have recruited nearly 10,000 participants who donated thousands of units of blood for patients in Northern California hospitals. Last year, Windsor Fire Protection District took home the coveted Bucket Trophy with 86 participants.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

There will be two community meetings addressing the evacuation needs during an emergency such as wildfire, earthquake, etc.

These meetings will be held on January 13, 2018, and January 20, 2018, at 1 PM at at the Guerneville Elementary School gymnasium, 14630 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446.


2017-11-24Nov 24, 2017

With the return of fall rains the risk of wildfires has thankfully been reduced. We ask that you continue to follow regulations when it comes to open burning. Remember the process to have a control burn is to have a Valid Burn Permit.

2017-10-26Oct 26, 2017
2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

In the early hours of Monday, October 9th, all of our West County Fire Departments emptied our stations to fight the catastrophic fires attacking Sonoma County.

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Community Meetings are scheduled for:
Calistoga: Feb 5 & 25,
Napa: Feb 5 & 20
Clearlake: Feb 8
Ukiah: Feb 13


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