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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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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.

2017-10-23Oct 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.

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.

2017-08-31Aug 31, 2017

On August 10th, firefighters from Bodega, CAL FIRE, Gold Ridge, Graton, Occidental, and Sebastopol participated in a comprehensive wildland firefighting exercise. Thanks to the Trappe Ranch for letting us practice on their land, we were able to train on many of the tasks we face during wildland fire.

2017-08-01Aug 1, 2017

Grilling Safety

There’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food. But, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries. Follow these simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling.


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