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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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2018-05-04May 4, 2018

We are only seven months removed from one of the most devastating disasters to hit Sonoma County and it seems like fire season is already right around the corner.

2018-03-06Mar 6, 2018

After last October’s devastating firestorm many of us are left thinking about how to prevent such an event from happening again. We all hope that we never have to experience something as horrifying as what we went through whether we suffered losses or not. While it’s impossible to fully fireproof your exterior spaces, here are some tips to make sure your home is as fire resistant as possible.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

Supervisor Lynda Hopkins held a town hall meeting on 2/24 about establishing MACs (Municipal Advisory Councils). This is a work-in-progress and will be a mechanism for our lower Russian River area residents to have a form of self-governance. Hopefully, it will also allow us to have more say in where our TOT hospitality taxes are being spent.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?

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

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

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?

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.

 

2018-05-03May 3, 2018

Expectations for the season are high because many businesses and workers have difficulties making it through slow winter months. The Workforce Housing Fund was awarded to, and is administered by, the Russian River Alliance to assist local workers who have experienced cashflow problems due to shortened work hours or the lack of affordable housing. Since January, 6 households needed help with rent & utilities.

2018-05-03May 3, 2018

While April gave us some more rain, the fourth month of the year also gave us some glistening sunny days. Now the vines are starting to leaf out and it feels like new life has really begun to spring up.

2018-05-01May 1, 2018

The Home & Ranch Readiness Summit is a free community event being held at The Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California, May 17 through 19, 2018. The event helps pet, equine, and livestock owners prepare themselves, their families, and their animals for emergencies and disasters in a fun and informative environment and provides a forum for everyone from residents to professional first responders to connect, network, and train.

2018-04-01Apr 1, 2018

As many Gazette readers know, we want our readers to make educated votes when they go to the poles. Our next election will be the first time in decades that our county has had a chance to elect a new sheriff. At this point in the primary elections, we have three candidates running. When votes are counted in June, we will know which two of the three will continue on to November.

2018-03-29Mar 29, 2018

All-new fact sheets and online portal provide data on all 50 U.S. states’ fire service progress, needs and challenges:

2018-03-19Mar 19, 2018

Sonoma County Rises, a community based, wildfire recovery focused organization, has launched aCommunity Outreach Survey to gain insight into Sonoma County residents’ attitudes five months after the October wildfires. The Survey, atwww.socorises.org, seeks to gain information from a broad section of the community living here now to best inform and guide decision-makers about what matters most as they plan for recovery and rebuilding.

2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018

I’ve been looking at demographics lately. I can tell you it’s challenging to get recent, reliable data. We need good data to determine where we currently stand and what we should be doing for our population going forward.

2018-03-15Mar 15, 2018

Local resident Shana Jones has been honored as Woman of the Year bySenator Bill Dodd (D-Napa). In celebration of Women’s History Month, the state Senate honors women who have made significant contributions to their respective districts and communities.

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