Coming Soon to This Page: Fire Remote Automatic Weather Stations (RAWS) Information:
The Santa Rosa Fire Department (SRFD) received grant funding through FEMA and CAL OES to purchase six Remote Automatic Weather Stations (RAWS). Five of stations have been strategically placed around the city on Fire and Water Department properties and will monitor local weather conditions.
The information will provide the Fire Department and our Emergency Management team better situational awareness year-round, including fire season and winter storms. The sixth RAWS is a portable station and can be deployed around the city as needed. During the September 2022 heat event, the RAWS was placed in the upper elevations of Fountaingrove and firefighters were able to monitor the drastic differences in temperature, wind and humidity in the hills of Santa Rosa versus our valley floor.
The data will allow the SRFD to identify potential wildfire threats within the city limits and be better prepared. We plan to make that information available here for our community too.