Wildfire Ready

June 5, 2023 is the start of wildfire season 2023 in the City of Santa Rosa. The start of the season is used to initiate compliance with the Weed Abatement Ordinance locally. The start date is determined based on local conditions in Santa Rosa. Wildfires can happen at any time, so residents should remain prepared in general, but the risk of a damaging fire is low at this time of the year locally. Residents should continue to use this page as a resource to be wildfire ready. 

Save the Date! Join the City of Santa Rosa for the 2023 Wildfire Ready Resource Fair on Saturday, August 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Finley Community Center and hear from the experts about best practices and proactive measures to effectively protect your family and home from wildfire threats. More information is coming soon!

Find information and resources on this page to learn more about what the City of Santa Rosa is doing AND what you can do to help reduce wildfire risk in Santa Rosa. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us for help.

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Ready Santa Rosa

Are you ready for an emergency, Santa Rosa? Every household must be prepared in the event Santa Rosa experiences a wildfire or other emergency. Read preparedness tips, sign up for emergency alerts, look up your evacuation zone, download a pre-evacuation checklist, review your neighborhood travel routes, and reference a go-bag packing list using the City of Santa Rosa's online emergency preparedness information and resources.


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It takes all of us.

Santa Rosa was devastated by the 2017 Northern California wildfires which, in the city alone, took 9 lives and destroyed 3,043 homes. In September 2020, the Glass Fire also impacted Santa Rosa destroying another 34 homes and damaging 23. As the community moves on in recovery from these disasters, the Santa Rosa Fire Department continues to work with residents to help prevent as well as prepare for the threat of other future wildfires. It takes each of us working together to create a more resilient community.

Contact the Santa Rosa Fire Department:
707-543-3500  |   [email protected]