1. New Flash_Red Flag Warning_Wind Advisory_10.10.21

    Red Flag Warning and Wind Advisory for North Bay Valleys and Mountains

    Red Flag Warning in Effect 11PM Sunday (10/10) to 5PM Tuesday (10/12) and Wind Advisory in Effect for North Bay Mountains 11PM Sunday (10/10) to 8PM Monday (10/11) and North Bay Valleys 9AM to 8PM Monday (10/11). Read on...
  2. NF_Fire-Safe Roofing

    Wildfire Ready: Fire-Safe Roofing

    Roofs can be a home’s vulnerability to wildfires. It is important to know which roofing materials to use and what can be done on and around your roof to help reduce the chances of a fire spreading to it. Read on...
  3. News Flash_Red Flag Warning_9.29.21

    September 28th Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning for North Bay Mountains

    The National Weather Service has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and is in effect 11PM Wednesday (9/29) through 11AM Thursday (9/30). Read on...
  4. NF_09-23-2021_Fencing.jpg

    Wildfire Ready: Fire-Safe Fencing

    A wooden fence or landscape wall attached to the house can lead a wildfire right to your home, especially if plant debris, dead vegetation, or other flammable yard waste and leaf litter has gathered at the bottom. Read on...
  5. Red Flag 09.19.21

    September 17th Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning for North Bay Mountains

    The National Weather Service has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains starting at 11PM tonight (9/19) to 8PM Monday (9/20). Read on...
  6. CC_09_16_21_Maintaining Your Preparedness

    Wildfire Ready: Maintaining Your Preparedness

    Wildfire seasons have been more destructive in recent years and have the potential to be longer in duration locally. The level of preparedness in our community has greatly improved at a personal and regional level in response to the changing conditions. Read on...
  7. NF_What to do During a Wildfire in Your Area

    Wildfire Ready: What to Do During a Wildfire in your Area

    Wildfires occur without warning and evacuation orders can be issued quickly. You should be prepared to take the necessary steps to help increase your chances for an efficient and safe evacuation. Learn what to do when it’s time to go! Read on...
  8. News Flash_Red Flag Warning_9.9.21

    Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning for Dry Lightning Issued for ALL of Sonoma County

    A Red Flag Warning has been issued and will go into effect from 5PM today (Thursday, 9/9) to 11AM tomorrow (Friday, 9/10) for the potential of dry lightning and gusty/erratic winds Read on...
  9. News Flash_National Preparedness Month

    Wildfire Ready: National Preparedness Month

    September is National Preparedness Month, and the City of Santa Rosa wants to highlight the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. Read on...
  10. NF_Evacuating Pets and Animals I

    Wildfire Ready: Tips for Preparing to Evacuate Pets and Animals

    Pets are an important member of your family, so they need to be included in your family’s emergency plan. Owners of pets and animals should plan and prepare to evacuate their pets in the event of a wildfire. Read on...
  11. News Flash_Wildfire Ready_Preparing Our Vulnerable Populations to Evacuate

    Wildfire Ready: Preparing Our Vulnerable Populations to Evacuate from a Wildfire

    The City of Santa Rosa has made significant enhancements in our ability to alert and warn our community in the event of a disaster. Our goal is to provide early notification whenever possible, so our community has time to safely evacuate. Read on...
  12. News Flash_Red Flag Warning Canceled_8.18.21

    August 18th Red Flag Warning Canceled Early

    The National Weather Service has canceled the Red Flag Warning a little early. Little to no winds materialized in the SR area as of noon today (8/18). Residents in SoCo can still expect smoke from the Northern California wildfires to push into our region. Read on...
  13. NF_SoCoAlert and Back to School

    Wildfire Ready: Back to School & Emergency Alerts

    As our students return to school, parents and guardians should ensure their SoCoAlert accounts are set up to receive potential emergency alerts for an area that your child’s school is within. Read on...
  14. NF_AlertTest-8.17.21

    Alert and Warning Exercise on August 17

    The County of Sonoma, City of Santa Rosa, and National Weather Service will conduct an alert and warning exercise on August 17 for select Santa Rosa neighborhoods and NOAA Weather Radio owners countywide Read on...
  15. News Flash_Wildfire Ready_Equipment Safety

    Wildfire Ready: Maintaining Weeds & Dry Grasses During Fire Season with Proper Equipment & Protocols

    Sonoma County residents and landscape contractors are urged to use proper equipment and adhere to recommendations when cutting dry seasonal grasses in an effort to help reduce the threat of fires this wildfire season. Read on...
  16. House in WUI

    Wildfire Ready: Understanding the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)

    The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) is defined as areas where homes and buildings are built near or among lands prone to wildland fire. The WUI is a geographical area, not a place. Read on...
  17. House deck

    Wildfire Ready: Preparing Your Deck For Fire Season and Making it Safer

    Decks are often one of the most beautiful parts of a home, but they can also contribute to the spread of a wildfire. There are critical steps that you can take, including choosing the appropriate type of material used to build the balcony or deck. Read on...
  18. News Flash_Red Flag Warning Canceled_7.19.21

    July 19th Red Flag Warning Canceled for Dry Lightning

    The National Weather Service has canceled the Red Flag Warning. Convection no longer looks favorable for the region so they have canceled the Red Flag Warning which includes the North Bay Mountains and upper elevations of Sonoma County. Read on...
  19. Trees and Shrubs

    Wildfire Ready: Removing Ladder Fuels & Properly Spacing Plants and Trees on Your Property

    Vegetation on your property & in your yard can create a "fire ladder" & move fire from combustible ground coverings or landscaping to taller vegetation. Removing ladder fuels & properly spacing between plants & trees can help make your home Wildfire Ready Read on...
  20. News Flash_Excessive Heat Warning_7.8.21

    Excessive Heat Warning 12PM Friday (7/9) through 11PM Sunday (7/11)

    *UPDATE - Heat Advisory Issued For North Bay Valleys* The National Weather Service has now issued a Heat Advisory for the North Bay Valleys from 12PM Friday, 7/9, through 11PM Sunday, 7/11. This advisory includes ALL of Santa Rosa. Read on...
  21. News Flash_Gutter Guards Vent Screens

    Wildfire Ready: Harden Your Home with Gutter Guard and Vent Screen Installations

    Installing gutter guards and retrofitting your vent screens are some of the easiest ways to protect your home against wildfires. This is also known as home hardening and helps improve the chances of your home withstanding a fire. Read on...
  22. News Flash_Groundcovers

    Wildfire Ready: Considerations for Using Mulch for Groundcover Around the Home

    As you continue to prepare for wildfires and the current drought conditions, it is important to make fire-wise decisions to protect your home and property. This includes the use of mulch as a ground cover. Read on...
  23. No Fireworks

    SR Fire Department Reminds Residents About Use & Dangers of Fireworks in Advance of Fourth of July

    The SR Fire Department reminds residents that the possession, storage, sale & use of all fireworks is illegal within the City of SR. It is also illegal to purchase “Safe & Sane” fireworks from neighboring cities & bring them into SR. Read on...
  24. Firefighters in burnt field

    Wildfire Ready: One Less Spark—One Less Wildfire

    The “One Less Spark—One Less Wildfire” campaign is designed to provide constant reminders during this fire season to reduce the numbers of vehicle and equipment fires throughout our community and across the state. Read on...
  25. News Flash_Heat Advisory_6.14.21

    Heat Advisory and Excessive Heat Warning

    The NWS issued a Heat Advisory for the North Bay, including all of SR, in effect 11AM Wed (6/16) thru 1PM Fri (6/18). The Heat Advisory for Wed will upgrade to an Excessive Heat Warning for North Bay Mtns ONLY from 11AM Thu (6/17) thru 1PM Friday (6/18). Read on...
  26. Go Bag essentials

    Wildfire Ready: Know Your Zone, Learn Your Ways Out, Prepare a Go Bag

    Being prepared for an emergency includes assembling a go bag, knowing your evacuation zone, and learning all the ways out of your neighborhood Read on...
  27. Home in the Wildland Urban Interface

    Wildfire Ready: Ensuring Defensible Space on Your Property

    Residents within or around the wildland urban interface can learn more about the zones that make up the 100’ of defensible space in wildfire prone areas, and take actions to ensure your property is wildfire ready Read on...
  28. Know Your Emergency Alerts

    Know Your Emergency Alerts

    Emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time and the City uses multiple notification systems to make sure emergency alerts are delivered to the people who need the information Read on...
  29. Local and federal elected officials post for a photo at the former site of Fire S

    $33.9M in Federal Funding Allocated to City for Rebuilding & Resiliency

    Funds will support unmet needs for rebuilding City infrastructure damaged during the 2017 wildfires AND for infrastructure improvements to protect the community from future disasters Read on...
  30. News Flash_City Logo

    Questions About Evacuation Tags?

    Read why evacuation tags are helpful in some communities, including rural areas, but are not utilized as part of the City of Santa Rosa's community evacuation strategy Read on...
  31. Hire Fire Danger Flag being raised on Red Flag Day

    Wildfire Ready: Understanding High Wind Advisories and Red Flag Events

    Helping residents better understand how winds contribute to wildfire and how we can all be better prepared for those windy, hot summer days
  32. SRFD_Declares Fire Season 2021 (2)

    SRFD to Declare May 17th Official Start of Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

    The Fire Department is asking residents, especially those who live within or around the City’s Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) area, to take steps to prepare properties and update household emergency plans in anticipation of an active wildfire season. Read on...
  33. RFW_5.7.21

    Red Flag Warning In Effect from 11pm Friday, 5/7 to 6am, Monday 5/10 for North Bay Mountains

    The NWS is forecasting moderate early season offshore wind event beginning 11pm Friday, 5/7 to 6am Monday, 5/10 for North Bay Mountains over 1000ft elevation Read on...
  34. News Flash_City of Santa Rosa Names New Fire Chief

    City of Santa Rosa Names New Fire Chief

    Scott Westrope to take helm of Santa Rosa Fire Department. Read on...
  35. News Flash_Fuel Mitigation Burning Ordinance
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