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    Santa Rosa Fire Department’s Post-Storm Clean-Up Tips

    The recent rain and winds have left behind a trail of debris, downed trees, and potential hazards. The Santa Rosa Fire Department has outlined the following recommendations for safe and effective post-storm cleanup. Read on...
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    New Vegetation Management Ordinance for Santa Rosa

    The City of Santa Rosa has adopted a Hazardous Vegetation and Fuels Management Ordinance, referred to as the Vegetation Management Ordinance and adopted on December 12th, 2023 by the Santa Rosa City Counsel. Read on...
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    Santa Rosa Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team: A Legacy of Excellence

    With a legacy built on expertise, state-of-the-art equipment, and a commitment to community safety, the Santa Rosa Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team remains a cornerstone of emergency response in the region. Read on...
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    Celebrating our 3rd Grade Coloring Contest Winners: Junior Fire Chief for a Day with Santa Rosa Fire

    On December 14th, several Santa Rosa City Schools third graders and their parents joined SRFD staff for a morning full of activities during our “Junior Fire Chief for a Day” event. Read on...
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    Meet Santa Rosa Fire Department’s Prevention Team!

    In the Santa Rosa Fire Department (SRFD), the roles of each member of the fire prevention bureau are vital components to our commitment to public safety. BUT what do they DO? And what services does the Prevention Team offer residents of Santa Rosa? Read on...
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    Introducing Santa Rosa Fire Department’s First Therapy Dog, Maverick!

    Meet Maverick, SRFD’s first Partner Service Dog, an 18-month-old Labrador Golden Retriever mix, trained to perform tasks that help strengthen the mental health and overall wellbeing of our first responders. Read on...
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    A Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Guide from Santa Rosa Fire Department

    As we prepare for a fun and safe Thanksgiving holiday, the Santa Rosa Fire Department is here with a friendly reminder to keep cooking safety at the forefront of your festivities. Read on...
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    Santa Rosa Fire Department Officially Declares End of 2023 Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

    The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department has officially declared the end of the 2023 wildfire season in Santa Rosa, which suspends the City’s Weed Abatement Ordinance requirements. It will also allow pile burning permits to be issued in the coming weeks. Read on...
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    Winter Ready: Fire Safety Tips

    Here are some Cold Weather Fire Safety Tips to help ensure a safe and cozy winter season for you and your loved ones! Read on...
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    Halloween Safety Does Not Have to be Spooky!

    Halloween is an exciting and spooky time of year, but it is also an important time to practice fire and personal safety. Often, decorations are the first materials to ignite in home fires and numerous others are started by candles. Read on...
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    Wildfire Weather: Exploring Weather Conditions Contributing to Wildfires, Red Flag Warnings, & More

    Several environmental factors contribute to wildfire ignition. It is helpful to understand the role weather and vegetation can play in the development and containment of wildfires and how those factors affect fire weather. Read on...
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    Fire Safety and National Fire Prevention Week with Santa Rosa Fire Department

    Santa Rosa Fire Department will be helping to educate the public about fire and life safety in line with the NFPA National Fire Prevention Week 2023 campaign “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.” Read on...
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    Santa Rosa Fire Department Awarded $7.08M Grant to Fund Additional Staffing

    The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department has been awarded a $7.08 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant. Read on...
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    Wildfire Ready: Tips for Staying Safe and Healthy When Wildfire Smoke Affects Santa Rosa

    Drift smoke from wildfire events near and far from the City of Santa Rosa can be alarming and difficult to endure physically and emotionally. Seasonally dry conditions in our area increase the potential for wildfires near or in Santa Rosa. Read on...
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    Wildfire Ready: Helping Your Kids Learn About and Prepare for Wildfires

    When helping your children learn about the historical wildfire events in Sonoma County and the City of Santa Rosa, or active wildfire events in other places in California, sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some strategies to help! Read on...
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    Wildfire Ready: Outdoor Cooking Safety and Accidental Ignition Prevention

    Outdoor cooking during wildfire season can be enjoyable and safe when you take the necessary precautions. By following these tips, you can help prevent unintentional ignition and reduce the risk of wildfires. Read on...
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    Wildfire Ready: Know your Zones! Evacuation Zone 101

    In the event of a large-scale emergency requiring mass evacuations, the City of Santa Rosa has developed designated evacuation zones for the entire community. Have you looked up what designated evacuation zone you are in? Read on...
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    Fire Prevention 101: Fire Safety in the Kitchen

    Kitchen fire safety is paramount, as kitchen fires pose a significant threat to both property and lives. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Read on...
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    September 2023: National Emergency Preparedness Month, Firefighter Story Hour, and More!

    This month, let's commit to enhancing our readiness levels, sharing knowledge, and strengthening our bonds as a community. By doing so, we can ensure that Santa Rosa remains a safe and vibrant city, no matter what challenges may arise. Read on...
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    Santa Rosa Fire and Police Departments Provide Essential Mutual Aid Across the State

    On Sunday, SRPD responded to a mutual aid request, sending a dedicated team of law enforcement to Del Norte County to assist with... Read on...
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    Attend the City of Santa Rosa’s Wildfire Ready Resource Fair on August 19

    Santa Rosa residents are invited to attend the City of Santa Rosa’s free Wildfire Ready Resource Fair, the City’s annual event focused on promoting wildfire preparedness information and building community resilience. Read on...
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    Wildfire Ready: Preparing Household Pets and Non-Commercial Livestock for a Wildfire Evacuation

    For many Santa Rosa residents, pets are family and the safety of both livestock and household pets is a big responsibility. Being prepared and proactive will increase the chances of their survival during a wildfire event. Read on...
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    Wildfire Ready: 10 Tips to Help Prepare Vulnerable Populations for a Wildfire Evacuation

    Wildfires can happen at any moment, especially during our local fire season and the threat typically increases during fall. It is especially critical that seniors and those with special needs or disabilities develop and implement their emergency plans. Read on...
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    The Santa Rosa Fire Department’s Prescribed Burns Begin July 25th

    The Santa Rosa Fire Department is currently planning a prescribed burn for the undeveloped parkland on the northwest end of Youth Community Park, between Paradise Lane and Fulton Road, south of Piner Road. Read on...
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    Wildfire Ready: Understanding the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) in Santa Rosa

    The City of Santa Rosa is an ecologically beautiful and diverse city to call home. This scenic landscape comes with its share of challenges, particularly when it comes to the wildland-urban interface (WUI). Read on...
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    City of Santa Rosa to Break Ground on Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation Project

    The City of Santa Rosa invites the media to participate in a momentous event to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Fire Station 5 Resiliency and Relocation project on July 21, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. Read on...
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    Joint Message from Police Chief Cregan and Fire Chief Westrope Ahead of July 4th Celebrations

    Following a very rainy season and several late-season storms, there is an abundance of dry seasonal grasses across Santa Rosa. Residents and visitors are strongly urged to make safe choices and NOT use fireworks when celebrating the Fourth of July. Read on...
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    Wildfire Ready: Deck and Balcony Safety Considerations for Wildfire Season

    Decks are often one of the most beautiful parts of a home, but they can also contribute to the spread of a wildfire. Read on...
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    Wildfire Ready: Warm Weather and Fire Danger Signs

    The Santa Rosa Fire Department has continued to evaluate and implement ways to communicate with our community about the threat of wildfire and the need for heightened awareness during times of elevated fire risk and extreme fire weather. Read on...
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    Wildfire Ready: Gutter Guards & Vent Screens - Why They are an Important Part of Home Hardening

    In wildfire events, 60-90% of home loss is due to embers. Installing gutter guards and retrofitting your vent screens are some of the easiest ways to protect your home against wildfires. Read on...
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    Wildfire Ready: Considerations for Using Mulch for Groundcover Within 0-5ft of Your Home

    When it comes to mulch, certain types have the potential to be more combustible than others and additional factors can contribute to this risk. Read on...
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    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 number of vehicle and equipment caused fires throughout our community and across the state. Read on...
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    Weed Abatement Ordinance Starts June 5, 2023 for Property Owners

    The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department officially declares June 5, 2023 as the start of this year’s wildfire season in the City Santa Rosa. The declaration is used to initiate compliance with local weed abatement requirements. Read on...
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    CivicReady Test Message, May 31, 2023 at 10 a.m.

    Hey, Santa Rosa! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 31, at approximately 10 a.m.! We want to keep you well-informed and that's why we are conducting a test of the CivicReady mass notification system. Read on...
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    Wildfire Ready: Maintaining Weeds & Dry Grasses During Wildfire Season

    Santa Rosa residents and landscape contractors can do their part to reduce the continued threat of wildfires this season by using proper equipment and adhering to the following recommendations when cutting and maintaining dry seasonal grasses and weeds. Read on...
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    Are you Registered for CivicReady? Upcoming System Test on May 31

    Are you receiving CivicReady messages from the Santa Rosa Fire and Police Departments? Visit SRCity.org/CivicReady to complete your CivicReady registration. A test CivicReady text and email message will be sent at approx. 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31. Read on...
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    Wildfire Ready: Ladder Fuels & Proper Removal

    WHAT are ladder fuels? A fuel ladder or ladder fuel is a Fire Service term for live or dead vegetation that allows a fire to climb up from the ground level landscape or forest floor and into the tree canopy. Read on...
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    May is Wildfire Awareness Month! Santa Rosa Fire Department is Here to Help YOU Get Ready

    The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department anticipates the start of this year’s wildfire season locally in early June in Santa Rosa. The date will be determined following late-season rains, current weather, and long-range forecasts. Read on...
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    The City of Santa Rosa is Transitioning from Nixle to CivicReady for Public Safety Alerts and News

    As of Dec. 16, 2022, the Santa Rosa Police Department and Santa Rosa Fire Department will no longer be using Nixle for public safety alerts, press releases, and information notifications and will transition to CivicReady. Read on...
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