1. 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, including wildfires. Read on...
  2. Fire Danger Sign

    Wildfire Ready: Remote Automatic Weather Stations (RAWS) and Wildland Danger Signs

    The Santa Rosa Fire Department received grant funding through FEMA and CAL OES to purchase six Remote Automatic Weather Stations (RAWS). The city has also begun the installation of Wildfire Danger Signs in and around our Wildland Urban Interface. Read on...
  3. News Flash_Fire Safe Fencing

    Wildfire Ready: Fire-Safe Fencing

    Wooden fences or landscaped walls attached to the house can lead a wildfire right to your home, especially if plant debris, dead vegetation, or other easily ignitable yard waste and leaf litter has gathered at the bottom. Read on...
  4. House in WUI

    Wildfire Ready: Understanding the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)

    The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) is defined as the area 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...
  5. Earthquake News Flash

    Responding to the 4.4 earthquake 2 mi. north of Santa Rosa

    The City is aware of the earthquake that just occurred at 6:39 p.m. today and is actively assessing any potential damage . . . Read on...
  6. NF_CoolingCenter2

    Excessive Heat Event Update

    Cal-ISO Declares Energy Emergency Alert 2, Flex your Power Until 10 p.m. Today, Santa Rosa Cooling Center is Open Thru 7 p.m. Today Read on...
  7. Wildfire Ready_What to do During a Wildfire in Your Area

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

    Over the last several days, Santa Rosa has experienced hot and dry weather with temperatures into the triple digits. Read on...
  8. Power Lines

    Conserve Power, Prepare for Potential Power Outages

    With excessive heat in the forecast, grid operators expect high electricity demand. Conserve power and prepare for potential power outages. Read on...
  9. News Flash_Excessive Heat Warning_9.6.22

    Excessive Heat Warning Saturday (9/3) through Thursday (9/8)

    The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded the Excessive Heat Watch to an Excessive Heat Warning for the entire San Francisco Bay Area and Central Coast, including ALL of Santa Rosa from 11 a.m. Saturday (9/3) through 8 p.m. Thursday (9/8). Read on...
  10. NF_Maintaning Weeds and Dry Grasses

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

    The hot and dry conditions forecasted this Labor Day Weekend serve as a good reminder for Santa Rosa residents and landscape contractors to do their part to reduce the continued threat of wildfires this season. Read on...
  11. News Flash_Cooling Centers Open

    Cooling Center in Santa Rosa to Open this Sat. Through Thu. Evening due to Excessive Heat Warning

    *UPDATE* The City of Santa Rosa to open a cooling center at Finley Community Center from Saturday (9/3) through Thursday (9/8). Read on...
  12. News Flash_Ladder Fuels

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

    Vegetation on your property and in your yard can create a "fire ladder" that moves fire from combustible ground coverings or landscaping to taller vegetation. Read on...
  13. 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. Read on...
  14. News Flash_Thunder Lightning_8.16.22

    Chance of Dry Lightning

    The National Weather Service has forecasted a slight chance of thunderstorms with dry lightning tonight (8/16) into tomorrow morning (8/17). Read on...
  15. News Flash_Heat Risk_8.15.22

    Heat Risk Monday (8/15) through Wednesday (8/17)

    A Moderate Heat Risk Event is forecasted for today (Monday, 8/15) though Wednesday (8/17) with the hottest temperatures expected on Tuesday (8/16). Read on...
  16. News Flash_ Emergency Alerts and Back to School

    Wildfire Ready: Back to School & Emergency Alerts

    As our students return to school today, parents and guardians should ensure their SoCoAlert accounts are set up to receive potential emergency alerts for the geographic area that your child’s school is within. Read on...
  17. NF_One Less Spark

    Wildfire Training Burns – Stony Point Road – City of Santa Rosa Municipal Services Center

    The Santa Rosa Fire Department will be conducting training burns this week on the west side of the City of Santa Rosa’s Municipal Services Center located at 55 Stony Point Road. The burns will occur on Tuesday (8/9), Wednesday (8/10) and Friday (8/12). Read on...
  18. News Flash_Wildfire Ready Groundcover

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

    As you prepare for wildfires and with the ongoing drought conditions, it is important to make fire-wise decisions to protect your home and property. Read on...
  19. NF_One Less Spark

    Wildfire Ready: One Less Spark - One Less Wildfire

    Fire activity has increased around the region as we push further into our locally declared fire season in Santa Rosa. Favorable weather conditions and our responses to the fires have allowed for quick containments. Read on...
  20. go bag_NF thumbnail

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

    Being prepared for an emergency includes knowing your evacuation zone and understanding all of your ways out of your neighborhood. In the City of Santa Rosa zones are organized by neighborhoods and geographical areas instead of numbers or letters. Read on...
  21. Home in the Wildland Urban Interface

    Wildfire Ready: Defensible Space

    The peak of our local wildfire season is still on track for later this Summer and into Fall. Knowing how to create defensible space can potentially save your home and property. Read on...
  22. No Fireworks

    Santa Rosa Fire Department Reminds Residents About Use and Dangers of Fireworks in Advance of Fourth

    The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department wants to remind residents that the possession, storage, sale, and use of all fireworks is illegal within the City of Santa Rosa. Read on...
  23. News Flash_2022JointChiefMessage

    Joint Message from Police Chief Cregan and Fire Chief Westrope Ahead of July 4th Celebrations

    Following late season rains, a growth of now dry seasonal grasses and ongoing drought conditions, we urge Santa Rosans to make safe choices and NOT use fireworks when celebrating the Fourth of July this year. Read on...
  24. News Flash_Prescribed Burn_6.11.22

    Santa Rosa Fire Department to Conduct Prescribed Burn on Old Redwood Highway

    This is the rescheduled prescribed burn originally scheduled for June 11, which is now scheduled for June 25. Read on...
  25. News Flash_Heat Advisory_6.20.22

    Heat Advisory - Tuesday (6/21)

    The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for inland areas throughout the Bay Area, including ALL of Santa Rosa, from 10AM to 10PM Tuesday, June 21. Read on...
  26. News Flash_Heat Advisory_6.8.22

    Heat Advisory – Friday (6/10)

    The National Weather Service (NWS) has Upgraded the Excessive Heat Watch to a Heat Advisory for inland areas throughout the Bay Area, including ALL of Santa Rosa from, 11AM Friday to 10PM Friday. Read on...
  27. Firefighters in burnt field

    Santa Rosa Fire Department Declares Official Start of Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

    Residents reminded to maintain properties and keep emergency plans current. Read on...
  28. Know Your Emergency Alerts

    Know Your Emergency Alerts

    With the recent fire activity locally and the start of Fire Season in Santa Rosa on June 6, it is important to understand the different warning notifications and systems public safety officials will use to alert you during an emergency. Read on...
  29. Red Flag being raised on flag pole at fire station

    Wildfire Ready: Understanding High Wind Advisories and Red Flag Events

    During fire season, the Fire Department often receives questions about winds and our goal is to help residents better understand how winds contribute to wildfires and explain how we can all be better prepared for those windy, hot summer days. Read on...
  30. Firefighters in burnt field

    Santa Rosa Fire Department to Declare Official Start of Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

    Residents reminded to prepare properties and make emergency plans. Read on...
  31. News Flash_Wind Advisory_5.19.22

    Wind Advisory in Effect Thursday (5/19) through Friday (5/20)

    A Wind Advisory has been issued for the North Bay Interior Mountains from tonight (Thursday, 5/19) at 11 PM to tomorrow (Friday, 5/20) at 2 PM. Read on...
  32. Female Medic

    Santa Rosa Examines Ways to Improve Ambulance Services

    In the Feb. 15 Santa Rosa City Council Study Session, Fire Chief Scott Westrope presented follow-up information about the city’s ambulance service delivery options. Read on...
  33. News Flash)_Wind Advisory_2.1.22

    Wind Advisory/High Wind Watch in Effect through Thursday (2/3)

    The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the North Bay Valleys, including ALL of Santa Rosa and has also issued a High Wind Watch for the North Bay Mountains through 9AM Thursday (2/3) Read on...
  34. News Flash_Wind Advisory_1.20.22

    Wind Advisory in Effect Friday (1/21) through Saturday (1/22)

    The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the North Bay, including ALL of Santa Rosa from 7 AM Friday (1/21) to 7 AM Saturday (1/22). Read on...
  35. News Flash_End of 2021 Wildfire Season

    Santa Rosa Fire Department Officially Declares End of 2021 Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

    While conditions around the region and state currently vary, locally, Santa Rosa received roughly 11 inches of rain in the month of October and the threat of significant fires in the community has been minimized. Read on...
  36. News Flash_Wind Advisory_10.19.21

    Wind Advisory in Effect Tuesday (10/19) through Wednesday (10/20)

    The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the North Bay Valleys including Santa Rosa from 8 PM Tuesday (10/19) through 4 AM Wednesday (10/20). Read on...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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
  40. 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...
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