1. 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...
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    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...
  3. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  6. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
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    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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  24. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
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    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...
  32. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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
  37. 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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