1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. News Flash_Red Flag Warning Canceled_7.19.21

    CANCELED: Red Flag Warning is 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. News Flash_2021JointChiefMessage

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

    In the face of extreme heat, low humidity, and record drought conditions, the Chiefs urge Santa Rosans to make safe choices and NOT use fireworks when celebrating the Fourth of July this year. Read on...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. News Flash_Fuel Mitigation Burning Ordinance


Local Alerts for Local Emergencies -- The County of Sonoma has a new emergency notification system and it’s called SoCoAlert. If you register, you will receive first-hand instructions to protect lives and property should an emergency threaten your location. You will not receive non-emergency announcements such as traffic delays or notices of community events. With

SoCoAlert you’ll be able to receive alerts via home phone, text, email, social media, Voice over Internet Phone (VoIP), and TTY/TDD phones for the hearing impaired.

Sign-up online at SoCoAlert.com or by phone at 866-939-0911. Download the free app from CodeRED and receive notifications where you are!  Get your friends and family to sign up and be informed.