Welcome to the Santa Rosa Fire Department!
Department OverviewThe Santa Rosa Fire Department (SRFD) was established as a full time Fire Department in January of 1894. For more than 125 years the men and women of the Santa Rosa Fire Department have proudly served the citizens of Santa Rosa. Our Department takes great pride in our history and those that served before us. It is the work of our past and current employees that have built the professional organization our citizens enjoy today. Today, we have 138 dedicated employees serving our community.
Administration Bureau Since the economic downturn in 2007, the SRFD had budget reductions of over $2 million. During that time we had eliminated 17.5 positions. Our employees have participated in preventing further reductions through employee concessions. As part of budget reductions, we had to rotate fire house closures between Fire House-10, located in the Southwest, and Fire House-11 located in the Northeast. The Administration Bureau provides for the overall management of the Department by the development of new programs, the promotion of life safety and environmental protection, the provision of administrative support for Fire Department personnel. The activities of the Administrative Bureau are directed by the Fire Department's Administrative Services Officer.
Operations Bureau Our Fire Operations Bureau manages ten fire stations strategically located around the City. Santa Rosa's ten Fire Engines and two Truck Companies are located to meet the City's General Plan goal of the first resource arrival within 5 minutes of dispatch 90% of the time. A secondary goal is to provide a full assignment response to larger incidents within 8 minutes 90% of the time. The SRFD Fire Department responds to over 26,400 responses per year to fire, emergency medical, rescue and hazardous material incidents.
Our Firefighters are trained to respond to specialized rescue incidents involving water, trench collapse, confined space and urban search and rescue. These emergencies require specialized training, certification and equipment. Several of our members serve as part of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue California US&R Task Force 4. The team is deployed as part of the nation's response to disasters within and outside the U.S. Each fire engine is staffed with a Firefighter trained as a Paramedic. The Paramedic provides advanced life support services. This program is funded in part through a private public partnership with American Medical Response.
Fire Prevention Bureau Our Fire Prevention Bureau personnel provide fire prevention services including fire code permitting, hazardous materials management, weed and vegetation management, fire investigation and community outreach services. Our Fire Prevention Bureau has a long standing relationship with the development community. We have developed specific standards, plan review and inspection checklists to assist developers and contractors proactively to have access to the established requirements. These standards are online and available from our support staff. The Fire Prevention Bureau is partially funded by fees which are paid for by those requesting our services which helps reduce our need for general funds.
Our GoalsI am humbled and honored to lead the dedicated members of the Santa Rosa Fire Department. Our organization is committed to providing exceptional service to our community in an ever-changing and evolving environment. Our employees are committed to providing the highest level of fire protection and emergency services today, while working relentlessly to innovate new ways to better serve the community in the future. The field of fire service protection and emergency response is continues to evolve, and the Santa Rosa Fire Department is steadfast in our commitment to remain on the forefront of that change to protect and serve the community that we love.
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