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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Fire-Safe Fencing

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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. Residents that live within or imm...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Understanding the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)

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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. In Santa Rosa, we also refer to the portions of the City in the WUI as t...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: September 13, 2022

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

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The City is aware of the earthquake that just occurred at 6:39 p.m. today and is actively assessing any potential damage that may have occurred to City infrastructure or property. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

If you smell gas,...

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Emergency_Earthquake
Posted on: September 7, 2022

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

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Over the last several days, Santa Rosa has experienced hot and dry weather with temperatures into the triple digits. These conditions have further dried out our already drought-stressed vegetation and fuels, especially those in and around our Wildland Urb...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Excessive Heat Event Update

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Cal ISO EEA 2 Alert / Flex Alert - Conserve Power, Prepare for Potential Power OutagesThe California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) 2 today. An EEA 2 means energy deficiencies are expected and the ISO requests...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Conserve Power, Prepare for Potential Power Outages

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With excessive heat in the forecast across much of California, grid operators expect high electricity demand. They are calling for voluntary electricity conservation steps to help balance supply and demand. Flex Alerts and potential rotating block outages...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

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

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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 by using proper equipment and adhere to the f...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 31, 2022

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

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Excessive Heat Watch Upgraded to Excessive Heat Warning from 11 a.m. Saturday (9/3) through 8 p.m. Thursday (9/8)

A Moderate to High-Risk Event is forecasted for this holiday weekend. The National Weather Service has upgraded the Excessive Heat Watch to an...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 30, 2022

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

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*UPDATE: COOLING CENTER EXTENDED THROUGH THURSDAY (9/8)*

Last updated: Sept. 5, 2022, at 12:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the entire San Francisco Bay Area and Central Coast, including ALL of Santa Rosa, which...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

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

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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. Removing ladder fuels and providing adequate spacing between plants & trees can he...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Harden Your Home with Gutter Guard and Vent Screen Installations

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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 due to ember cast, radiant...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Chance of Dry Lightning

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The National Weather Service has forecasted a slight chance of thunderstorms with dry lightning tonight. This forecast has elevated fire weather concerns. The potential dry lightning in the North Bay develops overnight into the early hours tomorrow (Wedne...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 15, 2022

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

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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).   

  • Highs in mid 90s to low 100s possible far inland areas on Tuesday.

Preparedness:

  • Reduce ti...
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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Back to School & Emergency Alerts

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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 area where your child’s school is located. If your child has changed schools or will be...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 8, 2022

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

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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).

The...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 3, 2022

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

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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. This includes the use of mulch as a ground cover. Mulch can provide benefits around your home however, mul...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Wildfire Ready: One Less Spark - One Less Wildfire

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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. Most of these fires were human caused an...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 21, 2022

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

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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. Having ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Defensible Space

Home in the Wildland Urban Interface

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. Defensible space is the buffer you create between a building on your property,...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

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

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Summer is officially here which means increased outdoor activities, with the Fourth of July being no exception. The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department wants to remind residents that the possession, storage, sale, and use of all fireworks is illegal within...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 29, 2022

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

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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.

Regardless of the allure and nostalgia of firew...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

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

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UPDATE (6/23/22 @ 8:00 a.m.)The Santa Rosa Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE and Caltrans, will conduct a controlled burn on a 9.73-acre State-owned parcel located to the west of Old Redwood Highway just north of Mendocino Avenue this Saturday,...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Heat Advisory - Tuesday (6/21)

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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. The NWS considers this a Moderate to High Heat Risk event. 

  • Avoid strenuous outdoor act...
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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Heat Advisory – Friday (6/10)

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UPDATE: Heat Advisory Issued - The Excessive Heat Watch has been upgraded to a Heat Advisory for the same time period for ALL of Santa Rosa. A new graphic has been provided to replace the the previous one.

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 6, 2022

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

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department officially declares today, June 6, 2022, as the start of this year’s wildfire season in Santa Rosa. Despite another round of late season rains, recent fire activity and above average temperature this week make the de...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Know Your Emergency Alerts

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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. Some of these syst...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Understanding High Wind Advisories and Red Flag Events

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The recent warm and breezy conditions have continued to dry out drought stressed vegetation following late season rains in and around Santa Rosa. Winds can spread a wildfire quickly and can make it difficult for firefighters to control. During fire season...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

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

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department will officially declare June 6, 2022, as the start of this year’s wildfire season in Santa Rosa. The date has been determined following late season rains and based on drought conditions, current weather and long-rang...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

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

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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. Northerly winds in the hills may lead to power outages due to downed limbs or trees. Although a Red Flag Warning ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Santa Rosa Examines Ways to Improve Ambulance Services

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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. This study session explored enhancing cooperation, collaboration, and partnerships by all ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 1, 2022

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

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*WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM THURSDAY (2/3) FOR NORTH BAY VALLEYS INCLUDING ALL OF SANTA ROSA*

* WHAT… North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 45 mph expected.* IMPACTS… Gusty winds could blow around unsecured object...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 20, 2022

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

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Wind Advisory in Effect for North Bay, Including ALL of Santa Rosa from 7 AM Friday (1/21) to 7 AM Saturday (1/22).

* WHAT… North to Northeast winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts 40 to 55 mph expected. Gust of 60 to 70 mph are possible over t...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

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

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The city of Santa Rosa Fire Department has officially declared the end of the 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 a...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 19, 2021

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

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Wind Advisory in Effect for North Bay Valleys Including Santa Rosa from 8 PM Tuesday (10/19) to 4 AM Wednesday (10/20).

* WHAT… South winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 45 mph expected, locally up to or exceeding 50 mph in the windiest...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Red Flag Warning and Wind Advisory for North Bay Valleys and Mountains

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*RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS FROM 11PM SUNDAY (10/10) TO 5PM TUESDAY (10/12)*The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty north to northeast winds and low humidity. This replaces the Fire Weather Watch.

* TIMI...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Fire-Safe Roofing

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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.

During a wildfire, a home can ignite by ra...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: September 28, 2021

September 28th Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning for North Bay Mountains

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UPDATE 9/29/21 AT 12:00 P.M.

Gusty offshore winds and dry conditions will lead to locally critical fire weather conditions across the interior North Bay Mountains. Locally gusty north to northeast winds overnight will coincide with poor humidity recoveries...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Questions About Evacuation Tags?

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While evacuation tags are helpful in some communities, including rural areas where first responders may need to spend more time to reach rural residents, within the Santa Rosa city limits – a more densely populated community – evacuation tags are not util...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Wildfire Ready: Understanding High Wind Advisories and Red Flag Events

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The recent warm and breezy conditions have continued to dry out drought stressed vegetation in and around Santa Rosa.  Following the declaration of Fire Season on Monday, May 17, 2021, the recent weather conditions have caused concern amongst res...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

SRFD to Declare May 17th Official Start of Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department will officially declare May 17, 2021 as the start of this year’s wildfire season in Santa Rosa. The date has been set following several days of Red Flag Warning conditions just outside the City limits in the North Ba...

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