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Volunteer Fire Department

The firefighters supported by NSCFPD are all volunteer.  Our volunteers are of many ages (most older than you might think), from many different backgrounds and professions.  The things that we have in common are a desire to help our neighbors in times of need and a passion for learning and then using the skills required to perform emergency service, as part of a dedicated team. 

The Volunteer Fire Department is led by Fire Chief Bonnie Plakos and Assistant Fire Chief Chris Aitchison, along with Fire Captains Dave Pelzer, Chuck Breier, and Paul Plakos.  At present we have 16 active firefighters, including the officers, and 4 "support" members (who provide non-firefighting tasks to the department).  We are always looking for more colleagues!  If interested please read the How to Join Us page for more information.

Chief's Corner

  • Chief's Message

    Whew!  The first rains have come, and we see the close of the 2020 "fire season" approaching.  It has been a long, hard year.  With the start of the rainy season we can take a breath and hope to find...

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Partial burn permit suspension lifted as of November 23, 2020. NSCFPD is in the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District (NSCAPCD). You can find your air quality district here. See here for residential debris burn permit information from CAL FIRE.