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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

    Fire season is here!  Are you prepared for a long power outage? The potential for PG&E Public Safety Power Shut-off (PSPS) events is increasing as we go through the summer. Please prepare yourself...

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Residential burning is banned as of June 15, 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.