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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 Chuck Breier, along with Fire Captains Paul Plakos and Phil Martin.  At present we have 18 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

    Our early September rainstorm helped to get a little moisture back in the heavy fuels, and so far the fall weather has treated us kindly with no significant wind events.  We still have some weeks to go...

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Residential pile burning will no longer be permitted as of June 13, 2022.  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.