Our hearts go out to those who lost lives or property in the firestorms that hit in October. North Sonoma Coast was proud to be part of the response during that time, with E4471 deployed for 16 days, and E4483 for 8 days, staffed with personnel from CAL FIRE and NSC as well as members from our neighboring Redwood Coast and Timber volunteer fire departments. Volunteers and CAL FIRE staff remaining on the coast held the fort well, maintaining 24x7 coverage and dealing with our “usual” incidents plus several small fires (which were kept from becoming large fires by the quick action of our coastal agencies). We thank and congratulate our crew members as well as their families, who all pitched in when needed and made sure that everything got done, and no call went unanswered.
- Fire Chief Bonnie Plakos