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Fire Preparedness And Response

On October 18, 2021 NSCFPD held a virtual forum on "Fire Preparedness and Emergency Response on the North Sonoma Coast".  A video of the forum, as well as copies of the presentations made, are available at the links below.  The forum addressed these topics:

  • Your local fire department: What is it? Who is it?
  • What resources respond to emergencies on the North Sonoma Coast?
  • What is the risk for major wildfire in our area, and what are ways to mitigate the risk?
  • What should you do to prepare for an emergency?
  • What notification systems are available?
  • Evacuation maps and resources
  • Q&A session, with additional panelists from the fire district and local agencies.

Video of the Forum

Timestamps of sections of the meeting in the video:

00:00:00 Chief Plakos explaining NSCFPD and other local response agencies
00:31:03 Battallion Chief Turbeville on fire behavior, preparedness, and potential
01:03:10 Captain Miller and Deputy Myers on fire inspections, evacuation information
01:20:30 Notification systems
01:28:58 Q&A

Slides From Chief Plakos' Presentation

Slides From Chief Turbeville's Presentation

Slides Regarding Notification and Alert Systems


picture of a burn pile

Burning requires a CAL FIRE permit as of May 1, 2023.  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.