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About Us

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The North Sonoma Coast Fire Protection District serves the very northwestern corner of Sonoma County.  We serve primarily the communities of The Sea Ranch, Annapolis, and Stewarts Point and all residents within the boundaries of the district as shown in the map on this page. To the east, our neighbor district is the similarly-named Northern Sonoma County FPD (formerly Geyserville FPD).  To the north in Mendocino County we have South Coast and Redwood Coast FPDs.  To the south, Timber Cove FPD, and Fort Ross VFC.

The NSCFPD company is composed of highly trained and motivated volunteers who live and/or work in the district. One of your neighbors may be a volunteer firefighter; the only way you might know is by the odd hours he or she may race out of the driveway to head for the fire station.

Volunteers participate in many hours of training to equip themselves for the jobs they do in NSCFPD. Some members are Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), others have special training in driving and operating the fire apparatus and still others may have training in rescue techniques, vehicle extrication or other special skills. NSCFPD and CAL FIRE personnel respond together to emergency calls. The reward volunteers receive is not monetary; it is the satisfaction of helping friends and neighbors when the need arises.

CAL FIRE, under contract, provides emergency response, administrative, maintenance and training services to the Department. This contract is funded through your real property taxes. As the rural fire department for the state of California, CAL FIRE is uniquely qualified to offer broad resources to the district and to enhance the volunteers’ skills and abilities. CAL FIRE provides at least two (and often more) duty officers at all times and staffs the fire equipment located at the South Station on Annapolis Road. During fire season the South Station is enhanced by a seasonal crew of CAL FIRE wildland firefighters.

Our department is also supported by our associated nonprofit 501(c)(3), the North Sonoma Coast Volunteer Firefighter Association.

Chief's Corner

  • Chief's Message

    We are always happy to see rain...although recent events have been a bit too much of a good thing.  I thank the incredible team of volunteer firefighters, CAL FIRE, TSRA Staff, and public agencies...

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Residential pile burning no longer requires a CAL FIRE permit as of December 11, 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.

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Position available for those who are willing to be awakened in early hours from sound sleep to run out of their homes in the most inclement weather, to face an hour or more of exhausting, hazardous, physically demanding labor in a heavily insulated, poorly ventilated, unfashionable outfit.  Interested? 

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