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Stay Fire Safe This Winter

  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from all heat sources including fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators, space heaters or candles.
  • Never use an oven to heat your home.
  • Turn space heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. Never leave a space heater on when you leave the house.
  • Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected each year by a professional.
  • Never leave cooking unattended.
  • ALWAYS have a working smoke and carbon monoxide alarm in your home.

For more fire safety tips check out the United States Fire Administration (USFA) website:




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Department Overview

The Petaluma Fire Department provides fire, rescue and emergency medical services within the Petaluma city limits, Southern Sonoma County and a portion of Marin County. The service area covers 184 square miles and a population of 70,000 people. There are 58 paid personnel on staff; of these, 48 are divided among 3 platoons that work 24-hour rotating shifts. The minimum staffing for each shift is 15 which includes the staffing of two paramedic engine companies, one aerial ladder company and two paramedic advanced life support ambulances.

EMS Response Area Map

Serving and protecting the community of Petaluma is the department's primary goal through public education, through fire prevention and code enforcement, and through emergency response. Read the Welcome Message from the Chief and the Petaluma Fire Department Mission Statement.


Contact Information

Leonard Thompson, Fire Chief

Jessica Power,
Fire Marshal Fire Prevention & Technical Services Division

Dave Kahn,
Battalion Chief - EMS Division

Jeff Holden,
Battalion Chief - Support Services Division

Jeff Schach,
Battalion Chief - Fire Administration, Operations & Disaster Preparedness

Mike Medeiros,
Battalion Chief - Communications, Technology, Safety & Wellness, Training


Petaluma Fire Department Location:
198 ‘D’ St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
phone: 707.778.4390
alternative emergency phone:
fax: 707.931.0668
Fire Prevention Bureau Location:
22 Bassett Street
Fire Marshal
phone: 707.778.4389
fax: 707.206.6036
mailing address:
11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
City of Petaluma Special Event/Emergency Hotline 781-1283