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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.

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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.

 


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Contact Information

Larry B. Anderson, Fire Chief

Jeff Schach,
Battalion Chief - Administration & EMS Division

Cary Fergus

Fire Marshal

Phil Sutsos,
Battalion Chief - Support Services Division

Jeff Holden,
Battalion Chief - Operations & Training

Russ Rasmussen,
Battalion Chief - Communications & Technology

 

Petaluma Fire Department Location:
198 ‘D’ St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
phone: 707.778.4390
alternative emergency phone:
707.762.4545
fax: 707.762.4547
email:
firedept@ci.petaluma.ca.us
Fire Prevention Bureau Location:
22 Bassett Street
Cary Fergus
Fire Marshal
phone: 707.778.4389
fax: 707.776.3642
mailing address:
11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
City of Petaluma Special Event/Emergency Hotline 781-1283