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Residential Community Toxics Collection:

Every week there is a toxics collection somewhere in Sonoma County. Bring your ID to prove residency. For details and to make an appointment visit





Fireworks sales begin Saturday, June 30th and last until July 4th. Please remember that only state-approved "Safe and Sane" fireworks are allowed in the city limits, in areas outside of the high fire severity zone. Safe and sane fireworks may only be discharged on July 4th from the hours of 10am until 11pm. We wish you and your family a safe and happy 4th of July!


4th of July Fireworks Safety

Only Safe & Sane fireworks approved by the California State Fire Marshal (SFM) are allowed for use in some jurisdictions in California. Safe & Sane fireworks will always have the SFM seal on the packaging.
Safe & Sane fireworks can be purchased at approved booths in Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol and Cloverdale

All fireworks including Safe & Sane are illegal for use everywhere in Sonoma County except within the city limits of Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol and Cloverdale.
All fireworks including Safe & Sane are illegal for use everywhere in Marin County.

There is a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for possession, sale or use of illegal fireworks in the State of California


$1000 fines will be issued for the possession, sale or use of illegal fireworks.


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

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

Dave Kahn,
Battalion Chief - EMS Division

Jeff Holden,
Battalion Chief - Support Services Division

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