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A Place For A Career

Application Invitation…

Petaluma Fire Department is the place for a career and is a destination department.

As an organization created to serve the public, we have developed a strong focus on customer service by empowering our personnel with the tools to always do what's best for our citizens.

If you are looking for more than a job, consider a career with the Petaluma Fire Department. The standards are high and the work is challenging and although this job may not be for everyone, it may be for you.

The salary and benefits package is competitive with other agencies. Petaluma is a wonderful community to live and raise a family but if you are looking for more affordability or your own piece of land, you can be assured that you will find affordable housing or property within a 2-hour drive and easy commute for a Firefighter/Paramedic working a 56-hour week.

We offer an excellent work environment and state of the art equipment, facilities and personal protective equipment. We value and support the training and education of our personnel and encourage increased responsibility and authority, ultimately growing to your full potential.


The City of Petaluma is located in Sonoma County's Wine Country just 39 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Centrally located on Highway 101 and the east artery Highway 116, Petaluma is ideal for exploring Sonoma County's 140 wineries, the dramatic Sonoma Coastline, Point Reyes Seashore and California's redwoods.

To apply, please visit the Human Resources webpage.


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