- Prevention & Technical Services
HELP PETALUMA BECOME A
HEARTSAFE COMMUNITY - LEARN CPR!
Cooking is the biggest cause of home fires and fire injuries. Stand by Your Pan!
DO NOT Leave Your Cooking Unattended!
Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.
- Unattended cooking is the leading cause of home fires.
- Two-thirds (67%) of home cooking fires started with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.
- Clothing was the item first ignited in less than 1% of these fires, but these incidents accounted for 16% of the cooking fire deaths.
- Three of every five (57%) reported non-fatal home cooking fire injuries occurred when the victims tried to fight the fire themselves.
- Frying poses the greatest risk of fire.
- Please review the information regarding earthquake preparation.
- Fire Chief's Welcome
- Mission & Values
- Strategic Priorities
- Annual Report FY 2012-2013
- Annual Report FY 2011 - 2012
- New Fire Department Headquarters Project Information
- Firefighter of the Year
- Feedback Form
- Sign up for emergency alerts using text messaging and social media
- Career Opportunities
- Organization Charts
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.
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.
- Station 1 (Fire Administration) – 198 'D' Street
- Station 2 (Training Facility) – 1001 N. McDowell Blvd.
- Station 3 – 831 S. McDowell Blvd.
- Fire Prevention Office (City Hall) – 22 Bassett Street
Contact InformationLeonard Thompson, Fire Chief
Battalion Chief - Fire Administration - Training
Fire Marshal/Battalion Chief – Fire Prevention & Technical Services Division
Battalion Chief - Support Services Division
Battalion Chief - Operations & Disaster Preparedness
Interim Battalion Chief - Communications, Technology, Safety & Wellness
Petaluma Fire Department Location:
198 ‘D’ St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
alternative emergency phone:
Fire Prevention Bureau Location:
22 Bassett Street
11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
City of Petaluma Special Event/Emergency Hotline 781-1283