About Us

Welcome to the Santa Rosa Fire Department!

Department Overview


The Santa Rosa Fire Department (SRFD) was established as a full time Fire Department in January of 1894. For more than 115 years the men and women of the Santa Rosa Fire Department have proudly served the citizens of Santa Rosa. Our Department takes great pride in our history and those that served before us. It is the work of our past and current employees that have built the professional organization our citizens enjoy today. The SRFD also serves as the Roseland Fire Protection District Fire Department through contract along with automatic aid agreements with the County of Sonoma, Rincon Valley and Bennett Valley Fire Protection Districts. Today, we have 138 dedicated employees serving our community.

Department Bureaus


  1. Administration
  2. Operations
  3. Fire Prevention

Administration Bureau


Since the economic downturn in 2007, the SRFD had budget reductions of over $2 million. During that time we had eliminated 17.5 positions. Our employees have participated in preventing further reductions through employee concessions. As part of budget reductions, we had to rotate fire house closures between Fire House-10, located in the Southwest, and Fire House-11 located in the Northeast.  Beginning in March of 2013 we have secured a grant from FEMA called the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant.  This grant has eliminated the rotating brown out until March of 2015.  

Our Goals


I am proud to have been selected to lead as the Fire Chief as we move forward. Our employees are dedicated to providing exceptional service to our community. Their efforts make a difference within our community every day whether it is responding a medical emergency, teaching preschool children to call 911 during an emergency, fighting a fire to protect a residents life and property, responding to a residents fire safety complaint, conducting a fire inspection to identify possible fire hazards or helping a business owner obtain their fire permit.

Thank you for visiting our site.

Anthony Gossner
Fire Chief