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 125 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. 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. The Administration Bureau provides for the overall management of the Department by the development of new programs, the promotion of life safety and environmental protection, the provision of administrative support for Fire Department personnel. The activities of the Administrative Bureau are directed by the Fire Department's Administrative Services Officer.

Our Goals


I am humbled and honored to lead the dedicated members of the Santa Rosa Fire Department. Our organization is committed to providing exceptional service to our community in an ever-changing and evolving environment. Our employees are committed to providing the highest level of fire protection and emergency services today, while working relentlessly to innovate new ways to better serve the community in the future. The field of fire service protection and emergency response is continues to evolve, and the Santa Rosa Fire Department is steadfast in our commitment to remain on the forefront of that change to protect and serve the community that we love.

Thank you for visiting our site.

Scott Westrope
Interim Fire Chief