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Chief's Corner

A Message From The Fire Chief

Your Cloverdale Fire Protection District is an independent fire district having its own governing Board of Directors.  The area protected by the district includes the City of Cloverdale and surrounding areas; east to the Geysers, west to  Lake Sonoma, north to the Mendocino County line and South to Zanzi Lane.

The Cloverdale Fire Protection District has a long-standing tradition of providing the highest level of public safety service to our citizens with pride.  The fire district protects over 75 square miles in northern Sonoma County.  Providing service to such a large area is a challenge.  Revenue received from property tax and a special tax is not adequate to sustain a paid fire department.  The fire district depends on volunteer firefighters to fulfill staffing needs. The fire district employs six full-time firefighters in addition to its volunteer work force.   

Firefighters attend training sessions each week from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  Additional training is often scheduled on weekends.  The commitment to become a firefighter in our community is extensive.  Added to the time commitment for training is the routine call out for emergencies.  Personnel are on call 24 hours a day and often respond throughout the night to fires, emergency medical aids, rescues and hazardous material incidents.  Each year firefighters respond to approxiametly1000 emergencies throughout northern Sonoma County.  As you sleep, your dedicated volunteer and professional firefighters are in the community providing service.  Many of these dedicated professionals then go on to work in their regular line of employment.  The fire district cannot express enough gratitude to our personnel.  It is rewarding to see how frequently our citizens share their appreciation for the services we deliver.

I am very proud to lead this dedicated organization as we move forward.   The Cloverdale Fire Protection District Board of Directors and I encourage your participation in our effort to provide the highest level of service we can provide.  If you have any comments, or would like to attend our public board meetings, please contact our office at 894-3545. The Fire District Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 pm, at the fire station located at 451 S. Cloverdale Blvd.


Jason L. Jenkins Fire Chief