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About Us

The Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District is geographically located 10 miles south of the City of Santa Rosa. The district provides services to the Town of Penngrove, City of Cotati and unincorporated areas of Petaluma. The districts emergency response area is approximately 86 square miles. The total district population is approximately 25,000 people. The district covers this large area out three strategically located stations. The three fire stations operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The first is located at # 1 East Cotati Avenue in Cotati. The second station is situated at 11000 Main Street, Penngrove. The third station is located at 99 Liberty School Road, Petaluma. At the end of the first year of the merger between the two fire districts in 1993 the call volume was approximately 1,000 calls for service. In 2015, the district responded to over 2,155 calls for service, an increase of 5 % a year since 1993. The Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District supplements work force through automatic and mutual aid agreements with neighboring fire departments.

The district name was derived from the word “ Rancho,” from the Rancho Cotati Land Grant in the City of Cotati and “Adobe,” from the Adobe Fort located within the Penngrove community. The Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District was established in 1993 with the merging of the Cotati Fire Protection District and the Penngrove Fire Protection District.

The RAFD is a combination fire district, which has a full time paid staff that is supplemented with part time firefighter, volunteer fire fighters and support volunteer members of the community. There are 15 full time staff, 15 part time firefighters, 6 volunteer firefighter, 1 part time Fire Chief and Administrative Assistant.

The members of the Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District have established themselves among their peers as a dedicated hard-working group of individuals delivering outstanding services to the community.