Recent Calls
Fri. Dec 15th 2017
6:32PM--Structure Fire--Samuel Drive

Firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 900 block of Samuel Drive. 

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Fri. Dec 15th 2017
2:34PM--Medical Emergency--Lakeville Street

Firefighters responded to a medical emergency in the 1000 block of Lakeville Street. 

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Thu. Dec 14th 2017
3:03PM--Medical Emergency--Knudtsen Road

Firefighters responded to a medical emergency in the 200 block of Knudtsen Road. 

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News Headlines
Fri. Dec 8th 2017
***BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS:- In the Early hours of this morning December 8th 2017 Wilmar was dispatched to the Thomas Fire in Ventura...

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Wed. Nov 29th 2017
Toys For Tots Toy Drive

Toys for Tots Toy Drive December 9th at the fire station on Bodega Ave 9:00 am-3:00 pm

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Sun. Jun 25th 2017
NEW-Newsletter Archives

New link on our website to past years newsletters, click here, or down the left side of the home page for current and archive...

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Welcome To The 

Wilmar Volunteer Fire Department's Website

 

BREAKING NEWS:- 

In the Early hours of this morning December 8th 2017 Wilmar was dispatched to the Thomas Fire in Ventura County.  They met up with a strike team around 03:00 made up of Wilmar, Graton, Cloverdale, Camp Parks and Oakland, with a strike team leader out of Napa. All are type 3 engines. Our 9471 crew consist of Kelly Bradley, Josh Hartlieb, Robert Krist and Logan Elliot. 

God speed, stay safe, our thoughts and prayers are with you...

 

"On behalf of this department and our volunteer firefighters, I would like to send out a very big 'Thank You' to our community and beyond, for all the many cards of appreciation sent to us during and after the recent devastating fires in Sonoma, Napa & surrounding Counties. Your kind words, thoughts and prayers mean a lot to us and we thank you for them" 

Mike Mickelson (Wilmar Fire Chief)

The Wilmar Volunteer Fire Departments serves an area west of Petaluma, California.  We serve over 14 square miles and 1,100 parcels of suburban, rural, and agricultural land.   Our department is comprised of over 40 dedicated and professional Volunteer Firefighters and support staff serving the community from our fire station located 3825 Bodega Avenue in Petaluma, California.

Our department responds to over 300 emergency incidents each year.  Medical emergencies make up the majority of our emergency responses.  Our personnel also respond to structure and wildland fires, hazardous materials incidents, rescues, vehicle accidents, and requests for mutual aid to our surrounding departments and across the State of California during fire season.

The department was formed in 1966 under the leadership of our first Fire Chief, Bob Mickelson.  Originally, we operated from a local ranch and our Volunteer Firefighters were property owners in the area that came together to fight fires when they occurred. 

The mission and makeup of the organization has changed over the years and now reflects the latest in technology, equipment, and professionally trained Volunteer Firefighters.  Our mission is now an all-risk one involving responses to structure fires, wildland fires, vehicle fires, auto accidents, medical emergencies, and many other types of calls for service.

Thanks to the generous donations and support of our tax our residents receive quick response from well trained, well equipped, and dedicated Volunteer Firefighters.  Our fire station provides us a centralized location to serve our community.  The fire station has three apparatus bays, an office, day room, kitchen, sleeping facilities, and a modern classroom.  The station is often staffed with Volunteer Firefighters assigned to shift work.  When it is not staffed our Volunteer Firefighters receive emergency dispatches by radio pager and text messaging and respond immediately to the fire station to staff and respond our apparatus.

We enjoy a superb working relationship with our surrounding fire agencies.  Our partners at the Petaluma Cal Fire Station respond alongside us to all of our emergency incidents ensuring a prompt response to your requests for service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Firefighters are carefully screened and put through background checks and physical examinations before beginning to serve their community.  They receive extensive training on a weekly basis training in the latest fire suppression, emergency medical, and rescue techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wilmar Volunteer Fire Department relies heavily on the financial support or our community to maintain our high level of service.  Fundraisers occur throughout the year offering our community a  fun opportunity to attend family functions while supporting their local fire department.  Please check our "News" section of the website for information on upcoming fundraisers.

We stand ready to respond to your request for service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 Thank you for your ongoing support. 

Chief Mike Mickelson (r) Kelly Brady, Asst Chief (l) & The Wilmar Fire family.

 

 

 

 

 
News Headlines
Fri. Dec 8th 2017
BREAKING NEWS:- In the Early hours of this morning December 8th 2017 Wilmar was dispatched to the Thomas Fire in Ventura County.  They met up with a strike team around 03:00 made up of Wilmar, Graton, Cloverdale, Camp Parks and Oakland, with a strike team leader out of Napa. All are type 3...
Wed. Nov 29th 2017
Toys for Tots Toy Drive December 9th at the fire station on Bodega Ave 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Sun. Jun 25th 2017
New link on our website to past years newsletters, click here, or down the left side of the home page for current and archived newsletters
Wed. Jun 21st 2017
Wilmar Newsletter July 2017
Fri. Apr 28th 2017
Tomorrow's weather forecast is showing it is going to be a great day for a parade - Saturday April 29, 2017 for Petaluma's Butter & Egg Days Parade and see Wilmar's brand new engine type 1 in the parade! We took delivery of the 2016 Spartan engine a few weeks ago and h...
***BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS:- 

In the Early hours of this morning December 8th 2017 Wilmar was dispatched to the Thomas Fire in Ventura County.  They met up with a strike team around 03:00 made up of Wilmar, Graton, Cloverdale, Camp Parks and Oakland, with a strike team leader out of Napa. All are type 3 engines. Our 9471 crew consist of Kelly Bradley, Josh Hartlieb, Robert Krist and Logan Elliot. 

God speed, stay safe, our thoughts and prayers are with you...

**Toys For Tots

Annual Toys For Tots toy drive takes place at the fire house December 9th 

Come by and drop off new toys between 9:00 am till 3:00 pm 

"Our goal is to collect 1000 toys" Says Chief Mike Mickelson.

*Holiday Safety Tips

Cal Fire Burn Permits

Cal Fire burn permits are now required

Facebook

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Fire Fact

Fire Explorer Program

Wilmar Fire began a Fire Explorer Program in the year 2000, which has been a huge success to this day.  High School students interested in the fire service are given a “hands-on” approach to all the different duties and responsibilities of a Firefighter.  Many of our Explorer’s go on to become Volunteer Firefighters for Wilmar, and some eventually end up with paid career jobs in the fire service!

 

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Wilmar's History

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Contact Information
Wilmar Volunteer Fire Department
3825 Bodega Ave.
Petaluma, CA 94952-8038
Non-Emergency: 707-765-1995
Emergency: 911 or 707-565-2121 by cell
Fax: 707-765-9406