Recent Calls
Wed. Mar 3rd 2021
Firefighters responded to a medical emergency in the 4700 block of Bodega Avenue.
Mon. Mar 1st 2021
Firefighters responded to a medical emergency in the 2500 block of I Street.
Mon. Mar 1st 2021
Firefighters responded to investigate a report of fire in the 100 block of Purrington Road.
Sat. Feb 27th 2021
Firefighters responded to a medical emergency in the 1400 block of Eastman Lane.
Fri. Feb 26th 2021
Firefighters responded to a medical emergency in the 500 block of Lohrman Lane.
News Headlines
Tue. Mar 5th 2019
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Wilmar Newsletter July 2019
Wed. Mar 7th 2018
Come out to Wilmar Fire Station and get a great breakfast while supporting those volunteer firefighters that lost their homes while trying to save others, PANCAKE BREAKFAST Sunday March 25th, from 8 ...
Fri. Dec 8th 2017
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, Cam...
About Us

Welcome to the

Wilmar Volunteer Fire Department

"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.

Vollunteer 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 Bradley, Asst Chief (l) & The Wilmar Fire family.


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