Firefighters responded to a call for mutual aid for a vegetation fire at Southbound Highway 1 and Wilson Hill Road.
Firefighters responded to a medical emergency in the 200 block of Webster Street.
Friday, June 24th, 2022
Firefighters responded to a medical emergency in the 300 block of Kuck Lane.
Friday, June 24th, 2022
Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on Highway 101 South.
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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