From February 1 until May 1 the chipper equipment will undergo maintenance. The program will also undergo evaluation and planning, which will include assisting local government agency partners with completing fire fuels reduction projects.
Applications received during this time will be placed in queue on a first-come, first served basis for chipping services after May 1. If you would like to be on the waiting list, we ask that you keep us informed of any change in pile status prior to the May start.
Please note: The purpose of the program is to create defensible space, specifically around the home, structures and access routes to the structures, for properties located in the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County. Services such as fuel breaks, fuel management and defensible space greater than 100 feet from structures and 15 feet from edges of access roads to those structures fall outside the scope of the program.
If you are interested in submitting an application for chipping services, find out more about the Chipper Program Guidelines.
The following has been released and is Chapter 13A of the Sonoma County Fire Code relating to Hazardous Vegetation and Combustible Materials Ordinance, Please click on the undelined link to read the full details
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!