The Healdsburg Fire Department, established in 1858, is responsible for protecting the life, environment, and property of its citizens and community from the dangers of fire and hazardous materials incidents and by providing emergency first aid response to medical emergencies.
The Police Department is responsible for the protection of life and property, the maintenance of order, the control and prevention of crime, and the enforcement of motor vehicle laws and regulations.
Map: Evacuation Zones
We worked with the County of Sonoma in the spring of 2021 to create new evacuation zones for Healdsburg. We are also creating an online "address look-up" tool where you can input your address and learn which evacuation zone you live in. We will post that as soon as it's ready.
In working with Sonoma County Sheriff, we decided that this approach to smaller zones will serve us better in the long run because it:
- Allows for greater flexibility when evacuating community members.
- Allows for zones to be more universal so they work just as well for floods, for example, as they do for wildfires.
- Allows for a more orderly re-population so it's easier and less confusing when people return after a disaster.
- Allows our police department to be more strategic when it comes to operations.
Emergency Preparedness Brochure
The City of Healdsburg has developed a multi-page English- and Spanish-language emergency-preparedness resource for the community. Created by the City Manager’s Office and the Fire and Police Departments, the brochure includes best practices on how you can prepare for disasters such as wildfires, and floods.
The overriding message of this resource: Prepare for a disaster now. Do you have a communications plan in case you get separated from family members? Do you have an emergency “go-bag” with necessities such as clothing, medication, and food? What’s your pet emergency plan? Don’t wait: Prepare now.
Download: Click the image or here to download a printable PDF of the brochure.
Utility Wildfire Safety
Unlike most municipalities, the City of Healdsburg operates its own electric utility, and the community benefits from lower electric rates compared with PG&E. Go here to learn how our Electric Department is preparing for disasters and what you should do prepare you and your family for public-safety power shutdowns.