The SVFD is an all-risk full-time career staffed fire department that provides all-risk fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to the communities of Agua Caliente, Boyes Hot Springs, Mayacamas, Diamond-A, El Verano, Fetters Hot Springs, Glen Ellen, Temelec, Seven Flags and the incorporated City of Sonoma.
City of Sonoma - Class 1
Unincorporated areas of the Sonoma Valley - Class 2/10*
Glen Ellen - Class 2/10*
Mayacamas - Class 8b/10*
* Rating is 10 when property location is greater than 5 miles from a fire station.
Fire Station Addresses:
Station 1 - 630 2nd St W, Sonoma, CA 95476 (ISO rating 1)
Station 2- 877 Center St, Sonoma, CA 95476 (ISO rating 2)
Station 3 - 1 Agua Caliente Rd W, Sonoma, CA 95476 (ISO rating 2)
Station 4 - 18798 Prospect Dr, Sonoma, CA 95476 (ISO rating 2)
Station 5 - 13445 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen, CA 95442 (ISO rating 2)
Station 8 - 3252 Trinity Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Station 9 - 4601 Cavedale Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Station 10 - 36 Wilson St, Eldridge, CA 95431 (ISO rating 2)
SVFD Fire Apparatus
Type 1 fire engines - 8 - average gallons of water 800 each - 1250-1500 gpm
Ladder Truck - 1 - 500 gallons water - 1500 gpm
Type 2 /3 fire engines - 5 - average gallons 750 gallons each
Type 5 fire engines - 2 - average gallons 300 each
Water Tenders - 3 - average 2000 gallons each
Rescues - 2
Ambulances - 6
Utility / Command Vehicles - 12
Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) Overview
The Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) is a manual containing the criteria ISO uses in reviewing the fire prevention and fire suppression capabilities of individual communities or fire protection areas. The schedule measures the major elements of a community’s fire protection system and develops a numerical grading called a Public Protection Classification (PPC®).
Our FSRS employs nationally accepted standards developed by such organizations as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International. When those organizations update their standards, the ISO evaluation changes as well. The PPC program always provides a useful benchmark that helps fire departments and other public officials measure the effectiveness of their efforts — and plan improvements.
How the FSRS works
The FSRS lists a large number of items (facilities and practices) that a community should have to fight fires effectively. The schedule is performance based and assigns credit points for each item. Using the credit points and various formulas, ISO calculates a total score on a scale of 0 to 105.5.
To receive certain PPC ratings, a community must meet minimum criteria. After a community meets those criteria, the PPC rating depends on the community’s score on the point scale. For more information, see:
- Minimum Facilities and Practices to Get a PPC Rating
- Minimum Criteria for Class 9
- Minimum Criteria for Class 8B
- Minimum Criteria for Class 8 or Better
- Scores and PPC Ratings
The FSRS considers three main areas of a community’s fire suppression system: emergency communications, fire department (including operational considerations), and water supply. In addition, it includes a Community Risk Reduction section that recognizes community efforts to reduce losses through fire prevention, public fire safety education, and fire investigation.