Sonoma County Fire District (SOCO Fire) is comprised of Bennet Valley, Mountain Volunteer, Rincon Valley and the Windsor Fire Protection Districts
At a glance:
Population served: 70,000
Stations: 8 Locations
Staff, Utilities, Boat:
• 7500 - Fire Chief
• 7502 - Deputy Chief (Administration)
• 7505 - BC-Training
• 7511 -- A-Shift BC
• 7512 - B-Shift BC
• 7513 - C-Shift BC
• 7514-7419 Acting BC
• 7520 - BC Fire Marshall
• 7521 - Captain-Deputy Fire Marshall
• 7523 - Fire Inspector
• 75K9- K-9
• BC7 - On duty BC
• 7540-49 Utilities and Boat
Fire Department/Fire District/Fire Authority
What’s the difference between a fire “district” and a fire “department”?
Generally, a fire department is part of a city or county government, funded through the town’s, city’s or county’s general fund, with monies derived from sales, property, and other taxes.
A fire district is a “special” district (defined by California Health & Safety Code 13800), usually independent of any town, city or county government, funded by a portion of the ad valorem property tax and a special tax assessment on properties within its district.
Fire districts generally provide service to rural and/or unincorporated areas surrounding a town, city or several cities, although some (like Windsor) provide service within city boundaries as well as to the surrounding unincorporated areas.