Fitch Mountain Fire Information

Healdsburg resident, Mr. Eric Drew, gave the fire department the historic picture of the City of Healdsburg and Fitch Mountain to compare the amount of vegetation that has grown on Fitch Mountain from 1928 to 2005 (picture below). On a regular basis, the fire department initiates a campaign to educate those city residents whom live on or adjacent to Fitch Mountain as to the wildfire hazards that are present in the area. In fact, because most of Fitch Mountain has been designated by the State as a Fire Severity Zone, it is subject to specific fire safe regulations which we enforce each spring when we send out abatement notices during our Weed Abatement program.

How You Can Help Prevent Fires

Whereas, the notices many of you may receive provide guidance as to the vegetation clearance you need to take in order to maintain compliance with the regulations, there are a number of other measures you can take that will not only help you before a fire, but increase your safety when 1 occurs.
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Fitch Mountain 1928
Fitch Mountain 2005
Map of Fitch Mountain Evacuation Travel Route Options. To that end, we have developed a Fitch Mountain map with options for evacuation travel routes that you can download.

In addition, the Fitch Mountain Informational Brochure (PDF) may also be helpful. It has nine bullet points that will provide you the most effective means to meet this goal. Please take the time to review this document and implement the suggestions included.

This is particularly important as dry conditions and other factors has led to a more active fire season being for all of Sonoma County. We encourage you to take advantage of the free chipper program by contacting Permit Sonoma Fire Prevention at (707) 565-1152.
We also encourage you to get involved with the Fitch Mountain Association which has established neighborhood fire safety groups in most areas on the mountain and who welcome your participation. Please contact Pat Abercrombie at 
For more information on how to be fire safe please visit the following websites:
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