Bennett Valley Fire Department Staff and Emergency Vehicles
Fire Department personnel responding to house fire
The Gold Ridge Fire Protection District was formed in 1993 when the Fire Districts of Hessel and Twin Hills merged, serving the communities of Hessel, Twin Hills, and Freestone. We offer all-risk fire protection and emergency medical response across 75 square miles of rural Sebastopol and mutual aid to all surrounding fire districts. The District is made up of ten full-time employees, several part-time employees, and approximately 50 volunteers. Paid staff work a 48 hour on-duty, 96 hour off-duty schedule covered by three rotating shifts. 


August 3, 2022 Regular Board Meeting Agenda  


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the Gold Ridge Fire Protection District adopted a preliminary budget for fiscal year 2022-2023 at their regular meeting on June 1, 2022. Said preliminary budget is available at Gold Ridge Fire Station 1, 4500 Hessel Rd. Sebastopol, CA, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for inspection by interested taxpayers.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Board of Directors have set Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 7:00 p.m., at Gold Ridge Fire Protection District, Station No. 1 located at 4500 Hessel Rd. Sebastopol, CA, as the date, time and place for public hearing and adoption of a final budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.