Fire Safe Sonoma is your countywide Fire Safe Council
Working with Sonoma County residents to protect communities before the fire.
The primary objective and purpose of Fire Safe Sonoma is to provide education, exchange information and foster wildland fire prevention and safety throughout the County of Sonoma.
History of Fire Safe Sonoma
Fire Safe Sonoma is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and is the lead Fire Safe Council for Sonoma County. Fire Safe Sonoma has been educating residents about wildfire prevention and safety for nearly 25 years, taking on large-scale fuel reduction projects, and assisting local community groups with wildland fire risk reduction. Although Fire Safe Sonoma receives some donations, the efforts of the organization are primarily grant-funded. Fire Safe Sonoma routinely acts as a liaison between local communities and agencies and is constantly seeking grant funding for wildfire safety-related projects. The organization also acts as a fiscal sponsor for projects across the County.
The Board of Directors
The board of Fire Safe Sonoma is currently comprised of nine members with over a century of expertise in wildland fire safety.
The Executive Board:
President, Roberta MacIntyre, has over 35 years of fire service experience and served as the Sonoma County Fire Marshal for 7 years.
Vice President, Vern Losh, has spent most of his adult life in the fire service and has served as the Sonoma County Fire Chief.
Treasurer, Ken Hite, has a long history of financial and contracts expertise with non-profits
Secretary, Linda Collister, Former Fire Marshal for the City of Healdsburg,
Steve Mosiurchak, Fire Marshal / Fire Warden for the County of Sonoma
Marshall Turbeville, CAL FIRE Battalion Chief and Chief of the Northern Sonoma County Fire Protection District
Paul Lowenthal, Fire Marshal for the Santa Rosa Fire Department
Tara Cornelisse, Community Stewardship Manager at LandPaths
Geoff Peters, founded Northern Sonoma County CERT under the auspices of the Cloverdale and the Northern Sonoma County Fire Protection Districts.
Fire Safe Sonoma Staff:
Marika Ramsden is a graduate of the Scottish University of Saint Andrews with a master’s degree with honors in Sustainable Development and serves as Fire Safe Sonoma’s Executive Coordinator.
Mason Inumerable has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside, and is in his second year as a GrizzlyCorps Fellow with Fire Safe Sonoma.