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. 



 May 12, 2022

A vacancy exists for the Board of Directors of the Gold Ridge Fire Protection District.  This vacancy will be filled pursuant to California Government Code section 1780. Special districts; method of filling vacancies on elected governing boards; term.

All interested parties must submit a letter of interest along with a resume to the Gold Ridge Fire Protection District Board of Directors, 4500 Hessel Road, Sebastopol, 95472 prior to 4:00pm May 27th 2022.

The vacant position will be filled at the regularly scheduled Board meeting on  June 1, 2022 at Gold Ridge Fire Station 2, 1690 Watertrough Road.

For further information regarding this opening, please contact Administrative Assistant Leslie McCormick at (707) 823-1084 or email