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For many years, the Hessel, Twin Hills, and Freestone Fire Departments provided fire service for the rural Sebastopol area. As the region has grown, our departments have merged in an effort to reduce costs without reducing services. While our level of training, equipment, and size have changed, this is essentially the same volunteer system that has protected our area since the 1950's and 1960's. We take pride in the fact that many of our newer residents never realize the task of protecting their families and property fall into the hands of truly professional "volunteers". Please support your local volunteer fire department.