What is the difference between the Santa Rosa Fire Foundation and the Santa Rosa Fire Department?

The Santa Rosa Fire Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization. The Foundation is not directly affiliated with the City of Santa Rosa Fire Department however works closely with the Fire Department to support and enhance current programs. The Fire Department is a department of the City, funded by the City’s general fund and Measure O. The Fire department provides all-risk fire protection and emergency service to the all residents and visitors of the city of Sant Rosa and the surrounding area.