North Sonoma Coast Volunteer Firefighter Association (NSCVFA) is a tax-exempt volunteer organization supporting the North Sonoma Coast Fire Protection District (NSCFPD), which provides emergency services in the Sea Ranch, Annapolis, and Stewart’s Point areas of Sonoma County. NSCVFA is formed to lessen the burden of government and provide voluntary, physical, material, and related educational support to the NSCFPD for fire and emergency service related activities. A Board of Directors, elected from and by members of NSCVFA , determines the type and degree of support provided. While NSCVFA , NSCFPD,and The Sea Ranch Association (TSRA) work closely together, NSCVFA is not a part of either NSCFPD or TSRA, and derives no revenue from those entities.
The NSCVFA is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are used to provide support to the North Sonoma Coast Fire Protection District. This includes assisting with the purchase of a new emergency rescue vehicle, 4433, in 2017 and the maintenance and improvement of the North Fire Station (NFS) on Highway 1.
The Sea Ranch Volunteer Fire Department Inc. (TSRVFD), was originally created in 1973 as a nonprofit providing the volunteer fire company for The Sea Ranch. With the creation of the North Sonoma Coast Fire Protection District (NSCFPD), the mission of the TSRVFD changed, and the name changed to the North Sonoma Coast Volunteer Firefighter Association (NSCVFA). The NSCVFA now acts to support the volunteers of the NSCFPD. While the name on the side of the equipment has changed, the members of our Volunteer Fire Department continue to respond to fire and emergency calls on the North Sonoma Coast. In 2017 the volunteers responded to 311 emergency calls.
A non-profit public benefit corporation, NSCVFA is composed of highly trained and motivated volunteers. The members include the volunteer firefighter and support members of NSCFPD, and supporting members of NSCVFA as determined by the NSCVFA Board of Directors. NSCVFA volunteers raise funds to support firefighting and safety-related activities and to maintain the North Fire Station. The reward volunteers receive is not monetary; it is the satisfaction of helping friends and neighbors when the need arises. NSCVFA’s activities are supported by several fundraisers each year. Current events include a barbeque picnic held on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, a fundraising drive during the holidays, and Christmas tree sales.