Below is a list of organizations and resources for Bodega Bay’s public services. Please contact each organization directly for questions or more information.
Please be aware that CELLULAR PHONE SERVICE ALONG THE COAST IS SPOTTY AT BEST.
Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department
Emergency: 911 or 565-2121
As part of the 911 Emergency System, a helicopter may be dispatched when quick transport is needed
Sonoma County Sheriff’s Marine Unit at Bodega Bay
The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Marine Unit is responsible for patrolling all of the extensive waterways in Sonoma County. Their mission is boating safety, education, search and rescue, and enforcement of Maritime Law, Federal Law, State Law, and County Ordinances. The personnel assigned to this unit are cross-trained and deputized as United States Customs Agents and Emergency Medical Technicians. The Marine Unit accomplishes this mission through the use of four patrol boats, one of which is located at Bodega Bay.
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Like most north coast beaches, Sonoma Coast is NOT FOR SWIMMING. Strong rip currents, heavy surf and sudden ground swells make even surf play dangerous. A small staff of well-trained lifeguards are usually on duty during the peak season, but with so much coastline to cover they may not be available. Please be aware that most cellular phone service along the coast is spotty.
It is especially important to keep children back from the highest water-line and never turn your back to the ocean. Many rescues are made each year. Also be careful of the bluffs and rocks. The shale formations are unstable and unsafe for climbing, so stay on the trails and heed warning signs.
California State park lifeguards are open-water lifesaving professionals and trained peace officers with statewide authority. They help operate and manage state park units including coastal beaches, inland lakes, reservoirs, and rivers.
State of California
California State Highway Patrol
California State Highway Patrol is responsible for statewide coordination of AMBER ALERT and the other emergency response activities associated with a child abduction.
California Amber Alert
California State Office of the Attorney General
Megan’s Law Mapping California Registered Sex Offender Database
California Department of Fish and Game
Marine Region Mission: To protect, maintain, enhance and restore California’s marine ecosystems for their ecological values and their use and enjoyment by the public
Bodega Bay Field Office
1850 Bay Flat Road
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
California State Parks Department
Our Mission: To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.
U.S. Coast Guard
Marine Safety Office, San Francisco Bay
24 hour command center
U.S. Coast Guard at Bodega Bay
Please be aware that most cellular phone service along the coast is spotty.
Bodega Bay Fire Protection District
510 Highway One, Bodega Bay, Ca 94923
The Bodega Bay Fire Protection District serves the area with a 24 hour paid staff of Firefighters/Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics. A new fire house was completed in 1997. The paid staff is supplemented with volunteers.
The district provides ALS (Advanced Life Support) Ambulance service, the highest level of emergency medical response.
Bodega Volunteer Fire Department
17184 Bodega Highway
Valley Ford Volunteer Fire Department
Jenner Volunteer Fire Department
Fort Ross Volunteer Fire Department
Timber Cove Volunteer Fire Department
30800 Seaview Rd.
Marin County Fire Department
Tomales Senior Captain Keith Parker
599 Dillon Beach Rd.
The Tomales Fire Station is located in the community of Tomales, protecting historic downtown Tomales, the Tomales Bay coastline, Pacific Ocean and ranches. Due to its remote location, the Tomales fire station houses the first fire engine in Marin County staffed with a paramedic and lifesaving Advanced Life Support equipment. Tomales is the only Marin County Station to utilize volunteers to supplement the permanent staff.
Areas served: Tomales, Dillon Beach, Marshal and Chileno Valley. Mutual Aid is provided to the communities of Bodega Bay, Two Rock, Valley Ford and the US Coast Guard Base in Two Rock.
California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
CDF Arson Hotline 1-800-468-4408
The men and women of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) are dedicated to the fire protection and stewardship of over 31 million acres of California’s privately-owned wildlands.
The Department’s firefighters, fire engines, and aircraft respond to an average 6,135 wildland fires each year. Those fires burn an average of nearly 194,000 acres annually.
Beyond its wildland fire fighting role, CDF answers the call more than 300,000 times for other emergencies each year. It may very well be a CDF engine and crew that is dispatched to the scene of an auto accident, or to a home where a child has become the victim of a drowning incident. The Department responds to medical aids of all types, hazardous material spills, swiftwater rescues, search and rescue missions, civil disturbances – the list is endless.