Historic photos show Sonoma County firefighters through the years

Year after year, firefighters from Sonoma County and faraway have protected us from the seasonal blazes that threaten our lives, homes and livelihoods.

Since 2017, local firefighters and Cal Fire crews have been bolstered by personnel from more than a dozen states and from foreign countries as far away as Australia.

With another fire season upon us, we honor these first responders with a gallery of historic images of firefighters from the 1890s through the 1990s.

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