Mark Mills, Fire Chief  |  Today's Battalion Chief: (415) 258-4686

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Welcome to Ross Valley Fire Department We are a consolidated fire agency protecting the communities of Ross, Fairfax, San Anselmo, and Sleepy Hollow in Marin County, California. Formed July 1, 1982, the full-time fire department employs a Fire Chief, Fire Inspector, Administrative Assistant, 34 Firefighters including nine Paramedics, and fifteen Volunteer Firefighters staffing three Advanced Life Support (ALS) engine companies.  Our Mission Protecting lives, property and the environment of Ross, San Anselmo, Sleepy Hollow, and Fairfax through education, prevention and community service while working together in a professional and caring manner that is fair, honest, respectful and ethical.

Ross Valley Fire News

SEVERE WEATHER ADVISORY: The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning and High Wind Warning for Wednesday and Thursday.  Forecasters predict heavy rainfall and strong gusty winds developing late Wednesday, continuing through Friday.  North Bay rainfall could exceed 5 inches on the windward side of the coast range, with 3-5 inches of rain locally.  Heavy rain should be expected Thursday night as well.  Possible impacts include flooding, fallen limbs and trees, power lines down, mudslides, and traffic impacts. Ross Valley Fire Depatment strongly encourages businesses and residents to prepare for the upcoming storm. The following lists potential issues and resources...
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Each year, many children who reside in the Ross Valley, will have a less-than-merry holiday season because their families have fallen upon hard times.  If you would like to help a local child in need, please bring an unwrapped gift to any Ross Valley Fire Station no later than December 18. Download the Toy Drive Flyer...
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Daylight Savings Time ended at 2:00am on Sunday November 2, 2014.  When you change your clock, change smoke detector. Install a sealed-in lithium battery detector. Starting July 1, 2013, any battery-powered smoke alarm or combination (smoke and carbon monoxide) alarm approved for sale by the state fire marshal must be powered by a sealed, 10-year battery. Smoke detectors do save lives. Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home. Test your smoke alarms every month. When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside, call 911 and stay outside. Replace all smoke alarms in your...
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Be prepared when disaster strikes! Sign up now for upcoming Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training November 8 & 15, 2014 In the event of a large scale emergency, the limited number of first responders in your community may be overwhelmed.  It is critical for citizens to be prepared to take care of themselves, their neighbors, and their community for at least 3 days (preferably 5-7).  The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a national program to train citizens to help fill the gap that may occur between a disaster or emergency and the arrival of professional responders.  The cost is $45,...
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San Geronimo, CA – One of Marin County’s largest redwood groves was charred by a wildfire Tuesday near San Geronimo, but Marin County Fire Department crews were aided by cool and foggy weather. By 4:45 p.m., the fire in Roy’s Redwoods Open Space Preserve just east of Nicasio Valley Road was estimated at four acres and was 90 percent contained. At the height of the fire, temperatures in the area were in the mid-50s with wind gusts up to 19 mph.  Fire Marshal Scott Alber said the fire appeared to be human-caused, although it’s too early to determine if it was accidental or intentional. A full investigation...
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Our Mission

To protect the lives, property and environment of Ross, San Anselmo, Sleepy Hollow and Fairfax through education, prevention and community service in a professional and caring manner that is fair, honest, respectful and ethical.

Contact Us

Ross Valley Fire Department
777 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960 USA
Tel: (415) 258-4686

For Emergencies, Dial 9-1-1

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