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Ross Valley Fire News

Fairfax residents in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) are required by law to clear 100' of "Defensible Space" around their homes. To help dispose of the large amounts of cut materials, Town of Fairfax, Fairfax Volunteers, Ross Valley Fire Department, and FIRESafe MARIN will sponsor four scheduled chipper days June - September, 2015.  This is a community drop off at a central location (see schedule, below).  Chipper Day - Cascade Neighborhood When: Sat, June 27, 9am – 3pm Where: Doc Edgar Park (map) Scenic Neighborhood Chipper Day When: Sat, July 11, 9am – 3pm Where: Olema Rd & Sir Francis Drake BL (map) Jolly Hill Neighborhood Chipper Day When: Sat, August...
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As we enter wildfire season, Sleepy Hollow residents are required by law to clear 100' of "Defensible Space" around their homes. To help dispose of the large amounts of cut materials, Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District will hold four scheduled chipper days in June 2015 (June 13, 14, 20, 21). Crews will dispose of larger materials that won't fit in your green waste cans (1"-6" diameter limbs, brush, branches, etc). This free green-waste disposal is available to residents of Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District only. If you live outside of the district, please inquire at for upcoming chipper days at...
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Ross Valley Firefighters and local fire agencies host annual event to benefit burn survivors.  

Fire Engine Procession to arrive in San Anselmo Thursday, May 28 at approx. 10:45am.

North Bay fire departments, members of emergency response agencies and California Highway Patrol will rev up and roll through Sonoma and Marin County on Thursday, May 28th for the 18th Annual North Bay Firefighter Burn Relay, a benefit for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF).

This annual fundraising parade of antique and modern emergency vehicles will kick off at Southern Marin Fire Station 1 located in Sausalito (333 Johnson Street), arriving in San Anselmo at 10:45 (approximately), then make its way through the North Bay starting in Marin County and ending in Sonoma County. The North Bay Firefighter Burn Relay will end in a grand finale at Healdsburg Fire Department (601 Healdsburg Ave).

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Ross Valley Fire Department announces changes to Fee Schedule and Fees. San Anselmo, CA ~~ At the February 11, 2015 Fire Board meeting, the Ross Valley Fire Department Board of Directors approved an increase to the Fee Schedule and fees that are charged by Ross Valley Fire Department. The fee schedule for the Department had not been updated nor revised since 2006. Over the past several months, Department staff developed a Fee Study by contacting neighboring fire departments and determining the most common methods for calculating fee and permit costs.  Department staff concluded that calculating the actual cost for each available...
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In conjunction with the Ross Valley Fire Department, the towns of Ross, San Anselmo, and Fairfax have installed and implemented creek level monitoring systems and weather stations.  New for winter 2014/15 are creek cameras monitoring Sleepy Hollow Creek (at Fire Station 20, 150 Butterfield Road) and Fairfax Creek (at Town Hall).  We post real-time data to our website for public informational use only.  During severe weather events, this page sees tremendous traffic.  Visit our Creek Levels and Weather page, or use the links in this newsletter to view the resources directly. Corte Madera Creek at Ross Corte Madera Creek Depth Gauge...
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