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Joint Powers Agreement (JPA)

Ross Valley Fire Department is governed by a Joint Powers Agreement, with the following members: Town of San Anselmo; Town of Fairfax; Town of Ross; Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District.


JPA 2010

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This Amended and Restated Joint Powers Agreement (the "Agreement"), is entered into and is effective as of July 1, 2010 (the "Effective Date") by and among the Town of Fairfax, a municipal corporation ("Fairfax"), the Town of San Anselmo, a municipal corporation ("San Anselmo") and the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District, an independent special district of the State of California ("Sleepy Hollow"), each a "Member," and collectively referred to as the "Members," to amend and restate the prior agreement that created the Ross Valley Fire Service (the "Authority").

JPA Amendment 2012

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This First Amendment to Amended and Restated Joint Powers Agreement ("First Amendment") is entered into as of July 1, 2012 (the "First Amendment Effective Date"), and is made by and among the Town of Fairfax, a municipal corporation ("Fairfax"), the Town of San Anselmo, a municipal corporation ("San Anselmo"), the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District, an independent special district of the State of California ("Sleepy Hollow"), and the Town of Ross, a municipal corporation ("Ross"), each a "Member," and collectively referred to as the "Members."

JPA Amemndment 2014

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This Second Amendment to the Amended and Restated Joint Powers Agreement ("Second Amendment") is entered into as of February 13, 2014 (the "Second Amendment Effective Date"), and is made by and among the Town of Fairfax, a municipal corporation ("Fairfax"), the Town of San Anselmo, a municipal corporation ("San Anselmo"), the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District, an independent special district of the State of California ("Sleepy Hollow"), and the Town of Ross, a municipal corporation ("Ross"), each a "Member," and collectively referred to as the "Members."

1982 JP Agreement

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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