Welcome to Ross Valley Fire Department | Mark Mills, Fire Chief
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Ross Valley Fire News

  • It's Fire Season: Do You Have Defensible Space?

    Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. It’s the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland Read More
  • Fairfax Chipper Days 2017

    Fairfax residents may drop off their brush at the following locations in their neighborhood, tomake it more convenient.  The following events are scheduled throughout the summer months. If you are unable Read More
  • Sleepy Hollow Chipper Days 2017

      NEXT CHIPPER DAY: July 1-2 (Curbside Pick-Up) Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District, Ross Valley Fire Department, and FIRESafe MARIN will conduct four chipper days (weekends) in 2017!   Clean up your Read More
  • Ross Valley Firefighters Rescue Family Trapped by Mudslide

    FAIRFAX, CA – Firefighters rescued a Fairfax family Tuesday evening (January 10, 2017) after a mudslide and fallen tree trapped them inside their house during a heavy storm. Firefighters from Ross Read More
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How do I get a copy of an incident report?

All requests must be in writing to the department.  Please send the request with the date and location of the incident.  You can also come to our headquarters station at 777 San Anselmo Ave., and request one in person.  It usually takes approximately one week to send out the report.  There is no charge for the report.

Wildfire Preparedness

Defensible Space

Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. It’s the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it.

Defensible space will slow or stop the spread of wildfire and protect your home from catching fire – either from direct flame contact or radiant heat. Defensible space is also important to help protect firefighters when they are defending your home.

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Hardening Your Home

HOMES IGNITE FROM CONTACT WITH FLAMES OR EMBERS. FLYING EMBERS CAN DESTROY HOMES UP TO A MILE AHEAD OF A WILDFIRE. HOMEOWNERS SHOULD "HARDEN" THEIR HOMES LONG BEFORE A FIRE STARTS.

A wildfire-safe home must be resistant to ignition from wind-blown embers. Even if the flames never reach your home, it must be able to withstand exposure to millions of tiny embers that can be carried a mile or more in front of a wildfire.

Learn more at FIRESafe MARIN...

Evacuation

EVACUATE EARLY AND SAFELY. FOLLOW YOUR PERSONAL WILDLAND FIRE ACTION PLAN. DOING SO WILL SUPPORT YOUR SAFETY AND ALLOW FIREFIGHTERS TO FOCUS ON FIGHTING THE FIRE.

Give your household the best chance of surviving a wildfire by being ready to go and evacuating early. This includes going through pre-evacuation preparation steps (only if time allows) to increase your home’s defenses, as well as creating a Wildfire Action Plan for your family. Being ready to go also means knowing when to evacuate and what to do if you become trapped.

Learn more at FIRESafe MARIN...

Today's Fire Danger

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Defensible Space is required by law for all properties in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)in the Ross Valley.

Ross Valley Fire Stations

Fire Station 18 - Ross
Fire Station 19 - San Anselmo
Fire Station 20 - Sleepy Hollow
Fire Station 21 - Fairfax

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