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The Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign (HFPC) Program provides no-cost smoke alarms and important home fire safety education to residents of vulnerable communities as part of a nation-wide effort to reduce the number of fire-related deaths and injuries by 25% in the next 5 years. Since its start in 2014, the HFPC has been credited with saving 77 lives across the United States and, in the Bay Area alone, have served over 2,500 residents. Locally, the Red Cross works with fire departments towards this goal by organizing quarterly HFPC Events during which teams of volunteers canvas a target neighborhood offering...
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Ross Valley Fire Department recently achieved an improved Class 2 Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC)! What is an ISO Classification? The Insurance Services Office (ISO) is an independent organization that collects and evaluates information from communities in the United States on their fire suppression capabilities. The data is analyzed using a Fire Suppression Rating Schedule and then given a Public Protection Classification (PPC) of 1-10. Class 1 represents an exemplary fire suppression program, where as a Class 10 indicates that the community’s fire suppression program does not meet ISO’s minimum criteria.  ISO evaluates four major areas: fire department effectiveness, emergency communications systems, water supply, and...
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Ross Valley Fire Department personnel and Explorer Crishten Leon, attended the 2106 Explorer Academy in Oxnard California.  Professional Firefighters from all over California, as well as firefighters from Las Vegas, provided hands on and class room training.  These activities include: Auto Extrication, Wildland Firefighting, Flammable Liquids Firefighting, Structure Firefighting, as well as Technical Rescue.  ...
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All Ross Valley and Marin county residents are invited to attend a free, one-day seminar providing an overview of how homes ignite from wildfire, Firewise® principles, and actions you can take to protect your home.  This is a great introductory course for concerned homeowners, agencies, community leaders, professionals, and anyone interested in learning about wildfires and the actions they can take to reduce wildfire losses.   This is a full day course, geared toward concerned homeowners living in areas prone to wildfires (hint: if you live in the Ross Valley, or anywhere in Marin).  Taught by a recognized national authority on...
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On March 14, 2014 Ross Valley Fire Department Captain Gavin Illingworth was awarded the 2016 "William H. Spurgeon III Award."  The award, which was developed in 1971, is the highest recognition for individuals and/or an organization contributing significant leadership to the Exploring program. Throughout his career, Gavin Illingworth, has dedicated and provided countless hours of mentoring, developing, coaching, and supporting youth in Marin County that are interested in the Fire Service. Gavin has created a legacy of excellence associated within the Ross Valley Fire Department's Fire Exploring Program. He has managed the Explorer Program in partnership with others, mentored many young Fire Explorers, attended and organized countless training exercises, and...
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