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

25 May 2017
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 spac...
25 May 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 to make it to the event in your area...
25 May 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 property to create de...
11 January 2017
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 Valley Fire Departmentand Marin County Fire Departmen...

About Ross Valley Fire Department

Ross Valley Fire Department is a consolidated department with the mission of protecting lives, property and the environments 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.  Our Fire Department continues a tradition of fire protection in the Ross Valley dating back more than 100 years.  

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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.

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Hardening Your Home

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.

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Evacuation

Your family's best chance of survival requires being ready and evacuating early.  Prepare your home if time allows, and follow your Wildfire Action Plan.  Know when to evacuate and what to do if you become trapped.

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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