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  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR NORTH BAY

    The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Marin from 3PM Wednesday through 3AM Thursday.  A strong cold front will bring heavy rain Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday morning. Urban and small stream flooding will become likely along with rapid rises on main stem rivers. Small creeks and streams may rapidly rise near or above bankfull. 

    See NWS Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

  • VISIT OUR WINTER STORM PREPAREDNESS PAGE

    Ross Valley Fire Department offers winter storm preparedness tips, with creek level monitoring and weather information. 

    Visit the Creek Levels and Weather Page

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    Marin County Emergency Alert System

    All Marin residents must register their cell phones, VoIP phones, and landlines to receive emergency alerts by call, text, email, or app from Alert Marin. Register contact numbers for all family members so they’ll receive a warning when emergencies threaten your community. Practice evacuation drills regularly!

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH 3AM THURSDAY

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Marin from 3PM Wednesday through 3AM Thursday.  A strong cold front will bring heavy rain Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday morning. Urban and small stream flooding will become likely along with rapid rises on main stem rivers. Small creeks and streams may rapidly rise near or above bankfull. 

Live San Anselmo Creek Camera

Please do not call the fire department to report issues viewing the cameras or online creek gauges!  We are unable to provide tech support during storm events.

Visit the Creek Levels and Weather Information Page

About Us

Organization

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.

Geography

Ross, San Anselmo, Fairfax, and Sleepy Hollow are located in a narrow valley that runs from the southeast to the northwest. The main travel artery that runs through the valley is Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. In the late 1800’s the area was served by a railroad that allowed residents to travel to and from the San Francisco area. The former railroad line is now Center Boulevard and several of the intersections are former railroad stops.

Ross, Fairfax and San Anselmo have small but well developed commercial areas along and adjacent to Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in the valley floor. Residential neighborhoods extend from the valley floor in all directions. Sleepy Hollow is an unincorporated residential neighborhood that extends north from San Anselmo along Butterfield Road. There are some small areas or islands of county land adjacent to both San Anselmo and Fairfax.

There are no highways through the valley and traffic concerns can affect emergency responses during commute hours. Ross Valley is bordered by the City of San Rafael to the east and northeast and by the Town of Ross to the southeast. The remainder of the land surrounding the valley is undeveloped wildland, watershed, or dedicated open space. These areas are utilized primarily for recreational activities and conservation.


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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