Welcome to Ross Valley Fire Department | Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1

    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


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

    Visit the Creek Levels and Weather Page

  • Register for Emergency Alerts

    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!

    Click here to register

Volunteer Firefighters

IMG 4606Ross Valley Fire Department has a long tradition of volunteer fighting and has one of the last volunteer firefighting programs in Marin. Our volunteers undergo extensive training, and require certifications for many of the same standards as professional firefighters.

Ross Valley Fire Department volunteer firefighters augment the full-time paid personnel during large incidents, fires, or simultaneous incidents. Many of our volunteers are local residents who want to give back to their community they live in.  If you have questions regarding our program, please contact our Volunteer Program Coordinator, Captain Oscar Arenas oarenas@rossvalleyfire.org.

To become a volunteer firefighter, you must be at least 18 years old, a local resident, have a valid driver's license, and pass the CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test).   To apply, visit our headquarters station at Station 19, 777 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo, CA or fill out an application online.

Apply to become a Volunteer Firefighter!

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