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Ross Valley Fire News

24 August 2018
Please join us for our annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 8:00am - 11:00am, at our downtown San Anselmo Headquarters Station, 777 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo.  Come and enjoy a hot breakfast with your neighbors before...
10 July 2018
Fairfax residents may drop off their brush for free at the following convenient locations.  These Chipper Day events are scheduled throughout the summer months.  If you are unable to make it to the event in your area, you may bring you...
10 July 2018
Sleepy Hollow's June chipper days were our most successful ever.  Sleepy Hollow residents committed 1100 hours to help remove more than 2000 cubic yards of vegetation, reducing the fuels avaialble for wildfires and helping make ours a Firew...
15 May 2018
Did you receive a NOTICE OF DEFENSIBLE SPACE INSPECTION?  If you received a notice, you may have questions about the meaning of the different requirements and specific hazards noted.  Use the list below and click on an item to learn mo...

What is the WUI?

The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), pronounced 'woo-ee', is a "geographical area where structures and other human development meets or intermingles wiht wildland and vegetative fuels." The Towns of San Anselmo and Fairfax adopted the 2010 California Fire Code and the 2006 International Wildland Urban Interface Code with amendments to aid in abating the high risk of wildland fires present in Ross Valley.

DID YOU RECEIVE A NOTICE OF DEFENSIBLE SPACE INSPECTION?

thumb NOTICE OF DEFENSIBLE SPACE INSPECTION 2018

Did you receive a NOTICE OF DEFENSIBLE SPACE INSPECTION?  If you received a notice, you may have questions about the meaning of the different requirements and specific hazards noted.  Click here to see FAQs and learn more about the requirements.

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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.

Learn more at FIRESafe MARIN...

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