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Ross Valley Fire News

03 August 2017
San Anselmo, CA. August 3, 2017. It is with profound sorrow that Ross Valley Fire Department announces the unexpected passing of Ross Valley Fire Department Engineer/Paramedic Chris Mahoney, age 39. Chris Mahoney was a Marin County native who was ...
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...

Our Services

For Emergencies, Dial 9-1-1

Wildland fires are a threat to the Ross Valley community each summer.

Ross Valley Fire Department is an all-risk, full-time professional fire department staffed with four engine companies staffed by firefighter EMTs and/or Paramedics 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.  We respond to all requests for assistance, emergency and non-emergency, within our jurisdiction, in neighboring areas of Marin, and state or nationwide on an automatic or mutual-aid basis. By responding quickly and efficiently, and aggressively extinguishing fires and mitigating other emergency incidents, we protect lives, limit property damage, and promote safety in our community.

Ross Valley Fire Department strives to serve with professionalism and excellence.  Our primary goal is the safety and well being of our citizens, our community, and our environment.  With state-of-the-art equipment, constant training, education, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement, our Firefighters, Paramedics, and Administrative Staff place customer service as our top priority.  Please take the time to read about the variety of services we provide, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Fire Suppression - Residential and Commercial Structure Fires; Vegetation Fires; Vehicle Fires

Emergency Medical Services - Medical Emergencies; Mass Casualty Incidents; Paramedic Engine Companies

Fire Prevention and Inspections - Residential and Commercial Fire and Life Safety Inspections; Resale Inspections; Code Compliance and Enforcement; Residential Wildfire Hazard Reduction

Community Education - C.E.R.T. Training; Get Ready Training; CPR instruction; School Safety Demonstrations

Hazardous Materials Spills and Leaks - Chemical Spills and Leaks; Environmental Protection and Mitigation

Vehicle Accidents - Rescue and Extrication

Disaster Response - Rescue; Damage Control; Water Damage Mitigation; Life Safety

Ross Valley Firefighters fight an early morning structure fire in Sleepy Hollow.

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...


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.

Learn more at FIRESafe MARIN...

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