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Ross Valley Fire News

28 March 2018
Recently, RVFD welcomed 4 new firefighters to our Department.  You may have seen them out training with our engine companies.  Each day, they train on various aspects of firefighting skills - hose lays, connecting to a hydrant, rope rescue ...
23 January 2018
Assemblymember Marc Levine and FIRESafe MARIN invite you to hear what state, county, and local governments are doing to prepare for wildfires and how we plan to improve fire safety in Marin.  Learn how to prepare your family, home...
23 January 2018
FIRESafe MARIN will host a "Firewise Workshop" in Novato, February 9, 2018 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm. YOU CAN HELP ORGANIZE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!This community workshop will help Marin neighborhoods prepare and organize to achieve Firewise USA rec...
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 rais...

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.

Creek Level Monitoring


Fairfax Creek: Flood Level 9.0 ft.
Fairfax Creek Level Graph

Gauge located behind Fairfax Town Hall.
Warning: 6.2 ft.; Critical: 7.2 ft.; Flood: 9.0 ft.


Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow Creek: Flood level 7.5 ft.
Sleepy Hollow Creek Level Graph

Gauge located at 150 Butterfield Rd.
Warning: 5.5 ft.; Critical: 6.5 ft.; Flood: 7.5 ft.


San Anselmo

San Anselmo Creek: Flood level 13 ft.
San Anselmo Creek Level Graph

Gauge located at 730 San Anselmo Ave.
Warning: 8.1 ft.; Critical: 11.1 ft.; Flood: 13 ft.



Corte Madera Creek: Flood level 18 ft.
Corte Madera Creek Level at Ross - Flood level is 16 ft (USGS gauge)

Gauge located behind Ross Town Hall.
Flood stage is 18 ft., bottom of Lagunitas bridge.

This data is provided as a community service, and should not be relied upon as a sole source of information regarding current conditions, flood hazard, or risk.  Creek level information is updated every 15 minutes.
Creeks and flooded areas are extremely dangerous. Please review our Storm and Flood Preparedness information for safety tips and additional resources.

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