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News from Ross Valley Fire Department, serving Fairfax, San Anselmo, Ross, and Sleepy Hollow in Marin county, CA.
Jun
12

Evacuation Drill June 29th, 2019 Information

On Saturday, June 29, 2019, the Ross Valley Fire Department and Fairfax Police Department and Marin County Sheriff Department will conduct an emergency drill – a local event that will help emergency preparedness efforts in YOUR neighborhood.

We want all residents in the Cascade Canyon and Sleepy Hollow Fawn Drive area (see specific streets to be notified below) to participate in this VOLUNTARY EVACUATION, which is held in cooperation with Marin County Fire Department, Marin County Sheriff’s Department and Office of Emergency Services.
This annual drill helps first responders assess the issues that may arise if such an activation became necessary due to a disaster, such as an earthquake or wildland fire.
The drill begins on Saturday, June 29th at 8:00 a.m. with an activation of the AlertMarin Emergency Notification System, which is like a reverse 9-1-1 dialing system that can be used to alert residents in the event of an emergency. If you have not signed up already, please do so prior to the drill at www.alertmarin.org.

We want all residents in the Cascade Canyon and Sleepy Hollow Fawn Drive area (see specific streets to be notified below) to participate in this VOLUNTARY EVACUATION, which is held in cooperation with Marin County Fire Department, Marin County Sheriff’s Department and Office of Emergency Services.
This annual drill helps first responders assess the issues that may arise if such an activation became necessary due to a disaster, such as an earthquake or wildland fire.
The drill begins on Saturday, June 29th at 8:00 a.m. with an activation of the AlertMarin Emergency Notification System, which is like a reverse 9-1-1 dialing system that can be used to alert residents in the event of an emergency. If you have not signed up already, please do so prior to the drill at www.alertmarin.org.

Our goal is to better prepare our community should the need to evacuate occur

Register Online for AlertMarin.org Emergency Notification System  www.alertmarin.org

Fairfax Cascade

Hickory Rd

Cypress Dr

Cascade Dr

Laurel Dr

Madrone Ct

Madrone Rd

Toyon Dr
Oak Rd
Canyon Rd
Pine Dr

Woodland Rd

Woodland Ct

Meadow Way

Fawn
Fawn Dr
Butterfield Rd (338-950 Even numbers) Butterfield Ln
Fox Ln
Fawn Ct
Deer Hollow Rd
Oak Crest Rd
Quail Wy
The Alameda Knolls
Varborg Terr
Caleta Ave
The Alameda (314-526)

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Jun
12

Evacuation Drill July 13th, 2019 Information

May
21

Defensible Space Inspections

Beginning the week of May 13, 2019, the recently hired Defensible Space Inspectors started home site visits. The Department is taking an “educational” approach to assist residents in understanding what they can do to protect homes and communities from wildfire. Visit www.rossvalleyfire.org where you will find links with detailed information on how to protect your home from wildfire. You will also find information on how to become a FireWise community. The goal is to conduct site visits at approximately 3,800 residences within our jurisdiction over the next year, areas not inspected this year will be scheduled in subsequent years. The Department...
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Mar
21

Living with Fire - Tuesday, May 7th, 2019, San Anselmo Council Chambers

Living With Fire in San Anselmo May 7, 2019
Join us for a FREE 2-hour seminar on wildfire preparedness for San Anselmo residents. As Marin residents, we all share responsibility to be prepared for wildfires.  Wildfires are a natural part of our environment, and it’s imperative that we build our homes, maintain our landscapes, and prepare our families for the next major fire.  Learn about your community’s hazard and what you can do about it from the wildfire experts at Ross Valley Fire Department, Marin County Fire Department, and FIRESafe MARIN. Are you and your family prepared to safely evacuate when a wildfire strikes? Is your home vulnerable to igniting...
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Mar
21

Living With Fire - Monday, April 29th, 2019, Fairfax Women's Club

Living With Fire in Fairfax April 29, 2019
Join us for a FREE 2-hour seminar on wildfire preparedness for Fairfax residents. As Marin residents, we all share responsibility to be prepared for wildfires.  Wildfires are a natural part of our environment, and it’s imperative that we build our homes, maintain our landscapes, and prepare our families for the next major fire.  Learn about your community’s hazard and what you can do about it from the wildfire experts at Ross Valley Fire Department, Marin County Fire Department, and FIRESafe MARIN. Are you and your family prepared to safely evacuate when a wildfire strikes? Is your home vulnerable to igniting from...
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Mar
21

Promotion to Engineer!

RVFD and B Shift congratulates Benjamin Herbertson and Andrew Juric on successful completion of their probation and promotion to the position of Engineer. Well done!
Nov
28

Toy Drive is happening now! Through Dec. 19th.

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Ross Valley FD Annual Toy Drive!  If you would like to donate new, unwrapped toys, please bring them to any of our four fire stations.  Deadline for donations is Wednesday, December 19th.  Thank you for your generosity and Happy Holidays!

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Aug
24

Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, September 30th

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.  Cost is $5.00 per person, with kids under 5 eat free! Come and enjoy a hot breakfast with your neighbors before enjoying the 48th Annual Country Fair Day in Downtown San Anslemo.
May
03

Sidewalk CPR and Stop the Bleed - June 9, 2018

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Please join us at the Fairfax Festival on Saturday, June 9th, and learn about these important skills!
Mar
28

New Firefighters

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 skills, medical training, etc.  Our new hires come from different areas and bring unique skills to RVFD.  They are (from left to right) Tomas Pastalka, Andrew Juric, James Barona and Ben Herbertson.  If you are interested in helping us welcome them, officially, they will be presented with their badges at our next Board Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at our...
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Aug
18

Temporary Counter Hours for Fire Inspector

Fire_Inspector_Counter_Hours_0816.pdf Beginning Monday, August 22, 2016, there will be counter hours for the Fire Inspector.  They will be Monday through Thursday, from 8:00am to 11:00am.  You can still contact the Fire Inspector to schedule an appointment to discuss a specific project or plan by contacting him directly at 415-258-4673 or via email:  rbastianon@rossvalleyfire.org or prevention@rossvalleyfire.org .
Jul
20

Join us on National Night Out - August 2, 2016

Join us on National Night Out - August 2, 2016
Hope you can join us at this fun event!  On Tuesday, August 2nd from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, people all over the Unites States will observe the 33rd annual National Night Out (NNO). This program was created by the National Association of Town Watch to make a statement against crime throughout the country. Initially the primary purpose of National Night Out was to get neighbors to leave their front porch lights on, showing their support of their local police departments in the fight against crime.  Last year, 38.3 million people in over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories,...
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Jul
05

Structure Fire - Fairfax - 07/03/2016

Structure Fire - Fairfax - 07/03/2016
MEDIA RELEASE - STRUCTURE FIRE EMERGENCY INFORMATION Date: July 3, 2016   Time of Occurrence: 19:37 hrs Nature of Incident: Structure Fire Location:  224 Ridgeway Ave, Fairfax Number of Units Responding/ Covering Stations:  8 Engines, 2 ALS Medic Units, 3 Battalion Chiefs                                        Personnel Responding: 27 Other Agencies Involved:  Marin County Fire, San Rafael Fire, Kentfield Fire Estimated Dollar Loss:  $600,000 structure (estimate) Time of Control: 20:55 hrs Injuries: No injuries Cause:  Accidental (spontaneous combustion of oily rags - linseed oil) Narrative:  Ross Valley Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire located at 224 Ridgeway Road, Fairfax. Fire engines reported...
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Jul
04

Homeowner Safety Tips - Using stains and oils

The recent, destructive fire in Fairfax emphasizes the potential hazards of improperly using and disposing of oil and stain soaked rags.  Spontaneous combustion fires can occur quickly and cause extensive damage to a home.  It is important to remember to properly dispose of the used rags. The most common type of Spontaneous Combustion fires are those caused by improperly disposed of oil and stain soaked rags. Examples of these products are oil- based paints and stains, teak and linseed oils, varnishes and polyurethane, paint thinners, etc. Spontaneous combustion of oily rags occurs when rag or cloth is slowly heated to its...
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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.

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Ross Valley Fire Department
777 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960 USA
Tel: (415) 258-4686

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