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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!

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...
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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 .

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....
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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...
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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...
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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