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Ross Valley Fire News

News from Ross Valley Fire Department, serving Fairfax, San Anselmo, Ross, and Sleepy Hollow in Marin county, CA.
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Cascade Canyon (Fairfax) Chipper Days this weekend! Curbside Pick-Up Available.

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 your brush to any of the locations listed below.

Prepare your brush, cut to 4 inches in diameter, so it can fit through the chipper. ABSOLUTELEY NO POISON OAK, grass, rocks, leaves, firewood. Pick up service for a fee in neighborhoods in neighborhoods other than Cascade. Please call (415) 456-5652 for details.

The Fairfax "Free Chipper Days 2018" are sponsored by the Town of Fairfax in cooperation with Ross Valley Fire Department, Marin Sanitary Service, and FIRESafe MARIN.

Reduce fire danger in Fairfax and help make our neighborhoods safer!  More information can be found on the Town of Fairfax website on the main page under "News and Updates"  

Locations and Dates

THIS WEEKEND!  Cascade Neighborhood: Drop -off at Doc Edgar Park or Curbside Pick Up!

  • Saturday & Sunday, July 14-15, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m
  • Drop off at Doc Edgar Park (corner of Cascade, Cypress & Hickory). Pick up service will also be available for the Cascade neighborhood, as part of a pilot project, since the neighborhood has become a Firewise Community.
  • Please call (415) 456-5652 for details. 

Deer Park Neighborhood: Deer Park School parking lot

  • Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Jolly Hill Neighborhood: Pavilion parking lot

  • Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Maria Baird at (415) 456-5652 or mbaird@townoffairfax.org or visit the Town website at www.townoffairfax.org

Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, September 30th
Sleepy Hollow: Free Curbside Pick-Up Chipper Day. ...

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