Welcome to Ross Valley Fire Department | Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1

    The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Marin from 3PM Wednesday through 3AM Thursday.  A strong cold front will bring heavy rain Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday morning. Urban and small stream flooding will become likely along with rapid rises on main stem rivers. Small creeks and streams may rapidly rise near or above bankfull. 

    See NWS Warnings, Watches, and Advisories


    Ross Valley Fire Department offers winter storm preparedness tips, with creek level monitoring and weather information. 

    Visit the Creek Levels and Weather Page

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    Marin County Emergency Alert System

    All Marin residents must register their cell phones, VoIP phones, and landlines to receive emergency alerts by call, text, email, or app from Alert Marin. Register contact numbers for all family members so they’ll receive a warning when emergencies threaten your community. Practice evacuation drills regularly!

    Click here to register

Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention Bureau of Ross Valley Fire Department exists to asist residents, builders, real estate professionals, and business owners prevent the loss of life and property from fires.  At the heart of any code enforcement program is an adopted fire code and related standards.  The Fire Prevention Bureau derives its authority from the adopted fire code and standards that establish minimum requirements for life safety in new and existing buildings and businesses.

Navigating the complex regulations related to planning, building, business and property ownership can be difficult.  Our fire prevention personnel are here to help!  If you have questions about fire codes, defensible space around your home, selling or buying property, or any other fire or life safety concern about a business, property or building, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

The Ross Valley Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau is staffed by a full-time fire inspector.Over the years, the public has developed an expectation that the Fire Department should identify and abate fire hazards in the community.  Because of this, and a large body of evidence that demonstrate its effectiveness, Fire Prevention efforts play an increasingly important part in any fire department's activities.

We appreciate the input from our citizens of their concerns about possible fire hazards in their neighborhood.

Please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau if you notice a possible fire hazard.  We will contact you after an inspection is completed, if it is requested.

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