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


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WUI Maps

The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), pronounced ‘woo-ee’, is the geographical area where structures and other human development meets or intermingles with wildland and vegetative fuels.   Properties located within the WUI are typically at increased risk from wildfires.  

Town of San Anselmo, Town of Fairfax, Sleepy Hollow

The Towns of San Anselmo, Fairfax, and Ross, and unincorporated Sleepy Hollow, have adopted the 2010 California Fire Code and the 2006 International Wildland Urban Interface Code with amendments.  To determine whether your home is in the WUI please review the Ross Valley maps below:

pdfWUI: Incorporated Ross Valley2.07 MB

pdfWUI: San Anselmo855.59 KB

pdfWUI: Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District939.90 KB

pdfWUI: Fairfax517.44 KB

Town of Ross

The Town of Ross adopted a hillside ordinance code (18.39 Hillside Lot Regulations) instead of the WUI code. For specific definitions and requirements, please visit the Ross Planning website or call at (415) 453-1453 ext. 121.

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