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. 

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    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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Our Services

For Emergencies, Dial 9-1-1

Wildland fires are a threat to the Ross Valley community each summer.

Ross Valley Fire Department is an all-risk, full-time professional fire department staffed with four engine companies staffed by firefighter EMTs and/or Paramedics 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.  We respond to all requests for assistance, emergency and non-emergency, within our jurisdiction, in neighboring areas of Marin, and state or nationwide on an automatic or mutual-aid basis. By responding quickly and efficiently, and aggressively extinguishing fires and mitigating other emergency incidents, we protect lives, limit property damage, and promote safety in our community.

Ross Valley Fire Department strives to serve with professionalism and excellence.  Our primary goal is the safety and well being of our citizens, our community, and our environment.  With state-of-the-art equipment, constant training, education, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement, our Firefighters, Paramedics, and Administrative Staff place customer service as our top priority.  Please take the time to read about the variety of services we provide, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Fire Suppression - Residential and Commercial Structure Fires; Vegetation Fires; Vehicle Fires

Emergency Medical Services - Medical Emergencies; Mass Casualty Incidents; Paramedic Engine Companies

Fire Prevention and Inspections - Residential and Commercial Fire and Life Safety Inspections; Resale Inspections; Code Compliance and Enforcement; Residential Wildfire Hazard Reduction

Community Education - C.E.R.T. Training; Get Ready Training; CPR instruction; School Safety Demonstrations

Hazardous Materials Spills and Leaks - Chemical Spills and Leaks; Environmental Protection and Mitigation

Vehicle Accidents - Rescue and Extrication

Disaster Response - Rescue; Damage Control; Water Damage Mitigation; Life Safety

Ross Valley Firefighters fight an early morning structure fire in Sleepy Hollow.

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