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

Volunteer Firefighters

IMG 4606Ross Valley Fire Department has a long tradition of volunteer fighting and has one of the last volunteer firefighting programs in Marin. Our volunteers undergo extensive training and require certifications for many of the same standards as professional firefighters.

Ross Valley Fire Department volunteer firefighters augment the full-time paid personnel during large incidents, fires, or simultaneous incidents. Many of our volunteers are local residents who want to give back to the community they live in.  If you have questions regarding our program, please contact our Volunteer Program Coordinator, Captain Oscar Arenas oarenas@rossvalleyfire.org.

To become a volunteer firefighter, you must be at least 18 years old,  have a valid driver's license, a FF1 certificate, an EMT certifiicate, and pass the CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test).   To apply, fill out an application online. 

Apply to become a Volunteer Firefighter!

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