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Ross Valley Fire News

22 September 2023
Uniformed Fire Inspectors will conduct Follow Up Wildfire Defensible Space and Home Hardening Evaluations on properties in the Manor Hill neighborhood of Fairfax starting as early as 10/2/23 (see attached map). Inspectors will confirm that you have c...
07 September 2023
The fire agencies throughout Marin County, in partnership with Golden State Women in the Fire Service, have come together to host the first annual Girls Fire Camp. This free, two-day camp, instructed by Golden State Women in the Fire Service, volunte...
29 August 2023
Follow Up Defensible Space Evaluations Begin as early as 8/30/23 in the Bald Hill and Seminary neighborhoods of San Anselmo Uniformed Fire Inspectors will conduct Follow up Wildfire Defensible Space and Home Hardening Evaluations on residential prope...


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Wildfire Preparedness

Evacuation Information

Your family's best chance of survival requires being ready and evacuating early.  Prepare your home if time allows, and follow your Wildfire Action Plan.  Know when to evacuate and what to do if you become trapped.

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Hardening Your Home

A wildfire-safe home must be resistant to ignition from wind-blown embers. Even if the flames never reach your home, it must be able to withstand exposure to millions of tiny embers that can be carried a mile or more in front of a wildfire.

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Defensible Space

Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. It’s the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it.

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Today's Fire Danger

It's important to monitor current and predicted weather conditions, be aware of "Red Flag Warnings" issued by the Weather Service, and prepare in advance when severe fire weather is anticipated.

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Defensible Space is required by law for all properties in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) in the Ross Valley.

Ross Valley Fire Stations

Fire Station 18 - Ross
Fire Station 19 - San Anselmo
Fire Station 20 - Sleepy Hollow
Fire Station 21 - Fairfax

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