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Fire Alarms


    FireAlarmBlackFire Alarm and Detection Systems are designed to alert the occupants of the building to the potential of a fire and the need for evacuation.

    When required by the fire code, fire alarm systems shall be required in all new and existing commerical structures greater than 2,000 square feet. Fire alarm systems are required to be monitored by a UL Listed Central Station.

    • Fire alarms system need to be designed and installed in accordance with NFPA Standard 72 and local standards.

    Below is the link to NFPA Standard 72 and the requirements for fire alarm systems:

    NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code





    Submit to RVFD Administrative Office, 777 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo, Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm:

    • Completed RVFD Plan Submittal Form
    • Two sets of plans (wet-stamped and signed), two sets of cut sheets and calculations
    • The minimum plan review fees are set forth in the Fee Schedule (fees include a plan submission, plan review & inspections).  These fees are the minimum charge for a typical application. Additional charges may apply for large projects and re-inspections, or failures to comply, which result in additional inspections.
    • Fees are due at the time of plan submittal and the accepted methods of payment include:





    • Expected turnaround time is 10 business days, there is no over-the-counter review.
    • Applicant will be notified by phone when plan review comments are ready. Completed plans can be picked-up at RVFD Administrative Office.




    • 48 hour advanced notice is required for scheduling inspections. To schedule an inspection email: prevention@rossvalleyfire.org.
    • All systems AC Power, need to be shut-off 24 hours in advance of inspection to allow for 24 hour battery test.


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