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News from Ross Valley Fire Department, serving Fairfax, San Anselmo, Ross, and Sleepy Hollow in Marin county, CA.

Ross Valley Fire Department and FIRESafe MARIN Partner on Chipper to Reduce Wildfire Hazard

Ross Valley Fire Department and FIRESafe MARIN Partner on Chipper to Reduce Wildfire Hazard

Ross Valley Fire Department received delivery of a new Vermeer 1000XL Chipper Wednesday, October 8, 2014.  Purchased in partnership with FIRESafe MARIN, the chipper will support hazardous vegetation removal, with an immediate emphasis on reducing fuels and reducing wildfire threat in the Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI).  

Ross Valley Fire Department firefighters received training, and will operate the chipper in support of vegetation management programs available to all residents of San Anselmo, Fairfax, Ross, and Sleepy Hollow.  Residents of all Marin communities will have access to this chipper through FIRESafe MARIN's Chipper Program beginning immediately during the 2014 fire season.

A specialized chipper truck will support the unit, and a comprehensive program for supporitng community fuel reduction efforts is in development.

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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.

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Ross Valley Fire Department
777 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960 USA
Tel: (415) 258-4686

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