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

September 11, 2014: San Anselmo Memorial and Moment of Silence

Please join us on Thursday morning 9/11/14 at 6:55am to observe a minute of silence to remember those lost on 9/11/01. We will gather around our memorial to the 9/11 victims located in front of our fire station at 777 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo.



6:58 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, September 11 Memorial, Fire Station 19, 777 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, CA

“Signal 5-5-5-5 is a tradition deeply rooted in the history of the Fire Department of New York...  These bells honor the 343 FDNY Firefighters who answered their last alarm and made the ultimate sacrifice at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001...  Marin Com Clear.” 

(5-5-5-5 Explanation…Long before telephones and radios, fire departments used the telegraph to communicate. When the handle was pulled on the once-familiar red fire alarm boxes found on nearly every street corner of America, a special code was transmitted to every fire station. When a firefighter died in the line of duty, the fire alarm office would tap out a special signal. That signal was five measured dashes, then a pause, then five measured dashes, another pause…then five more dashes. This became universally known as the Tolling of the Bell and was broadcast over all telegraph fire alarm circuits. This signal was a sign of honor and respect for all firefighters who had made the ultimate sacrifice and has become a time-honored tradition)

7:00 a.m. PDT - 1 Minute of Complete Silence

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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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