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Fire Suppression

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Fighting Fires

Ross Valley Firefighters ventilate a roof at an early morning structure fire in Sleepy Hollow.  Photo by Todd Lando.All of our fire suppression personnel are certified to the California State Firefighter II level and are actively involved in the California Incident Command Certification Program. They are consistently trained throughout their employment to ensure all skills are maintained at the highest level possible. In addition, many of our fire suppression personnel maintain Paramedic certification allowing them to perform advanced life support (the ability to monitor the heart, establish intravenous lines and administer medications/drugs in a pre-hospital setting), on non-transport paramedic engine companies.

At Ross Valley Fire Department, we pride ourselves on providing the latest technology and training in the fire suppression arena to our customers.  We maintain a state-of-the-art live fire simulation trailer, the only one of its kind in Marin County, used to train firefighters in interior firefighting techniques that improve our ability to rapidly extinguish fires and conduct safe effective search and rescue operations inside buildings.

Live Burn Trailer

In 2002, Ross Valley received a FEMA "Assistance to Firefighters" grant to purchase a live fire burn trailer to train firefighters. The trailer gives firefighters the opportunity to train in realistic live fire conditions,something that would be very difficult to do otherwise. More than 500 firefighters have been trained in the unit, including each of Ross Valley Fire Department's Department's 41 members, both paid and volunteer, new recruits and veterans, and firefighters from each of the different Marin County fire agencies. 

The trailer also has been used for training outside of Marin County at programs such as the Santa Rosa Fire Academy, and California Fire Explorer Academy.  In February 2004, the trailer was taken to the Firehouse World Exposition and Conference in San Diego, where more than 150 firefighters received training.

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

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