Come learn why our communities are at great risk for a catastrophic fire and what you can do about it. Learn how to create and implement attractive landscaping that complies with your Fire Department’s Defensible Space regulations.The class also covers how to make your home more fire resistant and what you need to know to be ready to evacuate if needed.
Participating restaurants and shops to donate 5% of their proceeds on Thursday, Sept. 7 to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey via the American Red Cross.
Small Earthquake – Big Message
On August 22, 2017 a 3.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean.
Approximately 7 miles outside the San Francisco Bay. Although the earthquake was relatively small and resulted in no appreciable damage, the Mill Valley Emergency Preparedness Commission (EPC) urges you to take heed prior to the “big one”. This small quake was in the same general location as the 1906 earthquake that so devastated San Francisco. The U.S. Geological Survey states there is a 72% probability of a significant earthquake at some point before 2043.
The City of Mill Valley would like to inform the community that approximately 45 Monterey Cypress trees which form a stand along northeast Edgewood Avenue have been identified by an independent arborist as a safety hazard and slated for removal.
The City of Mill Valley conducted its 10th Annual City-wide area evacuation drill on May 20, 2017. The drill targeted the Edgewood/ Homestead Valley neighborhoods and was conducted in collaboration with the Southern Marin Fire Protection District, PG&E, and many other agencies.
Saturday, May 20th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Tamalpais High School
May Fire Department Public Education Newsletter
Are you prepared for an emergency evacuation?
Japanese fire officials chose to visit Mill Valley on a recent trip to the United States to glean best practices on issues like disaster response and volunteer programs.
Mill Valley residents and property owners – particularly those living in areas adjacent to open space – will be seeing much more of Mill Valley Fire Department personnel in the coming weeks. Those visits won’t be of the flashing lights and sirens variety – in fact, they’re specifically designed to prevent them.
When Mill Valley Fire Department Battalion Chief Scott Barnes took over the City’s Vegetation Management Program six years ago, he sought to wrap his arms around a multi-faceted campaign designed for one critical purpose: to reduce the chance of a wildland fire sweeping through our community, particularly at this time year with fire season on the horizon.
This June, the City of Mill Valley is planning to make changes at two narrow intersections to improve access for fire trucks and emergency vehicles. City engineers seek community input on the plans and will conduct neighborhood meetings in upcoming weeks.