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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Winter Storm - High Winds and Significant Rainfall Anticipated

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October 20, 2021

LATEST UPDATE

Forecasters are predicting unseasonably cool and unsettled weather conditions to impact our area starting Wednesday, October 20 through the upcoming weekend. Lingering light to occasionally moderate rain will continue with the...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 14, 2021

You're Invited To Attend This Month's Neighborhood Evacuation Drill Events

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Due to the huge success of our Neighborhood Evacuation Drill, Southern Marin Fire District & Mill Valley Fire will be hosting two more this month of October! The drill will focus on select neighborhoods within Tam Valley and Cascade Canyon/Summit. Res...

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Additional Info... Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Important Halloween Fire Safety Tips To Keep Your Family Safe

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Children dressed in costumes excitedly running door to door to trick-or-treat, festive decorations like glowing jack-o-lanterns, paper ghosts and dried cornstalks adorning front porches – these are some of the classic hallmarks of Halloween that...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Safety Tips During a Power Outage

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Stay safe during a power outage:

Food Safety:

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed to prevent food from spoiling. The refrigerator will keep food cold for about four hours. A full freezer will keep the temperature for about 48 hours. Use coolers with ice ...
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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Join The World's Largest Earthquake Drill - The Great Shakeout

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The Great ShakeOut is the world’s largest Earthquake drill! Each year, on the third Thursday in October (this year it’s October 21st), participants all over the world use this opportunity to practice what they would do in case an earth...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Mill Valley, Please Join Us In Congratulating Our Newest Team Member

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Please join us in congratulating Elaine Wilkinson for becoming Southern Marin Fire District's first ever Neighborhood Response Group (NRG) Coordinator.

The Southern Marin Neighborhood Response Group (NRG) Program is a grassroots volunteer-driven i...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Now Available Fire Safe Marin: Wildfire Watch TV - Episode 2 - "EVACUATIONS" - Watch Now!

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Fire Safe Marin is pleased to share Episode 2 of Wildfire Watch TVa new series that addresses residents' concerns and provides current wildfire prevention and preparedness information in a fast-paced and engaging way.

Episode 2 focuses ...
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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: September 25, 2021

City Officials Test Google Modeling of Evacuation Timing with Evacuation Drill

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September 25, 2021

The City of Mill Valley conducted its Annual Evacuation Drill on Saturday, September 25 with over 250 residents participating. 

The goal of this year’s drill was a timed event to help validate Google’s current...

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City Main Home News
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Why Social Networks Should Not Be Your Main Source Of Receiving Important Alerts And Warning Systems

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On Monday, October 4th, 2021, social media networks of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp stopped working shortly before noon ET. Server error messages appeared on the various sites for nearly six hours causing billions of users to be left in the dark witho...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Paved Road Fuel Reduction Event Dates for October 2021

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District has made the reduction of flammable vegetation that surrounds us one of its biggest priorities. To that end, The District’s multi-faceted Vegetation Management Program is coming to the following neighborhoods li...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Fire-Smart Landscaping – October's Tip Of The Month

October Tip from UC MMG

Plant spacing, size control and maintenance are more important than type of plant. There are no fire-resistant plants, since all plants can burn. Rather than focus on individual plant species, consider growth habits and plant characteristics. 

In ...

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Fire Department/Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Subscribe Today! Southern Marin Fire District eNewsletter

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Fire Season is here. We all need to do our part to prepare and protect our community. The Southern Marin Fire District's eNewsletter is full of important news, fire safety tips, evacuation information, and more. Don't miss out! ...

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