Fire Department




On behalf of everyone in the Mill Valley Fire Department & Southern Marin Fire District, welcome to our website. In January 2020 the City of Mill Valley and the Southern Marin Fire District entered into a shared services agreement that leverages existing staff from both agencies to create a new, single management team for both agencies. 

The Mill Valley Fire Department staff of approximately 28, and Southern Marin Fire District staff of approximately 57, including sworn, volunteer and civilian personnel, are proud to provide services to the community of Mill Valley and Southern Marin Fire District areas in a caring and professional manner. 

Our mission is to continuously meet the needs of our community in the most effective and efficient means possible. Our people do that daily through prevention, education and emergency response. The Mill Valley Fire Department has a rich history and has proudly served the community for over 100 years, and the new partnership with the Southern Marin Fire District builds on this rich history and service, bringing the best of each agency together to serve the larger community. 

Mill Valley & Southern Marin firefighters are highly skilled and trained "all-risk" emergency responders providing services to Mill Valley out of two fire stations, and the Southern Marin Fire District out of three fire stations. Collectively we provide public education, inspection services, plan checking, vegetation management and post-incident fire investigation through our fire prevention efforts. 

Feel free to explore the Mill Valley Fire Department website, and the Southern Marin Fire District's website. We have tried to make it as comprehensive as possible, but if you can't find what you are looking for, please let us know. We are always eager to receive feedback and would love to hear your comments. 

If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me, Chief Tubbs, directly. You can email or call 415-388-8182. 


DON'T CALL 911...when you hear sirens.

Use 911 for life threatening emergencies only. Our emergency warning system is tested on the first Saturday of each month at noon. If you hear the siren at any other time, tune in to KCBS 740 AM and KGO 810AM and local tv stations for further information.

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Latest News

Smoke and Traffic Advisory for 1/21/21

January 21, 2021 

Per Marin County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, Janaury 21st, 2021:

There may be smoke in the air for approximately 7 hours. Travelers in the Stinson Beach and Bolinas area may see smoke in the air or experience slowing traffic. This is a controlled burn conducted under a burn permit issued by Marin County Fire Department. Do not call 911 to report.

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Fire Safety Resolutions

January 4, 2021 

The New Year is upon us, which means time to make your New Year’s resolutions. Why not make improved fire safety one of your resolutions? After all, this is the sort of resolution that will benefit you and your family.

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High Tides for January 2021

January 1, 2021 

Are you READY for High Tides?

Southern Marin Fire Department strongly encourages residents in low-lying areas to prepare for all upcoming high tide events.

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Contact Us

Chris Tubbs, Fire Chief

Southern Marin Fire District
28 Liberty Ship Way
STE 2800
Sausalito, CA 94965

Non-Emergency Phone: (415) 388-8182
Emergency Phone: 911


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