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WELCOME FROM FIRE CHIEF TUBBS
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.
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.
Just in time for National Safe Digging Month,Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will begin conducting aerial patrols of gas transmission pipelines throughout the North Bay starting on Monday, April 26.
A series of virtual community workshops will cover a variety of topics including wildfire science, defensible space, home hardening basics, community preparedness, and personal preparedness and evacuations.
At the Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Committee meeting on April 13, 2021, the Southern Marin Fire District (SMFD) Chair Directors received an update on the 2021 Fire Season Outlook report which forecasted the 2021 fire season.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is held on April 24, 2021 which addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019.
Projects that reduce wildfire risk and increase preparedness can be accomplished by people of all ages with a variety of time commitments. You might be asking, “What can I do in a single day to help stay safer from wildfire?”