Emergency Preparedness- Emergency Notifications


Communications and up to date information is critical in an emergency situation. Emergencies are dynamic and ever changing. As a community, everyone will want to know what is going on and what to do. Here in Mill Valley, and in Marin County, there a numerous systems to ensure people are informed. Be sure you know what they are, and sign up for them today so that you know what is going on and what to do in the event of an emergency. 

Emergency Sirens

There are five emergency sirens placed throughout the City of Mill Valley. They can be used for many situations, but their primary use is to alert for the need to evacuate if there is a fire. The City, in colaboration with the Fire Department, recently installed new LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device) Sirens to replace the previous system. The LRADs are capable of projecting instructions throughout the city. The LRADs are tested on the first Saturday of every month at noon. If you hear the sirens at any other time, turn on a radio or TV to a local station for important emergency information. Do not call 911. More info here.

Alert Marin

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office has the ability to broadcast emergency messages to listed and unlisted phone numbers. You can sign up through Alert Marin to receive these same messages on your cell phone for up to five different addresses within Marin. Sign up today!

Mill Valley Website

The City of Mill Valley website is another source for up to date information. You can check the running news stream on the Home Page for minor incidents, or, in the event of an area wide emergency, a red banner will run across the top of all the City webpages with up to date information.


Social Media is another easy way to know what is going on. Sign up for Twitter, Nixle or Nextdoor to keep up to date on current happenings. Be sure to check out @Mill Valley PD @City_of_MV on Twitter.

More info here.