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On Monday, May 4, 2013, Southern Marin Fire will be participating in the
Wildland SKills Multi Agency Drill (MAD) from 8am to 1pm.
MAD will simulate a wildland fire impacting the City of Mill Valley.
Mill Valley Fire and Marin County Fire will also be participating.
The MAD training will coincide with the
City of Mill Valley Neighborhood Evacuation Drill.
There will be 15-20 fire engines involved in this MAD training on May 4th,
so if you see many first responders & fire engines in your neighborhood,
Please Do Not Be Alarmed!
This is just a training drill
Many residents in our unincorporated area began receiving a Fire Prevention Fee tax bill per Assembly Bill X 129. This fee, $150 or $115, is charged to all property owners that are in what is known as SRA (State Responsibility Area). THe SRA includes most of the unicorporated area in the district. This does not apply to residents of the City of Sausalito or within the Town of Tiburon.
This tax is not a Southern Marin Fire District tax. The District does not receive benefit from this bill. The Southern Marin Fire Protection District Board of Directors has officially opposed this bill and this fee.
Citizens are encouraged to pay the fee before the 30 day late fee is applied.
You can protest by contacting your state elected officials and can petition for redemption at www.firepreventionfee.org.