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Mission, Vision and Values


The Mission of the Southern Marin Fire District is to contribute to Greater Southern Marin Community’s reputation as a safe, friendly, economically thriving community in which to live, work, learn, play and visit.

We achieve our mission by providing the highest quality local and regional community risk reduction, suppression, emergency medical services, rescue, marine response, disaster preparedness and community education services possible within the resources provided to us.

We are professional, proud, compassionate, highly-trained, and committed to utilizing state of the art technology to provide services that meet or exceed the expectations of our community.


A culture that reflects the greatest ideals of our profession: The Desire to Serve, The Ability to Perform, and The Courage to Act, and that this culture pursues actions and attitudes that reinforce the public trust we enjoy.

A future where our District and our staff share their skills and abilities constructively and as a result are influential at the local, state and federal levels.

A future where we pursue academic and technical excellence and have the resources we need to be highly proficient in all that we do; to perform our mission safely and exceed our citizens’ expectations.

A future where community risk reduction is highly valued and recognized as our first line of defense.

A future where we develop a culture that fosters an environment of mentoring, and values and invests in succession planning.

A future whereby the Fire District is supported by state of the art facilities and equipment that are well maintained thereby allowing firefighters to provide premium level services to a community that highly values Quality of Life.

A greatly improved set of internal processes of planning and benchmarking of performance that educate and inform nonprofessionals and community leaders and demonstrate how the Fire District contributes greatly to the Quality of Life enjoyed by the Southern Marin Communities.

A future where the economic resiliency of the organization is sound and built to weather the ebb and flow of economic cycles.


Knowing that firefighters are held to a higher standard of conduct, the firefighters of the Southern Marin Protection District will make every effort to uphold those standards that are entrusted to us. We will take an active role in maintaining a professional image of the Fire Service through promptness, efficiency and dedication to duty.

Communicating with the Public

We will serve the public with courtesy and respect, providing assistance wherever our skills and talents are needed. We will be ever vigilant in promoting awareness of fire hazards and in educating our citizens of all ages.

Download this file (SMFD Vision.pdf)SMFD Vision.pdf[2015 Southern Marin Fire District Vision Document]193 kB

Our Mission

Southern Marin Fire Protection District strives for excellence in the performance of our duty and service to the community and the customers we serve. We are committed in finding better ways of protecting the lives and property of our citizens from the ravages of fire and other disasters and devoted in working together for the betterment of our community.


308 Reed Boulevard
Mill Valley, CA 94941

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