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Latest news and updates from Southern Marin Fire Protection District.

Marin Headland's Tunnel Closure Scheduled

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PRESS RELEASE - MARIN HEADLANDS TUNNEL CLOSURE

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SOUTHERN MARIN FIRE DISTRICT NEWSLETTER - November 2016

Click Here to View the SMFD Newsletter November 2016

SMFD Newsletter November 2016 Page 1

 

 

National Prescription Take-Back Day - October 22, 2016

Citizens can drop off their unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs & vitamins at the Sausalito Fire Station on Caledonia Street everyday, and not just on National Prescription Take-Back Day.
This is an important step in the fight against the prescription drug epidemic. When citizens properly discard their unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals, it keeps them out of the hands of anyone who may take them for recreational use. Let's be safe and keep dangerous, addictive drugs out of our kids hands. 

You can make a difference...Your actions can save the life of one young person or spare one family from the heartache of a prescription drug overdose!

 

Are You Prepared for a Major Fire in Mill Valley? Find Out Saturday, September 10, 2016

Are You Prepared for a Major Fire in Mill Valley?

Find Out Saturday, September 10, 2016

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Though that famous quote from philosopher George Santayana dates back to the early 1900s, it applies to Mill Valley in 2014 and our desire and ability to learn from the history of massive fires in Marin and the Bay Area, including the Vision Fire in West Marin in 1995.

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Board of Director Vacancy


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Southern Marin Fire Protection District
Notice of Board Vacancy

 

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District Board of Directors has an opening. The vacancy is for the first two (2) years of a 4-year term. Thereafter, the position is subject to reelection by the voters who reside within the District borders.

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Fill the Boot for MDA

Fill the Boot for MDA

Fill the Boot for MDA on Sunday, April 24, 2016 
in Sausalito

Southern Marin Fire District firefighters will "Fill The Boot" for MDA this month! Last year, Marin Professional Firefighters Local 1775 raised $35,000 for MDA and this year the goal is $40K! Southern Marin and Mill Valley Fire raised a record $5,396.
Help us help local families fighting neuromuscular disease! You can drop a donation into our boots at one of our roadside locations, or click the link (below) to donate. We need your help to break our record and help more families than ever in 2016!

LOCATIONS & DATES:
Sunday April 24th
Tiburon (Main St. at Tiburon Blvd.) 9am-3pm
Sausalito (Bridgeway at Princess) 9am-3pm
Novato (Rowland Blvd & Vintage Way) 10am-3pm

Monday April 25th
San Anselmo (The Hub) 8am-1pm
San Rafael (Grand St. at 3rd & 2nd St.) 8am-1pm

CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE
Local 1775 MDA Fill the Boot - Donate Online

Seminary Interchange Information from Supervisor Kate Sears

Seminary Interchange Information from Supervisor Kate Sears

UPDATE FROM KATE: Seminary Interchange Improvements Soon To Be Constructed

What’s Happening at the Seminary Drive Interchange?

Last winter, I let you know about planned improvements coming to the Seminary Drive interchange. Here’s a recap of these improvements and a word about the construction soon to be underway.

The Seminary interchange project includes the intersection for the northbound (Seminary Drive) off ramp to Redwood Highway Frontage Road and the northbound on ramp to Highway 101.  Accident history at this location necessitated these improvements to give drivers better direction about how to proceed through the intersection safely.

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El Nino Information for Residents

El Nino Information for Residents

Climate forecasters are predicting this winter’s El Niño to be among the largest on record. However, what that means for the Southern Marin area is unknown.

National Weather Service forecasters now say we are very likely to see normal winter rainfall, and a strong possibility of above-average rain. El Niño is not likely to end our drought.

Given Southern Marin’s history of severe weather events and damage, many residents are understandably concerned about what this winter holds. The Southern Marin fire District and our Partners are working closely together and are making these resources available to help residents protect themselves and their loved ones.

Information is available at this web page on our site: http://www.smfd.org/services/flooding-and-winter-storm-resources

Fire Prevention - Community Meeting

Fire Prevention - Community Meeting

Fire Prevention - Community Meeting

The Perfect Storm!!!

Wildland Fires + Homestead Valley

Homestead Valley Firewise* Community Day

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Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

 

Southern Marin Fire, Mill Valley Fire and firefighters throughout Marin County wear pink t-shirts in October to bring about breast cancer awareness.

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3rd Annual Open House

3rd Annual Open House

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On October 11, 2015, the Southern Marin Fire District hosted its Annual Open House event at all three fire stations, in support of Fire Prevention Week.

The event was well attended at all three fire stations.  The annual event is primarily for the purpose of preventing fires through public education but not only was fire prevention information shared with the public and questions answered, kids were able to tour the fire station, see fire engines up close, sit inside them, and see and interact with firefighters in all their gear.  Thank you to our community for your support and for participating in this event. 
We look forward to seeing you next year!
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Thank You for Your Pet & Animal Donation - Valley Fire

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Thank you to all who donated pet & animal supplies for the victims of the Valley Fire. The Southern Marin Fire District is proud of Firefighters Brett Stone and Ian Hanson who spearheaded the pet donation drive. The District received so many items and are happy to report that all items were delivered them to the animal shelter near Middletown yesterday.

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PUBLIC MEETINGS: COMMUNITY WILDFIRE PROTECTION PLAN UPDATE

PUBLIC MEETINGS: COMMUNITY WILDFIRE PROTECTION PLAN UPDATE

COMMUNITY WILDFIRE PROTECTION PLAN UPDATE: PUBLIC MEETINGS

You are invited!  Marin County Fire Department & FIRESafe MARIN are actively working to complete an update to the 2005 Marin County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).

We invite all interested parties to attend one of four CWPP public meetings:

October 12, 13, 14, 15

6:00PM - 7:30PM

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You're Invited to the 3rd Annual Open House

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The Southern Marin Fire District is holding it's 3rd Annual Open House on Sunday October 11th from Noon to 3:00 pm at all of the fire stations. 

Fire Station Locations

  1. Strawberry: 308 Reed Boulevard
  2. Tam Valley: 309 Poplar Street 
  3. Sausalito: 333 Johnson Street

The public is invited to stop by, meet the firefighters and get a tour of the fire station. Educational demonstrations are scheduled at each fire station beginning at 2:00 pm.

Southern Marin Firefighters Request Assitance for Victims of Valley Fire

Southern Marin Firefighters Request Assitance for Victims of Valley Fire

Valley Fire Fundraiser

Like many in our community we have been moved by what we are seeing happen to our fellow Californians in the Valley Fire. Though we are out on the front lines battling these fires we return home feeling there is so much more that needs to be done and we believe we can collectively help.

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District is teaming up with our community to provide aid to the families in need in the area of the Valley Fire. Several agencies and private citizens have lent their support to people who have suffered losses due to the devastating fire. An area of tremendous need is with regards to pets and pet owners.

            The Southern Marin Fire Protection District is accepting donations of ALL PET RELATED ITEMS. Food/bowls, litter/litter boxes, kennels, beds, leashes, collars, over the counter flea and tick medications and anything else you can think of that will be helpful to a pet/pet owner. There has been a massive outpouring of donations to people in the affected area. We want to make sure that the pets are taken care of too.

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Response to Grand Jury Report – The Need for Labor Negotiation Transparency - Part II

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District recently responded to the Grand Jury Report - The Need for Labor Negotiation Transparency - Part II. Please click on the links below to access the Districts's official response.

Letter to Judge D'Opal

SMFD Grand Jury Response

Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring National Preparedness Month

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring September 2015 as “National Preparedness Month” in the State of California.

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Southern Marin Firefighters Deploy to MAD River Complex Fire

Southern Marin Firefighters Deploy to MAD River Complex Fire

A third group of Southern Marin Firefighters have been deployed to battle wildland fires in California.  Deploying with a Strike Team of other agencies from Southern Marin, the group will likley be deployed for two weeks while fighting fires in the MAD River complex Fire.

The previous two deployed crews have returned and are back serving the Southern Marin Community. 

The Southern Marin Fire District Engages in ISO Re-Rate.

The Southern Marin Fire District Engages in ISO Re-Rate.

The Insurance Services Office (ISO) is the organization that evaluates fire protection in communities throughout the United States, providing a Fire Protection Class Rating (PPC) for each community in which building and property insurance premiums are based upon.

Southern Marin Fire District was last rated in 2000 and received a PPC rating of 3.  The City of Sausalito was a PPC 5 at their last re-rate in 2003.  The high...est PPC rating is Class 1, and the worst is Class 10.  Since these previous re-rates the City of Sausalito annexed into the District and the subsequent ratings will be combined into a single agency report.

The current review process will take several months and we will post our results once they have been published and adopted.

Southern Marin Fire District Newsletter - August 2015

Southern Marin Fire District Newsletter - August 2015

August 2015 Newsletter

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District is proud to present the SMFD Newsletter, August 2015 edition.  You will find many articles about the District's activities, projects and staff members.
Please contact Susan Kim at skim@smfd.org if you have any questions or comments
Happy Reading!

Our Mission

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.

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Mill Valley, CA 94941

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