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 Nationally Recognized, Forward-Leaning All-Risk Service Provider that delivers Excellence in All-Hazards Risk Response, in Maintaining Strategic Community Partnerships, in Hiring, Training and Retaining Exceptional People, and in Implementing Efficiencies in Service Provision to Ensure Fiscal Sustainability, Stewardship, and Accountability to the Communities We Serve.
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.
The Strategic Plan is a vehicle that propels us towards our Vision, ensuring that we are achieving our Mission and meeting or exceeding the expecations of our Community. Our plan was recently developed using a stakeholder driven process based on best industry practices and the methodology prescribed by the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) and Fire and Emergency Service Self Assessment Manual (FESSAM). Our current plan was adopted by the Board of Directors in February 2016.