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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Water Safety Tips this Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

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While California’s beaches, rivers and lakes offer a great escape for the summer heat, they can also be dangerous if certain precautions are not taken such as wearing a life jacket, swimming only in designated areas, and actively supervising chi...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Fourth of July Reminder: No Fireworks in Marin

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One gently floating ember from a cookout or a firecracker could ignite widespread tragedy in Marin County’s parched landscape. The Marin County Fire Department is urging all residents and visitors to remember that fireworks are illegal in the co...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Be Prepared When Visiting Mill Valley

Good Neighbor Guide

As the weather gets better and visitors stay for an extended period of time in our community we encourage them to be courteous of your short-term neighbors. This includes reducing noise, keeping debris contained, respecting the local rules, and following ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Evacuation Drill Events – June 25, 2022

Evacuation Drill Instructions

Two Locations:June 25, 10:00 am – Hawk Hill Central @ Almonte/Mount Tamalpais School, Mill ValleyJune 25, 10:00 am – Spencer/Cloudview @ Cloudview Park, SausalitoThis is a great opportunity to learn directly from our Fire District about community safety a...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

What To Do in Case of Emergency

What To Do in Case of An Emergency Video

During the month of June Southern Marin Fire District will be sharing videos educating residents on steps to prepare in advance, for evacuation from wildfires and other disasters.  

Episode 1: (https://youtu.be/Opbu150zKys)

Episode 2: (https://yout...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Save the Date – Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program For June 2022 (Mill Valley)

With your continued support, we have removed more than 7,100 tons of flammable vegetation from Southern Marin and Mill Valley right of ways and private property. This has not only improved emergency response times, but it has also reduced the number of po...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Incident Report: Structure Fire, Mill Valley – June 1, 2022

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A Structure Fire was reported at 10 George Ln, Mill Valley, June 1, 2022 at 7:08 pm.The Southern Marin Fire and Mill Valley Fire responded to reports of a single-family residential structure fire at the address noted above. Initially believed to be a vege...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Measure U Citizen Oversight Committee Vacancy–Date Extended

Southern Marin Fire has established a Measure U Citizen Oversight Committee. Measure U ensures that the District is financially stable and able to continue offering firefighting, lifesaving response services and enhanced fire prevention efforts within the...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Southern Marin, Please Join Us In Congratulating Our Newest Team Member

Leah Curtis

The Southern Marin Neighborhood Response Group (NRG) Program is a grassroots volunteer-driven initiative designed to assist the residents of Southern Marin to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters by encouraging a Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

SMFD – Board of Directors Meeting Time Change

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At the April 27, 2022 Board of Directors Meeting, the Board of Directors voted  to approve a time change of the board meeting beginning in June. Effective June 22, 2022 Southern Marin Board of Directors Meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. 

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Join Us For Scott Valley Safety Events | 3/12/22 - 3/13/22

Attention Scott Valley Residents - You're Invited To This Weekend's Safety Events.

EVENT ONE: Scott Valley Fire Extinguisher Fair 

Saturday, March 12th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Edna Maguire School Parking Lot  ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Low-Income Senior Homeowner Exemption Now Available

LOW-INCOME SENIOR EXEMPTION - MWPA

The Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) was created to implement a comprehensive wildfire prevention and emergency preparedness program for Marin County. MWPA is funded by a parcel tax approved by votes in March 2020.‍There is a low-income ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Happy Women’s History Month From Southern Marin Fire & Mill Valley Fire

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Happy Women’s History Month From Southern Marin Fire District. Women’s History Month recognizes the accomplishments of trailblazing women in their industries. All month long Southern Marin Fire District will be sharing the stories of women who work at Sou...
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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Save The Date - Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program For March 2022

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With your continued support, we have removed more than 7,100 tons of flammable vegetation from Southern Marin and Mill Valley right of ways and private property. This has not only improved emergency response times, but it has also reduced the number of po...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Did You Hear It? Submit Your LRAD Feedback

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The "Did you hear it ?" (DYHI) campaign was developed to tap the abundant information available about the on-going monthly testing from the people who experience them. By taking advantage of the vast number of Internet users, we can get...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Get Ahead Of Fire Season - Create Your Defensible Space Today

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The grass is green and the dirt is still wet. As hard as it is to believe, Fire Season is coming up quick. It’s that time again to start clearing your Defensible Space around your home. Get ahead and take on vegetation while it is still manageab...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Southern Marin Fire District Releases New Inspection Scheduling Software

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District and Mill Valley Fire Department are excited to introduce a new way to schedule a fire inspection. The self-serve scheduling website allows residents and contractors within...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Mil Valley Fire Department Participate In Preschool Education

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Mill Valley Fire Department's Engine 6 C-Shift participated in a fun and educational opportunity with preschoolers at the Mill Valley community Center. With the educational theme of "community helpers", our crews taught the students abo...
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Posted on: January 26, 2022

King Tides For January 27 Thru February 2, 2022

King Tides 1/27/22 - 2/2/22

Living near the ocean we get to enjoy the many things that it has to offer, but we also have to deal with the issues it can bring. One of these issues are the occasionally higher than normal tides, sometimes referred to as “King” Tides...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Save The Date - Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program For February 2022

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With your continued support, we have removed more than 7,100 tons of flammable vegetation from Southern Marin and Mill Valley right of ways and private property. This has not only improved emergency response times, but it has also reduced the number of po...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Southern Marin Fire District Teach The Girl Scouts Fire Safety

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On Sunday, January 23rd, Southern Marin Fire District Prevention Specialist McKenna Ramiro, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Madison Mead and Communications Coordinator Elysha Omoomy attended Northern California Girl Scouts of Marin's Comprehensive Hands-on...
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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Southern Marin Fire District's First Ever Annual Report - A Year In Review!

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Southern Marin Fire District is proud to present its first Annual Report detailing the major accomplishments of the 2020-21 fiscal year. From the execution and implementation of the Shared Services Agreement with the City of Mil...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Get Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests - Now Available

Covid-19 At-Home Testing

The federal website is allowing all residents to order four free COVID tests. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order at-?home COVID-?19 tests. The tests are completely FREE. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. 

 

ABOUT THE AT-?HOME...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Make Emergency Preparedness Your New Year's Resolution

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Our first responders of Southern Marin Fire and Mill Valley Fire, and law enforcement officers will save many lives during their careers. But neighbors helping neighbors play a crucial role in saving lives in our communities during a disaster. 

Mi...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Fatal Nationwide Structure Fires Are Reminders To Please Practice Your Escape Plan

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Our condolences to all the victims and their families during the recent fatal structure fires in Philadelphia and New York City. On Sunday, January 9, 2022 hundreds of firefighters responded to a five-alarm blaze in the Bronx which killed at least 19 peop...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Grant Programs To Help Marin Residents With Defensible Space

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Did you know that the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority offers two grants opportunities to help residents with expenses related to the creation of defensible space and home hardening? ? One grant is to reimburse home hardening improvements, and other is...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Save The Date - Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program For January 2022

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With your continued support, we have removed more than 7,100 tons of flammable vegetation from Southern Marin and Mill Valley right of ways and private property. This has not only improved emergency response times, but it has also reduced the number of po...

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

How To Recycle Christmas Trees After The Holidays

How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

After Christmas, it’s important to get rid of the tree or when it is dry. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home. Also, bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays t...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Mill Valley Evacuation Drill Featured in League of California Cities Online Newsletter

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Mill Valley’s partnership with Google creates new, data-driven wildfire evacuation and preparedness plans.

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Southern Marin Fire District Assists Mill Valley School District In Emergency Response Event

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On December 7, 2021 Southern Marin Fire District and Mill Valley Fire attended disaster response drills at various Mill Valley School District sites to work with students and staff. Several subjects pertaining to emergency and disaster response were cover...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Top Holiday Safety Tips To Keep You and Your Family Safe This Winter Holiday Season

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Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.

 

Holiday decorating: 

  • Be careful with holiday d...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Fire-Smart Landscaping – December's Tip Of The Month

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Make a fire-smart plan. Consider existing plants, budget, and how much maintenance you are willing to do. Start by understanding the three defensible space zones. The idea is to decrease the energy and speed of a fire by eliminating&...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Paved Road Fuel Reduction Dates For December 2021

Paved Road Fuel Reduction

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District has made the reduction of flammable vegetation that surrounds us one of its biggest priorities. To that end, The District’s multi-faceted Vegetation Management Program is coming to the following neighb...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Are You Ready For High Tides This December?

Flooded Tam Valley at Manzanita Park and Ride

Living near the ocean we get to enjoy the many things that it has to offer, but we also have to deal with the issues it can bring. One of these issues are the occasionally higher than normal tides, sometimes referred to as “King” Tides. However, as oppose...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Is Your Home Heating System Prepared For Winter?

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There is something about the winter months and curling up with a good book by the fireplace. But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths? Last winter, Southern Marin Fire District responded to a report...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Subscribe Today! Southern Marin Fire District eNewsletter

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Fire Season is here. We all need to do our part to prepare and protect our community. The Southern Marin Fire District's eNewsletter is full of important news, fire safety tips, evacuation information, and more. Don't miss out! 

Click here to subs...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Are you Ready for High Tides This November?

Flooded Tam Valley at Manzanita Park and Ride

Living near the ocean we get to enjoy the many things that it has to offer, but we also have to deal with the issues it can bring. One of these issues are the occasionally higher than normal tides, sometimes referred to as “King” Tides. However, as oppose...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Test Your Smoke Alarms When You Turn Back Your Clocks

Test Smoke Alarms When Turning Back Clocks

Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 7.  Many people will use this opportunity to change their home’s smoke alarm batteries as well. Because working smoke alarms are a critical element of home fire safety, Southern Marin Fir...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Paved Road Fuel Reduction Event Dates for November 2021

Paved Road Fuel Reduction

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District has made the reduction of flammable vegetation that surrounds us one of its biggest priorities. To that end, The District’s multi-faceted Vegetation Management Program is coming to the following neighborhoods li...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Safety Tips During a Power Outage

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Stay safe during a power outage:

Food Safety:

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed to prevent food from spoiling. The refrigerator will keep food cold for about four hours. A full freezer will keep the temperature for about 48 hours. Use coolers with ice ...
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Posted on: September 25, 2021

City Officials Test Google Modeling of Evacuation Timing with Evacuation Drill.

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September 25, 2021

The City of Mill Valley conducted its Annual Evacuation Drill on Saturday, September 25 with over 250 residents participating. 

The goal of this year’s drill was a timed event to help validate Google’s current evacuation research...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Mill Valley, Please Join Us In Congratulating Our Newest Team Member

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Please join us in congratulating Elaine Wilkinson for becoming Southern Marin Fire District's first ever Neighborhood Response Group (NRG) Coordinator.

The Southern Marin Neighborhood Response Group (NRG) Program is a grassroots volunteer-driven i...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Now Available Fire Safe Marin: Wildfire Watch TV - Episode 2 - "EVACUATIONS" - Watch Now!

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Fire Safe Marin is pleased to share Episode 2 of Wildfire Watch TVa new series that addresses residents' concerns and provides current wildfire prevention and preparedness information in a fast-paced and engaging way.

Episode 2 focuses ...
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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Why Social Networks Should Not Be Your Main Source Of Receiving Important Alerts And Warning Systems

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On Monday, October 4th, 2021, social media networks of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp stopped working shortly before noon ET. Server error messages appeared on the various sites for nearly six hours causing billions of users to be left in the dark witho...

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