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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

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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. 

 

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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. 

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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

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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

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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: November 16, 2021

Avoid These Common Cooking Mistakes This Holiday Season

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For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations. So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyo...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Are You Ready For High Tides This December?

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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! 

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Are you Ready for High Tides This November?

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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

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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

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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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