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Fire Department

Battalion Chief Tom Welch.jpgTom Welch, Interim Fire Chief

Mill Valley Fire Department
1 Hamilton Drive
Mill Valley CA 94941

Non-Emergency Phone: (415) 389-4130
Emergency Phone: 911

The Mission of the Mill Valley Fire Department is to continuously meet the needs of our community in the most effective and efficient means possible.

Ready, Set, Go!

Marin County Fire Chief's Launch
Ready, St Go! Wildfire Preparedness Campaign

On June 3, 2010 the Marin County Fire Chief’s Association announced a new program to educate residents on the threats posed by wildfire and to provide a wildfire action plan that gives residents the tools to prepare themselves, their family and their homes from the devastating effects of a wildfire. Please visit the for more information.

Fire Prevention
Our department is committed to the highest level of fire protection for the citizens of our community. You can download our Fire Prevention Ordinance by clicking on Title 15 of the
Mill Valley Municipal CodeClick here for further information on fire prevention code, ordinances and standards including information on the City of Mill Valley Wildland-Urban Interface Code.

DON'T CALL 911...
when you hear sirens. Use 911 for life threatening emergencies only. Our emergency warning system is tested on the first Saturday of each month at noon. If you hear the siren at any other time, tune in to KCBS 740 AM and KGO 810AM and local tv stations for further information.

What to expect when dialing 9-1-1 for a medical emergency.

There is a host of professionals at the Marin County Sheriffs Office (MCSO) standing by to answer your 9-1-1 calls for service. The dispatchers are professionally trained using state of the art equipment to facilitate an effective emergency response from the Mill Valley Fire and Police Departments.

When you request service for a medical emergency, be prepared for questions. The questions
focus in on your location, the medical emergency and your contact information. All of the questions
enable the correct response in the most expedient manner possible.

Please take a moment to review this important information regarding 9-1-1 services provided by clicking here.

Mill Valley Fire Department Looks for Vacant/Abandoned Buildings for Training
The Mill Valley Fire Department is asking property owners who may have a structure that is abandoned and/or ready to be demolished to allow firefighters to conduct training exercises in these buildings. 
For all the details, click here.

Its not to early to start thinking about Fire season! Do you have defensible space around your home?
Click here to view/download a Defensible Space Checklist that can better prepare you and your family against the threat of wild land fires. Click here to view/download a list of simple steps to dramatically increase the chance of your home surviving a wildfire.

The Mill Valley Fire Department understands the challenge residents have in maintaining defensible space around their homes. With this in mind, we are here to assist you in identifying hazards specific to each residence by performing a Hazard Assessments upon request. We also offer a Chipper Program to all City of Mill Valley Residents. Although there are some basic requirements to the program, the benefit is that we will chip all the vegetation you can stack and haul it away free of charge. Click here to download a chipper request and fax to 415-389-4186 attention Battalion Chief Scott Barnes.

Here is a video on creating defensible space:



City Seeks Community Input on City-wide Disaster Planning
What do you think are the biggest risks facing Mill Valley in terms of potential disasters and managing their aftermath? Take our survey today.
Marin Emergency Radio Authority (MERA) Announcements
MERA Announces Call for Applications for Citizens Oversight Committee and Senior Homeowner Exemptions
Mill Valley's FREE Get Ready Class
Is your Family Prepared?
Storm Recap and Update – February 7 – 10:00 am
Public safety personnel responded to 20-30 calls for service during the storm, most of them related to fallen trees and branches.

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