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Posted on: February 17, 2024

Storm Information - Rain And Gusty Wind Forecast (2/17-2/20)

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UPDATE AS OF MONDAY 2/19/2023 AT 7:47 AM PST

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For your safety, Southern Marin Fire District urge all residents to review flooding and winter storm resources, and prepare themselves and their property from the possibility of wind and water...

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Emergency Preparedness
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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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Save The Date - Ready 94941 Event

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SAVE THE DATE - READY 94941

Join us for an afternoon of fun! The Southern Marin Fire Protection District and ReadyMarin are hosting an emergency preparedness fair on March 10th, 2024.

Learn what you can do to prepare your family and pets for disasters, win ...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Score Big With These Cooking Safety Tips

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Did you know?

  • 47% of all home fires are caused by cooking
  • Burn injuries continue to be a leading cause of injury in the United States and Canada, especially in children.
  • Preventing a burn injury is always better than the pain and trauma of medical treatment ...
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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 31, 2024

Courtesy Notice To Mill Valley Residents - Summit Ralston Fuel Break Project 2024

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Courtesy Notice

January 15, 2024

Dear Residents, 

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District is establishing a shaded fuel break by means of a forest health restoration project. This project will reduce flammable vegetation within 100ft - 150ft fro...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 29, 2024

Paved Road Fuel Reduction Program - Mill Valley - Block B - February 2024

Paved Road Fuel Reduction

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District has made the reduction of flammable vegetation that surrounds our residents one of its biggest priorities. To that end, the Fire District's multi-faceted Vegetation Management Program is coming to your neighborh...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: February 1, 2024

LRAD Emergency Siren Monthly Test For February 2024

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Residents of Southern Marin are encouraged to participate in Southern Marin Fire District's "Did You Hear It?" (DYHI) campaign. DYHI was developed to tap the abundant information available about the on-going LRAD monthly testing from re...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: November 8, 2023

Prepare For Storm and Flooding Season 2023/24

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For your safety, Southern Marin Fire District urge all residents to review flooding and winter storm resources, and prepare themselves and their property from the possibility of wind and water damage this upcoming winter season.

What actions can I take to ...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Storm Season Safety Emergency Guide

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Do you have a few minutes a day to get prepared for more winter storms? Sign up for our Storm Season Safety course in conjunction with LISTOS California. This 5-day text message course will tell you what to expect this winter and how you can prepare to ke...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: November 29, 2023

High Tides Are Back This December 2023

Sausalito - Mill Valley Bike Path Flooded

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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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: November 8, 2023

High Tides Are Back This November 2023

Sausalito - Mill Valley Bike Path Flooded

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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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: November 8, 2023

Fire Prevention Month Recap

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Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires. During the month of October, Southern Marin Fire District took time to coordinate with local elementary schools as well as host a...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 30, 2023

Test Your Smoke Alarms When You Turn Your Clocks Back

Test Smoke Alarms When Turning Back Clocks

Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 5.  Many people will use this opportunity to test and change their home’s smoke alarm batteries.

Because working smoke alarms are a critical element of home fire safety, Southern...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 16, 2023

City of Mill Valley Partners with Google Research on Critical Evacuation Study

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Update:

At their meeting on October 16, 2023, the City Council received the presentation from Former Mayor John McCauley on the findings of the Google Research evacuation study. The Mayor and Councilmembers thanked McCauley for his important work. "Yo...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 5, 2023

Importance Of Fire Prevention And Education

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In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the ...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: October 3, 2023

Fire Prevention Week 2023

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This year’s Fire Prevention Week™ (FPW™) campaign, “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention™,” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take ...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Preparedness Month Safety Tip - Review Your Evacuation Map

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Residents of Southern Marin Fire District should watch our Evacuation Preparedness video and take steps to prepare, in advance, for evacuation from wildfires and other disasters. New this month are updated neighborhood evacuation maps which will be arrivi...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Mill Valley's Growing Senior Population and the Rise of Elderly Scams

Mill Valley is undergoing a significant surge in its senior population. By 2030, nearly 40% of Mill Valley's community members will be aged 60 or above. Alarmingly, scams targeting this age bracket have soared, with California sadly topping the list for t...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Mill Valley Police Department Educates Residents on Active Threat Preparedness

Nestled amid the serene beauty of Mill Valley, the community has experienced moments that have starkly contrasted with its peaceful ambiance. In 2018, residents were urged to shelter in place following a violent dispute between a tenant and his landlord j...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: September 13, 2023

SMFD's Badge Distribution For Former Mill Valley Fire Personnel

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Southern Marin Fire Protection District is excited to share badge distribution crew photos from all three shifts for former Mill Valley Fire Department personnel. The badge distributions comes on the heels of the consolidation ceremony of the Mill Valley ...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: July 20, 2023

Beware Of Scams!

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Southern Marin - Please beware of scams! It has come to our attention that there have been multiple comments on our social media pages with spam links to "merchandise." Southern Marin Fire Protection District wants to keep all our community memb...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Southern Marin Fire District Launches New Website for Neighborhood Response Group

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On March 1, 2023, the Southern Marin Fire Protection District is pleased to announce the launch of a new website for the Southern Marin Neighborhood Response Group (NRG) program, www.southernmarinnrg.org.

The NRG program is a neighbors-helping-nei...

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Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: February 23, 2023

Heating Your Home Safely

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Did you know? Home fires occur more in the winter months than any other time of the year. Follow these general heating tips to help prevent winter fires and to stay safe this winter season:

  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from all heat sources ...

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Emergency Preparedness
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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www.SMFD.org Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: June 13, 2022

What To Do in Case of Emergency

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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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SMFD.org Emergency Preparedness
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Subscribe Today! Southern Marin Fire District eNewsletter

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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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Emergency Preparedness