Welcome to the new www.smfd.org |  Information: (415) 388-8182
Emergencies: DIAL 9-1-1

District News

Latest news and updates from Southern Marin Fire Protection District.

2017 Mill Valley Evacuation Drill

2017 Mill Valley Evacuation Drill
Saturday, May 20, 2017  |  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Locations: Edgewood and Homestead Valley Neighborhoods
On SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017, the City of Mill Valley will be conducting its annual emergency drill in the Edgewood and Homestead Valley neighborhoods. If you live in these neighborhoods we invite you to participate in this VOLUNTARY EVACUATION, which is held in cooperation with the Mill Valley Fire Department, Southern Marin Fire Protection District, Mill Valley Police Department, Marin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Mill Valley Emergency Preparedness Commission. This annual drill helps first responders assess the issues that may arise if such an evacuation became necessary due to a disaster, such as an earthquake or a wildland fire on Mount Tamalpais.

The drill begins on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with an activation of the Alert Marin Telephone Emergency Notification System\ which is a reverse 9-1-1 dialing system that can be used to alert residents in the event of an emergency. If you have not signed up already, please do so prior to the drill at www.alertmarin.org. If you have difficulty signing up, contact the Mill Valley Fire Department at (415) 389-4130.

After you receive the emergency activation, please proceed to the Drill Command Center located in the Tamalpais High School parking lot at 700 Miller Avenue between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

  • Evacuate by foot, bike or vehicle to the Tam High parking lot. If you know that a neighbor will require evacuation assistance, please let us know. 
  • Emergency information and demonstrations will be provided by our community emergency partners, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the Red Cross, Marin Humane Society, Whistlestop Wheels, Marin Medical Reserve Corps, Emergency Preparedness Commission and the Salvation Army.
 For more information, please click on the below links. 
Questions? please contact Mill Valley Fire Department Fire Chief Tom Welch at 
(415) 389-4130 
or evacuation@cityofmillvalley.org.

Blood Drive - Friday, May 12, 2017

On Friday, May 12, 2017, there will be a Blood Drive at Southern Marin Fire at Fire Station 4 located at 309 Poplar Street in Mill Valley from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

The first 30 confirmed donors will get a reflective address placard and firefighter assistance to install it. This is a $45 value.

For more information, please contact Captain Cary Gloeckner at (415) 380.1101 or by email at cgloeckner@smfd.org


Toy & Food Donations Accepted at All Fire Stations


Southern Marin Fire is collecting toys and food for the Holiday Season. Food donations benefit the Marin-SF Food Band and all toy donations are distributed by the Salvation Army to families & children who live in Marin County. You may drop off donations of food and toys at any SMFD Fire station located at 308 Reed Boulevard in Strawberry, 309 Poplar Street in Tam Valley and 333 Johnson Street in Sausalito.

Toys and food will be collected until Wednesday, December 19th. 

Your donations and generosity can make the Holidays bright for families and kids!


Notice Inviting Interested Contractors for the 2017 Informal Bid List

Notice Inviting Interested Contractors for the 2017 Informal Bid List

In accordance with the State of California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Commission, the Southern Marin Fire Protection District is inviting all interested licensed contractors to submit their company for inclusion on the District's Informal Bidding Contractors List for calendar year 2017. 

Companies must resubmit to be included on the 2017 list even if your company has submitted an application in prior years.

Per California Public Contract Code 22032, any Public Works Project that is estimated to be below $175,000 is subject to the Informal Bidding Procedures set forth by the State of California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission. All trade categories are subject to Informal Bidding Procedures.



Click Here to View the SMFD Newsletter November 2016

SMFD Newsletter November 2016 Page 1



National Prescription Take-Back Day - October 22, 2016

Citizens can drop off their unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs & vitamins at the Sausalito Fire Station on Caledonia Street everyday, and not just on National Prescription Take-Back Day.
This is an important step in the fight against the prescription drug epidemic. When citizens properly discard their unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals, it keeps them out of the hands of anyone who may take them for recreational use. Let's be safe and keep dangerous, addictive drugs out of our kids hands. 

You can make a difference...Your actions can save the life of one young person or spare one family from the heartache of a prescription drug overdose!


Annual Open House - Saturday, October 15th, 11am-2pm

Open House Flyer 10 15 16

Annual Open House 2016 Flyer

Are You Prepared for a Major Fire in Mill Valley? Find Out Saturday, September 10, 2016

Are You Prepared for a Major Fire in Mill Valley?

Find Out Saturday, September 10, 2016

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Though that famous quote from philosopher George Santayana dates back to the early 1900s, it applies to Mill Valley in 2014 and our desire and ability to learn from the history of massive fires in Marin and the Bay Area, including the Vision Fire in West Marin in 1995.


Board Vacancy - One Position Available on SMFD Board of Directors

SMFD logo





Board of Director Vacancy

SMFD logo

Southern Marin Fire Protection District
Notice of Board Vacancy


The Southern Marin Fire Protection District Board of Directors has an opening. The vacancy is for the first two (2) years of a 4-year term. Thereafter, the position is subject to reelection by the voters who reside within the District borders.


Southern Marin Fire - Jazz by the Bay - June 3, June 24 & July 8

Southern Marin Fire - Jazz by the Bay - June 3,  June 24 & July 8

The Southern Marin Firefighters Association is selling their World Famous Tri-Tip Sandos and Firehouse Coleslaw, Lagunitas Beer & quality wine at the Jazz by the Bay Events in Sausalito at Friday, June 3, June 24, July 8. 

Sausalito’s summertime Jazz & Blues by the Bay concerts have become a legendary local favorite. Breathtaking views of Angel Island, San Francisco and the Bay provide the backdrop for this weekly celebration at Gabrielson Park in downtown Sausalito. 

Concerts start on Friday June 3rd and continue every Friday until August 26th and go from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Food and beverages are on sale by a different Sausalito Non-profit group each week. 

The free grass area seating fills up quickly, so come down early to save a spot. For more info: http://www.ci.sausalito.ca.us/Index.aspx... 


Sidewalk CPR Community Training - June 11, 2016

Sidewalk CPR Community Training - June 11, 2016

Sidewalk CPR Training provided by Southern Marin Fire personnel on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Strawberry Village in Mill Valley from 11am -1pm and at the Sausalito Ferry Terminal from 10am-2pm. Come by and learn this very effective technique.


SMFD Strategic Plan 2016-2020

SMFD Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Strategic Plan 2016-2020 Finalized and Approved by SMFD Board of Directors

At the February 24, 2016, Board Meeting, the Directors adopted the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan for the Fire District.  The plan includes Nine Strategic Initiatives that will guide the District towards its adopted Vision.

The Strategic Planning Process occurred over the past eight months, guided by an experienced and highly respected Facilitator.  The collaborative process included engagement with outside Stakeholders such as other government agencies, community groups and volunteers.  The engagement process included completing surveys on the District and its operations, as well as an interactive process with the Facilitator.

The final development element of the Strategic Planning Process was a five-day series of work sessions engaging key internal District employees.  Synthesizing the information gathered from external and internal stakeholders, the nine Strategic Initiatives, supporting objectives and critical tasks and timelines were developed.


Fill the Boot for MDA

Fill the Boot for MDA

Fill the Boot for MDA on Sunday, April 24, 2016 
in Sausalito

Southern Marin Fire District firefighters will "Fill The Boot" for MDA this month! Last year, Marin Professional Firefighters Local 1775 raised $35,000 for MDA and this year the goal is $40K! Southern Marin and Mill Valley Fire raised a record $5,396.
Help us help local families fighting neuromuscular disease! You can drop a donation into our boots at one of our roadside locations, or click the link (below) to donate. We need your help to break our record and help more families than ever in 2016!

Sunday April 24th
Tiburon (Main St. at Tiburon Blvd.) 9am-3pm
Sausalito (Bridgeway at Princess) 9am-3pm
Novato (Rowland Blvd & Vintage Way) 10am-3pm

Monday April 25th
San Anselmo (The Hub) 8am-1pm
San Rafael (Grand St. at 3rd & 2nd St.) 8am-1pm

Local 1775 MDA Fill the Boot - Donate Online

New Fire Engine Dedication Ceremony - Saturday, March 5, 2016

New Fire Engine Dedication Ceremony - Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District Welcomes
A New Fire Truck to the Fire Fleet

Mill Valley, CA – Fire Chief Chris Tubbs, along with District’s Board of Directors will join the Department to commemorate the addition of a new fire truck with a special christening ceremony on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10 a.m., at Fire Station 4, 309 Poplar Street, Tam Valley neighborhood, in Mill Valley.

The new Fire Engine will allow the District to provide better service with advanced firefighting technology that will benefit the residents and visitors of the District as well residents throughout Marin County due to current automatic and mutual aid agreements.

In celebration of the new replacement fire truck for Engine 4, the public is encouraged to participate in the customary tradition of transferring water from "old to new.” In the fire service, the act of transferring water represents life, as well as always being ready to protect. Once the water has been transferred from the old truck, the new engine's sirens will sound. The ceremony will also include the housing ritual which dates back to the 1800s when horses were used to pull fire engines. The neighborhood would assist with pushing the engine backward since the horses were ineffective at doing so.   


Fire Prevention - Community Meeting

Fire Prevention - Community Meeting

Fire Prevention - Community Meeting

The Perfect Storm!!!

Wildland Fires + Homestead Valley

Homestead Valley Firewise* Community Day


Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness


Southern Marin Fire, Mill Valley Fire and firefighters throughout Marin County wear pink t-shirts in October to bring about breast cancer awareness.

pink shirts 10 2015

3rd Annual Open House

3rd Annual Open House


On October 11, 2015, the Southern Marin Fire District hosted its Annual Open House event at all three fire stations, in support of Fire Prevention Week.

The event was well attended at all three fire stations.  The annual event is primarily for the purpose of preventing fires through public education but not only was fire prevention information shared with the public and questions answered, kids were able to tour the fire station, see fire engines up close, sit inside them, and see and interact with firefighters in all their gear.  Thank you to our community for your support and for participating in this event. 
We look forward to seeing you next year!
 open house pic 10 11 15 2

Thank You for Your Pet & Animal Donation - Valley Fire




Thank you to all who donated pet & animal supplies for the victims of the Valley Fire. The Southern Marin Fire District is proud of Firefighters Brett Stone and Ian Hanson who spearheaded the pet donation drive. The District received so many items and are happy to report that all items were delivered them to the animal shelter near Middletown yesterday.





You are invited!  Marin County Fire Department & FIRESafe MARIN are actively working to complete an update to the 2005 Marin County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).

We invite all interested parties to attend one of four CWPP public meetings:

October 12, 13, 14, 15

6:00PM - 7:30PM


Our Mission

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.


308 Reed Boulevard
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Tel: (415) 388-8182
Fax: (415) 388-8181

Emergencies: DIAL 9-1-1

Southern Marin Fire Protection District Logo