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Posted on: September 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Proposed Consolidation of Mill Valley Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire District

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September 23, 2022  

Southern Marin Fire Protection District 

Elysha Omoomy, Communications Coordinator

 

Proposed Consolidation of Mill Valley Fire Department and 

Southern Marin Fire District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

On October 3, 2022, the City of Mill Valley’s Deputy City Manager, Alan Piombo, and Southern Marin Fire District’s Fire Chief, Chris Tubbs, will recommend to the City of Mill Valley Council and Southern Marin Fire District’s Board of Directors at a Joint Meeting to submit an application to LAFCo for Consolidation / Annexation of the Mill Valley Fire Department into the Southern Marin Fire Protection District. 

 

Since 2014, the Southern Marin Fire Protection District and Mill Valley Fire Department have been actively engaged in two formal shared services agreements.  In part, the agreements were viewed as a means to determine the value, opportunities, and obstacles for a future consolidated effort between both agencies. Since then, both agencies have been creating efficiencies by sharing battalion chiefs, a fire chief, a fire marshal, and capable support staff.  Further, the shared management configuration capitalizes on operational and programmatic proficiencies that are essentially unattainable as separate organizations (making the consolidated organizations “Better Together”). The result is improved service for the community, safer operations for our firefighters, and a strong governance model. Immediately, the value of consolidated fire services became self-evident. Support for consolidated fire services remains robust and firm from the Fire Department Administration team and Labor organizations.   

 

To read more about the merits of the consolidated effort, Click Here.

 

To participate in the community conversation regarding consolidated fire services, you are invited to attend in-person only:

 

Date:               October 3, 2022

Time:               4pm

Location:         180 Camino Alto Mill Valley, CA 94941

 

For more information, contact Communications Coordinator Elysha Omoomy of Southern Marin Fire District, 28 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 2800, Sausalito, CA 94965 at 415-388-8182 or email at eomoomy@smfd.org  


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