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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: November 16, 2021

Join The Team: Apply To Become The Marin County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

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The Marin County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of emergency preparedness training for Marin County communities through three main channels:

  1. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

  2. Get Ready/Listos Program

  3. Neighborhoo...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Are You Ready For High Tides This December?

Flooded Tam Valley at Manzanita Park and Ride

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 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: 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: November 2, 2021

Are you Ready for High Tides This November?

Flooded Tam Valley at Manzanita Park and Ride

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

Test Smoke Alarms When Turning Back Clocks

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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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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