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Wildfire Protection Community Meetings

On January 28th, 29th, and 30th, the City will host a series of Community Meetings to provide updates to Wildfire efforts. We will also be seeking feedback on new evacuation maps that will be available this summer. All residents are encouraged to attend a meeting to provide feedback on this important safety issue. The meeting … Continued

City Open Space Closed

The National Weather Service issues a Red Flag Warning when a combination of warm temperatures, very low humidity, and strong winds puts a community at extreme risk of wildfire. A Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains, interior valleys, and other parts of the Bay Area is in effect from Saturday, October 26 through 11 A.M. … Continued

City Open Space Closed Until Further Notice

The National Weather Service issues a Red Flag Warning when a combination of warm temperatures, very low humidity, and strong winds puts a community at extreme risk of wildfire. A Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains, interior valleys, and other parts of the Bay Area is in effect from 5 AM Wednesday, October 9 through … Continued

Red Flag Warning and Open Space Closure

UPDATE: City of San Rafael open space areas have been re-opened   The National Weather Service issues a Red Flag Warning when a combination of warm temperatures, very low humidity, and strong winds puts a community at extreme risk of wildfire. A Red Flag Warning was issued beginning Monday, September 23 at 9 P.M. that included elevations … Continued

Spontaneous Combustion of Oily Rags

Spontaneous Combustion of Oily Rags Yesterday, the San Rafael Fire Department responded to an accidental fire caused by “spontaneous combustion.” The department has responded to over a dozen fires over the past several years that were caused by improper disposal of materials used to stain or paint decks or furniture. The property damage in yesterday’s … Continued

Request for Proposals: Pump Testing Equipment

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Pump Testing Equipment May 30, 2019  The City of San Rafael (City) hereby requests proposals for pump testing equipment. The Fire Department needs equipment to allow for annual pump testing and for training new firefighters during their fire academy. The Department also is looking to conserve water and better protect the environment.  … Continued

Draft Wildfire Action Plan: Public Comment Wanted

The San Rafael Wildfire Prevention and Protection Action Plan outlines various goals to proactively and aggressively address the growing risks associated with wildfire. The draft Plan was presented to San Rafael City Council on January 22nd, 2019 by San Rafael Fire Chief Chris Gray and Emergency Manager Quinn Gardner.  An updated plan, including community feedback, … Continued

Storm Advisory – April 5-7, 2018

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), San Rafael – along with much of the rest of North Bay – will be impacted by a late-season storm beginning today. Light to moderate rain is expected to begin this afternoon. Rainfall is forecast to pick up in intensity on Friday and gradually taper off by midday … Continued

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