Category: Fire Department

Goat and Sheep Wildfire Prevention Grazing Changes for 2024

Goats and sheep are expected to begin grazing within San Rafael and Marinwood in the coming months. This year there will be some small changes to the goat and sheep grazing program to provide the best service to our community, to better reduce the impacts of wildfire, and to provide the most environmentally conscious and … Continued

Fuel Reduction and Eucalyptus Removal Underway!

On Monday, March 21st the San Rafael Fire Department began work on the San Rafael – San Anselmo Fuel Reduction Zone (SRSAFRZ) project. This project aims to reduce the risk of wildfire in the densely vegetated area in the Mount Tamalpais Cemetery area and surrounding open space. The project will remove plants that can easily … Continued

Structure Fire on Francisco Blvd W – 11/27/23

On the morning of 11/27, fire units were dispatched to a report of smoke seen coming from a Caltrans administrative office building by motorists passing by that called 911. Upon arrival, fire crews determined that there was active fire coming from the back of the building and that the fire had extended to the interior … Continued

Thanksgiving Holiday Safety Tips

The kitchen can be 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. Holiday cooking can be hectic, when there is a lot of activity and people at home. Be aware of fire safety to ensure you and your … Continued

Winter Storm Advisory – November 2023

A potentially strong “atmospheric river” will impact the region between Tuesday, November 14 through Friday, November 17 bringing prolonged periods of moderate to heavy rain along with gusty winds. The brunt of the storm is forecast to occur between Tuesday through Wednesday. Impacts from the heavy rains may include rapid ponding of water and flooding … Continued

November 2 Fire near Robert Dollar Drive

Around 2:30 am on November 2nd, firefighters quickly responded to a small fire near the San Rafael Elks Lodge west of Robert Dollar Drive. A battalion chief, five engines and a paramedic ambulance responded. The fire was contained within 20 minutes. Crews remained on scene for several hours ensuring the fire was completely extinguished and … Continued

Prescribed Fire Planned for China Camp State Park

NOVEMBER 1 UPDATE: Firefighters will continue the wildfire prevention work at China Camp State Park with a second prescribed fire on Thursday, November 2, between 9 AM and 4 PM.   The Marin County Fire Department is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations on Friday, October 20, or soon after, when conditions allow, at China Camp State Park … Continued

September 11th Commemoration

This morning the San Rafael Fire Department commemorated September 11th at the Public Safety Center. Twenty-two years ago on September 11,  many courageous fire and law enforcement professionals and everyday people sacrificed their lives to help others. I will never forget how those brave members in uniform calmly answered the call of duty, helped as … Continued

September is National Preparedness Month

Today marks the first day of National Preparedness Month. Marin County is no stranger to the destruction that disasters like wildfires, flooding, and earthquakes can bring. Our resilience during an emergency is dependent on the amount of preparation we put in ahead of time. Over the next month, we will share some simple steps San … Continued

Safety Reminders for Wildfire Prevention Goats

With nearly 1000 goats and sheep grazing across San Rafael, the Fire Department works hard to keep the herds safe and contained.   The City contracts with a grazing service provider with expertise in caring for the animals’ safety and wellbeing. Herders and herding dogs live on site to monitor the welfare of the animals … Continued

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