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Category: Fire Department

Defensible Space Fuel Reduction in China Camp State Park Beginning on November 22, 2021

Starting November 22, 2021 the San Rafael Fire Department, in collaboration with State Parks and Marin County Fire Department will begin vegetation management behind homes within China Camp State Park. Work will take about three weeks to complete. Work will focus on creating and maintaining defensible space within 130’ of homes next to China Camp. The work will remove invasive weeds, grasses, shrubs, dead … Continued

Request for Proposals (RFP) for multiple Wildfire Mitigation Projects

The City of San Rafael, through its Fire Department, is soliciting proposals from qualified and licensed tree service contractors for multiple wildfire mitigation fuel reduction projects throughout San Rafael. All projects are funded by the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) and will help improve defensible space within the wildland-urban interface and improve emergency responder access … Continued

Extensive Roadside Vegetation Clearance to begin October 11

Starting October 11, the City’s contractor, West Coast Arborists, Inc., will be performing extensive roadside clearance in the West End and Gerstle Park neighborhood. Towards the end of October and beginning of November, the contractor will move on to the Bret Harte, Picnic Valley and Fairhills neighborhoods. The vegetation work will include work alongside and … Continued

Red Flag Warning In Effect for Marin County Through Sept. 20th at 8 p.m.

Marin County, CA — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for large portions of California including the North Bay Mountains in Marin County effective from 11pm this evening to 8pm Monday for dry offshore winds for the North and East Bay Hills. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather … Continued

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month! While disaster preparedness is an every day activity, September offers a specific opportunity to raise awareness and inspire action. This year’s theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disaster is protecting everyone you love.” There are weekly themes that the City will highlight via digital outreach. Be sure to follow our … Continued

FREE Third Dose COVID-19 Vaccine for Severely Immunocompromised People

Marin County Public Health is partnering with Safeway to offer a 3rd dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic to Marin County residents who are severely immunocompromised.  The clinic will be held on Saturday, August 21 at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall.  The CDC recommends an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine for moderately to severely immunocompromised people who have … Continued

Vegetation Fire on San Rafael Lincoln Hill Summary

Just before 10:00 p.m on Monday, August 17th, reports of a fire on San Rafael Lincoln Hill came in. San Rafael Fire, San Rafael PD and many local partner agencies immediately responded to the scene. Crews confirmed a fire had started in a ravine and was traveling uphill, away from the nearest homes. Crews gained … Continued

City of San Rafael no longer accepting Outdoor Dining Permit applications

As of August 9, 2021, the City of San Rafael is no longer accepting outdoor dining permit applications . This pilot program allowed businesses to apply for free, temporary permits to use the sidewalk or parking lane for business operations, such as seating, dining, or personal care services. Current approved permits will not be affected. … Continued

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