Fire Truck at Station 51

Fire Department


Fire Chief Darin White
All Fire Stations are Fully Operational 24/7, for emergencies call 9-1-1

Administration (415) 485-3304
Vegetation Management aka Defensible Space (415) 485-3054
Fire Prevention (415) 485-3308
Non-Emergency (415) 485-3000
Administrative Office:
1375 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Emergency Response: 24/7

For Emergencies Call 911

For information on an active emergency, such as a vegetation fire or flood, please visit the Marin County public emergency portal at

Fire Prevention, Construction Inspections

The Inspection Section of the Bureau of Fire Prevention inspects the life safety components of new building construction, building remodels, and fire sprinkler & fire alarm systems to ensure compliance with the San Rafael Fire Code.

Plan and Prepare for a Wildfire

Getting prepared can seem overwhelming. But you are probably more prepared than you think and every step you take moves you forward! Find resources to make sure your home is in compliance with San Rafael's vegetation standards.

Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. Find out what you can do to be compliant with vegetation standards.

Get a comprehensive 360-degree evaluation of your home and property for wildfire risks.

Discover projects the City is undertaking to reduce the risk of wildfire in public land.

FIRESafe MARIN provides support for "Chipper Days" to help you reduce combustible landscaping.

Have you done work to protect your home from wildfires? See if it is eligible for our grant!

Need help preparing your property for wildfires? See if our Direct Assistance program can help you.

Learn about Zonehaven, a digital resource for evacuation instructions.

Stay informed! Sign up for the emergency alerts in your area.

Find out if your home is in the wildland urban interface.

Emergency Alerts 

When emergencies strike, public safety officials use timely and reliable systems to alert you. Sign up now. 

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