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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
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

Please call 911 if you:

  • think anything may be an emergency
  • see or smell smoke
  • hear an alarm
  • smell gas or any unusual smell
  • have a paramedic emergency

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!  

Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire.

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

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

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

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

Learn about Zonehaven, a digital resource for evacuation instructions.

Emergency Alerts 

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

News and Updates from the Fire Department

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