Marin County Fire Department

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Marin County Fire Department
MarinCountyFireDepartmentLogo.png
Operational area
Country  United States
State  California
County Marin
Agency overview
Established July 1, 1941
Employees 145
Fire chief Jason Weber
IAFF 1775
Facilities and equipment
Stations 6
Engines 5 - Type 1
10 - Type 3
Rescues 1
Tenders 3
Bulldozers 1
Website
Official website
IAFF website

The Marin County Fire Department (MCFD) is the principal fire department for the county of Marin.

History[edit]

The first formal fire department in what is now Marin County was The Tamalpais Forestry Association, formed around the turn of the 19th century,[1] the California State Legislature had been discussing legislation for forest-fire suppression as early as 1881, but the formal department did not come into being until approximately 1901.

The Marin County Fire Department came into existence in its current incarnation on July 1, 1941 with passage of an ordinance and two resolutions by the Board of Supervisors.[2]

Stations & Equipment[edit]

Department headquarters in Woodacre
Battalion 2
Area Address Engine Type 3 Engine Utility Other
Tomales 599 Dillon Beach Road 1580 1560 & 1561 (reserve) 1531 Water Tender 1590 (operated by Tomales Volunteers)
Petaluma 7330 Red Hill Road 1562 1532 Water Tender 1592
Point Reyes Station 4th and B Streets 1584 1564 1534 Ambulance M94, Boat 15B9, Rescue Water Craft 15R5 & 15R6
Woodacre 33 Castlerock Ave 1586, 1581 (reserve), OES 350 1566, 1568 & 1567 (reserve) 1537 & 1538 Water Tender 1596, Dozer 1540, Dozer Tender 1540, Ambulance M96, Reserve Ambulance M95, Heavy Rescue 1556
Mill Valley 816 Panoramic Highway 1585 1565 & 1555 (reserve) 1535 UTV 1545
Marin City 850 Drake Ave 1583 1563 & 1569 (reserve) 1533 & 15K9 Heavy Rescue 1558, 1570 (Type 6)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History: 1891 through 1910". Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "History: 1940 and Beyond". Marin County. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 

Video[edit]

Coordinates: 38°02′N 122°44′W / 38.04°N 122.74°W / 38.04; -122.74