Marin Firefighter News

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Marin firefighters will "Fill The Boot" for MDA Sunday April 24, and Monday April 25!  Help us help local families fighting neuromuscular disease! You can drop a donation into our boots at any one of our other roadside locations.  We need your help to break our record and help more families than ever in 2016!

LOCATIONS & DATES

Sunday April 24th 
Tiburon (Main St. at Tiburon Blvd.) 9am-3pm
Sausalito (Bridgeway at Princess) 9am-3pm
Novato (Rowland Blvd. at Rowland Way & Vintage Way) 10am-3pm

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44 firefighters from the Southern Marin Fire District recently filed suit in federal court over the District's failure to properly calculate overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Although the violation goes back decades, the firefighters seek only three years of backpay.

Under federal law, overtime must be based on the "regular rate of pay" which has to include premiums and other forms of remuneration.  The District had not been including holiday pay, educational premiums and working out of class pay.  The Southern Marin Professional Firefighters' Association, which represents the firefighters, had been trying to resolve the matter for more than a year before the lawsuit was filed.  The firefighters hope that the filing of the lawsuit conveys how important it is for employers to comply with federal law requirements.

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San Rafael Fire Department recently participated in a comprehensive evaluation of  fire protection services and capabilities conducted by the Insurance Services Office (ISO).  

As a result of the evaluation, the City has was advised that effective April 1, 2016, their ISO Public Protection Classification (PPC) will be upgraded from a Class 3 to Class 1. 

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Help Make #GIVINGTUESDAY a #FIREHEROTUESDAY
Give to NFFF on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, to show
your support for Marin's fallen firefighters and their families.
#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will mark #GivingTuesdayas #FireHeroTuesday

We invite you to make a donation in honor or remembrance of our nation's, and Marin's, fallen heroes.

Your donation will assist our fallen fire heroes' families.

Your donation will help prevent firefighter injuries and deaths.


Our goal to raise $10,000 will assist 10 fallen firefighter families to attend the 
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Ceremony.
Share with family & friends
Friends and suppporters of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) can show their support by sharing #FireHeroTuesday with others and talking about how the Foundation gives back to the fire service all year long. 
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