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Is Your Fire Department Adequately Staffed?

Firefighter Staffing in Marin

To our Marin Neighbors,

Wildfires have become a devastating reality in California and are a clear and present risk here in Marin. When these fires and other emergencies threaten your community, you depend on firefighters for a fast and effective response. Most Marin communities have the protection they deserve, with a minimum of three trained
firefighters and advanced life support (ALS) capabilities on each fire engine.

If you live in Mill Valley, Ross, San Anselmo, Sleepy Hollow, Fairfax, or West Marin your fire and emergency staffing is below the standard and not adequate! In these communities, fire engines have only two firefighters. Two firefighters staffing a fire engine is UNSAFE FOR YOU, YOUR FAMILY and the firefighters. Properly staffing your fire engine is a political choice, and in those communities, elected officials and fire chiefs have chosen to spend your tax dollars elsewhere. Instead of prioritizing fast and safe fire and ALS responses, their solution is to ask neighboring communities to make up for the shortfall in the services you expect and deserve.

Every Marin resident deserves the best fire and emergency medical response. To provide this, every fire engine MUST have at least three full-time, professional firefighters. Your family’s safety is critical. If you live in Mill Valley, Ross, San Anselmo, Sleepy Hollow, Fairfax, or West Marin and you prioritize your family’s safety, please contact your elected representatives and tell them to fully staff their fire department TODAY.

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Thank you for your support!

John Bagala
President, Marin Professional Firefighters

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