Serving Corte Madera and Larkspur, California since 2018

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22 October 2020
  The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning, in effect for ALL areas of Marin and the North Bay through Friday morning (10/23/2020). Learn more about Red Flag Warnings and fire weather at Doub...
27 September 2020
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning, in effect for ALL areas of Marin and the North Bay through Monday evening at 9 PM. Learn more about Red Flag Warnings and wildfire preparedness at ...
14 September 2020
Central Marin Fire Department will be managing residential chipper days in Corte Madera and Larkspur in September and October, 2020. This new curbside pick-up chipper service is funded by Measure F and Measure C (Corte Madera) and Measure C (Larkspur...
25 August 2020
TONIGHT, Tuesday, August 25 at 6pm!Free Webinar—Evacuations & Warnings: How to Survive a Wildfire Due to the large number of wildfires and associated evacuations that we are experiencing, our webinar topic this month will be "Evacuations & Wa...

Chipper Days

Central Marin Fire Department offers FREE chipper days to residents of Corte Madera and Larkspur. Our curbside pick-up chipper service is funded by Measure F and Measure C (Corte Madera) and Measure C (Larkspur).

This program encourages property owners to cut and remove hazardous vegetation and improve property maintenance by reducing the cost of hauling and disposal. Participation is voluntary, and availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Online registration is required (telephone assisance available if needed).

Corte Madera

Upcoming Chipper Days

  • 9/22: Christmas Tree Hill
  • 9/29: Madera Gardens/Corte Madera Flats/Meadowsweet/Meadowcrest
  • 9/30: East Corte Madera (all)
  • 10/1: Chapman Park
  • 10/2: Cleanup day (for extra large piles)
  • 11/5: Christmas Tree Hill


Upcoming Chipper Days

  • 9/9: Greenbrae
  • 9/28: Blue Rock
  • 11/4:  Madrone Canyon and Palm Hill NRG
  • 11/5: Marina Vista (and surrounding neighborhoods)
  • 11/6: Cleanup day (Blue Rock overflow)

Roadside Vegetation and Evacuation Route Clearance 2019-2020

Central Marin Fire Department, along with FIRESafe MARIN and other Marin fire agencies, secured a $1 Million grant for clearance of vegetation along evacuation route roadways.  The City of Larkspur and Town of Corte Madera have partnered to provide authorize and assist in clearing of vegetation located along the roadway fronting properties on Madrone Canyon and Christmas Tree Hill, summer 2019 through Winter 2020.

Personnel from the Town and the Fire Department will be working with private contractors to improve evacuation safety and fire engine access by reducing vegetation along high-hazard roadways.  

About CMFD

Central Fire Department is a consolidated department with the mission of protecting lives, property and the environments of Corte Madera and Larkspur, California through education, prevention and community service while working together in a professional and caring manner that is fair, honest respectful and ethical.  Our Fire Department continues a tradition of fire protection in our communities dating back more than 100 years. 

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Defensible Space

Your home's first line of defense against an approaching wildfire. 100' of Defensible Space is required by law to help slow or stop the spread of wildfire, protecting your home from direct flame contact and radiant heat while catching or redirecting wind blown embers
Central Marin Fire Chief Scott Shurtz

Acting Fire Chief Ruben Martin

Thank you for visiting the home of Marin's newest consolidated Fire Department, serving the communities of Larkspur, Corte Madera, and incorporated Greenbrae.  We appreciate your patience as we continue to add content and functionality to our website.  The men and women of the Central Marin Fire Department are committed to providing high quality services to our residents and guests with compassion and professionalism.  Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any feedback regarding your experience with our members.  We are always interested in learning how we can improve, and of course we also love to hear when we have exceeded your expectations.

Fire Chief Ruben Martin
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Phone: (415) 927-5077

Contact Us

Central Marin Fire Department strives to serve the public with friendliness and efficiency.  Please contact us with questions or requests for assistance.

Fire Station 13

Paradise Drive
5600 Paradise DR
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Fire Station 14

Corte Madera: Headquarters
342 Tamalpais Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Fire Station 15

Downtown Larkspur
420 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA  94939

Fire Station 16

15 Barry Way
Greenbrae, CA  94904

Business Phone: (415) 927-5077   |   Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1

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