The Central Marin Fire Authority serves the communities of the Town of Corte Madera, the City of Larkspur including incorporated Greenbrae and several portions of County Service Area (CSA) 31 inclusive of the Greenbrae Boardwalk, Lucky Dr. and San Quentin. These communities are nestled between the hills and canyons at the base of Mt. Tamalpais and the shoreline of the San Francisco Bay in Marin County, California.
Under the general guidance of the Deputy Fire Chief, the Operations Division is managed on a 24/7/365 basis by three battalion chiefs. Serving the community around the clock, operations personnel are on duty and at your service every second of every day.
Central Marin Fire operates 4 fire stations staffed by 36 authorized operational personnel across 3 separate shift platoons. Daily staffing consists of one Battalion Chief, three Type 1 fire engines, and one Advanced Life Support (ALS) paramedic transport ambulance. In addition, the department cross-staffs two Type 3 wildland engines and one Type 1 tactical water tender.
The Central Marin Fire Department provides a full range of emergency response services including, but not limited to: structural fire suppression, wildland fire suppression, response to hazardous materials incidents, Urban Search and Rescue, water rescue, vehicle extrication, technical rescue as well as basic life support and advanced life support medical services.
Fire Department emergency response personnel respond to more than 3,400 incidents annually, of which approximately 2,000 or 56% are medical in nature, ranging from motor vehicle accidents and elderly falls to childbirths and heart attacks.
All engine companies are staffed with at least one Firefighter/Paramedic, and thus have the ability to immediately administer advanced life support (ALS) pre-hospital emergency medical care upon their arrival. The ambulance is staffed with two paramedics and responds along with an engine company to all medical emergencies.