Fire Prevention Bureau

Fire Prevention and Life Safety 

Central Marin Fire Department's Fire Prevention Bureau provides full-servcie Fire Prevention and Life Safety servcies including code-enforcement, inspections, public education, and hazard abatement.


Read the Larkspur Municipal Code, including fire and building ordinances. 

Corte Madera

Read the Corte Madera Municipal Code including Fire and Building Ordinances.

Prevention Documents

Ruben Martin, Fire Marshal

Ruben Martin, Fire Marshal

Fire Prevention and Life Safety are critical objectives in the mission of the Central Marin Fire Department.  Through the adoption of fire codes and standards, we reduce the risk of fires and conflagration, which help protect the lives and property values in Corte Madera, Larkspur, Greenbrae, and neighboring communities.

Ruben Martin, Fire Marshal


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Vegetation Management Program

Master Fire Ordinance

The Master Fire Ordinance was created specifically to address the dangers of a wildland fire and is a comprehensive fire safety ordinance intended to reduce the threat associated with wildland interface fire activity. The ordinance designates high-hazard fire zone areas, details specific vegetation problems, provides an abatement policy for the enforcement of fire hazards, addresses the need for chimney spark arrestors, and provides guidelines for vegetation management on properties within the city that are owned by public agencies and utilities.

Vegetation Management

The Central Marin Fire Department has developed the following vegetation management program to help its citizens protect their properties from the potential damage of a wildland fire.
  • Equipment - The city purchased a new water tender in 1997. The tender carries 2,000 gallons of water and supplements those areas of the city where the water supply is less than desirable. The tender is also designed with a locking differential and special tracking system that allows it to operate very efficiently on the various fire roads that border the city. In 1998, a new Type lll urban interface fire engine will join the fleet. This apparatus is a state-of-the-art, four-wheel drive pumper that can access even the most difficult locations.
  • Fire Hydrants - New water mains and additional fire hydrants have been added to high-hazard fire zone areas.
  • Hillside Fire Prevention Program - Engine Company personnel target high-hazard areas and inspect hillside properties. After the inspection, a door hanger is left at the residence detailing any vegetation problems that may exist on the property. For example, a box may be checked requiring the clearance of all flammable vegetation a minimum of 30 from your home, or a recommendation may be made for a chimney spark arrestor.
  • Hillside Restrictive Parking - The Cities of Larkspur and Corte Madera have developed an ordinance restricting parking on narrow roadways, allowing fire equipment access to all areas of the city.
  • Vegetation Removal - A semiannual curbside pick-up program allows residents to place cut vegetation at the curbside, which is removed on specific dates.


The Central Marin Fire Department encourages residents to call with any questions or concerns they may have. For questions or more information, please contact Fire Marshal Ruben Martin at (415) 927-5077.

Contact the Fire Prevention Bureau

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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