Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the Tiburon Peninsula
Tiburon Fire Protection District is a combination department with 21 career safety employees, one clerical and one finance officer, 13 volunteer firefighters, and 6 trainee firefighters. Protecting the town of Tiburon and the city of Belvedere, California and the surrounding area, the Fire District’s boundaries represent a diverse community with responsibility for commercial, residential, wildland/urban interface, and parts of the San Francisco Bay to Angel Island State Park.
June 28, 2019
Red Flag Warning In Effect for Marin County
Warning to remain in place until Monday Evening.
Marin County, CA — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and other parts of the Bay Area above 1000 feet, which is in effect from 10 PM this evening (Sunday) to 8 PM Monday.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected during this time frame with a combination of strong off shore winds with gusts to 30-45 miles per hour and low relative humidity ranging from 15-25% percent.
The affected area includes higher terrain areas of Marin, Napa, Sonoma counties.
The concerns of this weather system are that fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
The following land use restrictions are in effect for the Marin Municipal Water District, Mount Tamalpais State Park, and The Point Reyes National Seashore during the Red Flag conditions.
- Closures at Sky Oaks, Natalie Coffin Green Park (Ross), and Leo Cronin Parking Lot, MMWD
- Mount Vision Rd, Inverness (National Park Service)
- All open burning and burn permits are suspended on public lands
- Closures to Mount Tamalpais State Park (in effect until 7:00 a.m. on the 30th) – Roads north of Panoramic Highway are closed to motor vehicle traffic on Pantoll Road and Ridgecrest Boulevard. All park use permits north of Panoramic Highway are suspended, including filming.
Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution during the Red Flag Warning because a simple spark could cause a major wildfire, including the use of equipment and machinery as well as smoking.
Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire