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.
DEFENSIBLE SPACE AND VEGETATION MANAGEMENT begins MAY 1, 2020 and runs through Fire Season in 2020:
Defensible Space and Fuel Reduction- Under the County of Marin’s Order, issued April 29, 2020, service providers that primarily provide outdoor services, such as landscaping and gardening services, and environmental site remediation services have been deemed essential services.
Marin County is near record dry for this time of year, which means fire season is upon us soon. The Tiburon Fire District will be performing defensible space inspections starting June 1, 2020. Letters will be sent out to all Wildland Urban Interface or WUI Parcels beginning May 1st and detail compliance requirements and when staff will be in each area of the District doing these inspections. WUI parcels will be given at least 30 days to perform the required actions to comply with defensible space and vegetation management.
Please use the District’s WUI map located in the Prevention Menu above and found under the Bureau Policies Tab to see if you are located in this area. Do not use Marin Maps for a determination as their map is not applicable to ours as the Local Responsibility Area or LRA authority. Any parcel not located in the WUI area is also expected to perform vegetation management practices and may request a complimentary evaluation of their parcel. All evaluation inquiries shall contact Fire Prevention Specialist DJ Heckler at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 435-7202. Evaluations shall be scheduled upon availability with priority given to WUI parcels ahead of non-WUI parcels.
Please go to the Prevention tab for all information pertaining to defensible space, home hardening, chipper/Vegetation Removal events and Fire Wise community designation.