3/18/2020 –OFFICIAL PUBLIC NOTIFICATION FOR FIRE PREVENTION DUTIES—
Community health is our number one priority during this National Emergency related to the global pandemic COVID-19 outbreak. With the most recent updates from the CDC, Marin County Health Department and the National State of Emergency, The District has opted to stop all non-essential field inspections and activity related to social interaction.
The following changes to our daily work plan shall go into effect starting March 17, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and remain in place until a notice of cancellation has been issued.
Construction Inspections – Close-in inspections will be limited to fire and life safety systems only. All other construction inspections including, but not limited to, verification of project scope, vegetation management, PV, ESS and final inspections will be via email with the use of video and photos. Video and photo submittals shall require the inclusion of embedded metadata with the location, date/time stamp and device name. In addition, a signed letter of verification of submittal including the project permit number shall be signed by the contractor scanned and included in the email.
Occupancy Inspections – All occupancy inspections will be limited to exterior shell inspections only. Interior inspections will not be performed unless a distinct hazard is being addressed. Persons reporting a hazardous condition shall be required to email email@example.com with a request to investigate hazardous conditions. The request shall include the reporting party’s name, address and phone number, the name of the property owner where violation is occurring (if possible), address, a brief narrative of the issue and photos or videos. Once received, staff will evaluate the submittal and determine if an immediate inspection is required or if a delayed inspection can be scheduled after this operational directive has be canceled or if an immediate inspection is required.
PLANNING AND PROJECTS:
Plan Reviews – All new plan reviews shall be electronic submittals only starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. Interaction with the applicants regarding these projects shall be limited to telephone or by zoom room meetings. Limited person-to-person interaction will be granted on a case-by-case basis.
Vegetation Management Program – During the effective time of this operational directive, all interactions with contractors and the public shall be limited. Projects shall continue as planned however, limited contact with contractors and the public shall include BSI precautions outlined in the CDC’s recommendations for social distancing and hand-to-hand contact. All community events shall be canceled or postponed until after this operational directive has been canceled. The use of zoom meetings is approved in the place of person-to-person meetings and should be utilized whenever possible during the effective period of this operational directive.
3/16/2020 –OFFICIAL PUBLIC NOTIFICATION–
Given the uncertainty and rapidly evolving environment due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, we believe it is critical that we not only do our part to help reduce the transmission of the virus, but that we also modify our current work environment to lower our exposure to the public. This action will help to ensure that the Tiburon Fire Protection District continues to meet our response capabilities to our constituents as well as keeping our staff and their families healthy and safe.
We are following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Marin County Health Department (MCHD), the Governor’s office guidelines, and other relevant public agencies’ guidelines in order to slow the transmission of COVID-19. We encourage ALL of our constituents to do the same.
We understand this is a difficult time for all of us and we kindly ask for your patience and understanding moving forward. We will be modifying some of these directives as time progresses and according to the additional mandates that are put in place by the CDC, MCHD and Governor’s Office.
For more information, or to subscribe to receive email updates from Marin Health and Human Services on the COVID-19 virus, visit the official Marin County coronavirus webpage at www.marinhhs.org/coronavirus. Individuals can contact Marin HHS with non-medical questions about the coronavirus by calling 415-473-7191 weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and noon and 1-5 p.m. or by emailing COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town of Tiburon and City of Belvedere have declared a local emergency and a “shelter in place” has been announced for six (6) Bay Area Counties for the next three (3) weeks: https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/sites/default/files/Files/Shelter%20in%20Place/Shelter%20in%20Place%20Order%2016%20March%202020.pdf
On a local level, many of our businesses are staying open to provide services to our community. Be kind to each other, help each other if you are able, follow the protocols, and, most importantly, take care of yourselves. We will get through this TOGETHER.
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