We are pleased to provide tours of our facilities to our local schools, pre-schools and other community organizations. Tours can be scheduled by contacting the Administrative Office.
Incident Reports are available to those affiliated with the incident. Incident reports can be picked up at the Administrative Office located at 1679 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon, Ca 94920. Please bring valid identification.
- Patient Care Reports/Records may be released to the patient or patient’s designee with the following release form: HIPAA Request Form
- For information on the Freedom of Information Act and how to make a request, please visit the following site: Freedom of Information Act
- For a Public Records Request Form: Tiburon Fire Protection District Records Request Form
All Tiburon Fire Protection District Fire Stations are designated as a “Safe Place” for runaway children and abused citizens. Anyone who needs a safe place in his or her time of need is welcome to use this service.
Help will be contacted upon arrival at the Fire Station.
If you have any further questions about this program, please contact our administrative office.
Blood Pressure Checks
Blood pressure checks are available at either of our neighborhood Fire Stations. No appointment is necessary.
What Is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries. Blood pressure results from two forces. One is created by the heart as it pumps blood into the arteries and through the circulatory system. The other is the force of the arteries as they resist the blood flow.
What do blood pressure numbers indicate?
- The higher (systolic) number represents the pressure while the heart contracts to pump blood to the body.
- The lower (diastolic) number represents the pressure when the heart relaxes between beats.
The systolic pressure is always stated first. For example: 118/76 (118 over 76); systolic = 118, diastolic = 76.
Blood pressure below 120 over 80 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) is considered optimal for adults. A systolic pressure of 120 to 139 mmHg or a diastolic pressure of 80 to 89 mmHg is considered “prehypertension” and needs to be watched carefully. A blood pressure reading of 140 over 90 or higher is considered elevated (high).
What Is High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure (or hypertension) is defined in an adult as a blood pressure greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg systolic pressure or greater than or equal to 90 mm Hg diastolic pressure.
High blood pressure directly increases the risk of coronary heart disease (which leads to heart attack) and stroke, especially when it’s present with other risk factors.
High blood pressure can occur in children or adults, but it’s more common among people over age 35. It’s particularly prevalent in African Americans, middle-aged and elderly people, obese people, heavy drinkers and women taking birth control pills. It may run in families, but many people with a strong family history of high blood pressure never have it. People with diabetes mellitus, gout or kidney disease are more likely to have high blood pressure, too.
How can I tell if I have high blood pressure?
The only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked. Your doctor or other qualified health professional should check your blood pressure at least once every two years, or more often if necessary.
This information has been provided by the American Heart Association.