Are you Ready for Wildfire? Fire season in Marin is just a few weeks away. As spring turns to summer, and our green hills begin to brown, the threat of wildfire looms. Prepare your home, family and yourself – together we will be ready! The time is now to create and maintain your Defensible Space. Visit www.firesafemarin.org to learn more.
Annual Hazard Inspections Begin mid-May, 2019
Beginning mid-May 2019, a team of Fire Inspectors from Kentfield Fire Protection District will begin annual wildfire hazard inspections of all parcels in the Kent Woodlands, and other WUI parcels in Kentfield. These wildfire hazard inspections will be more thorough than in years past and will provide homeowners with valuable written input on specific ways to reduce the hazard near your home. Data collected will help us map and better understand wildfire risk across the whole community. Some parcels, especially those near open space, may receive an even more thorough inspection, and all homeowners will have an opportunity for dialogue with wildfire experts. Learn more...
Kentfield Fire Protection District is a special district formed under the authority of the California Health and Safety Code. The District has an excellent Class 1 ISO (Insurance Services Office) rating.
Twelve full-time Professional Firefighters, one full-time Fire Inspector, five Volunteer Firefighters and three Seasonal Firefighters (every fire season) are employed by the District. All District personnel are State certified to their classification and rank. The District’s daily staffing is three firefighters. Available within minutes are four neighboring automatic aid engines, twenty immediate need mutual-aid engines, and eight immediate need “wildland” mutual-aid engines and four truck companies.
The District is a member of the California Inter-County Mutual-Aid Plan and the Marin County Automatic and Mutual-Aid Plan, covering emergencies and disasters such as fires, floods, mass-casualty incidents, and earthquakes. All District personnel are Hazardous Materials First Responder Certified. The Kentfield Fire Protection District provides paramedic service through the Ross Valley Paramedic Authority Joint Powers Agreement. All District personnel are Emergency Medical Technician Certified.
For the purpose of mitigating serious hazardous material incidents, the District participates in the Marin County Hazardous Materials Joint Powers Agreement. All District personnel are Hazardous Materials First Responder Certified.
All District personnel are provided with extensive structural and wildland fire fighting, rescue, medical and emergency management training in accordance with Federal, State and locally accepted standards.
The California Fire Code and Public Resource Code are adopted and enforced by the District. Annual inspections of commercial and residential occupancies are conducted.
Our vision is to continue excellence in fire service delivery, operationally, financially, and politically.
The Kentfield Fire Protection District exists to care for, protect, and serve our communities
Excellence: Consistently deliver the highest-quality service.
Integrity: We do the right thing, even when it's difficult, to preserve honesty.
Empathy: Build relationships on respect and compassion.
Innovation: Foster an environment of original thought.
Our Guiding Principles
We are committed to the protection of life, property and the environment.
We believe that our communities are the reason for our existence.
We will foster and sustain the trust of our communities and each other, while also protecting that confidence through our attitude, conduct, and actions.
We will serve our communities with honesty, fairness, and integrity.
We will pursue safe, effective, timely, economical, and measurable solutions.
We will consistently provide professional, skilled, and compassionate customer service.
We will be sensitive to the changing needs of our communities.