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Kentfield Fire Protection District News and Announcements

BLOOD DRIVE - TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019

The Kentfield Fire District and Marin Art and Garden Center are sponsoring a blood drive on TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the firehouse located at 1004 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Kentfield, CA.

To schedule your appointment, please visit www.vitalant.org, click donate and enter Sponsor Code: Kentfield Fire or contact Erik Humber at 415-747-1088 or email humlaw@pacbell.net. Appointments are recommended.

Complimentary treats will be provided by RUSTIC BAKERY, INC. Donors receive a SF Giants t-shirt (while quantities last).

See attached flyer for additional information.

Blood Drive Flyer_052119.pdf

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Evacuation Presentation and Drill: May 30, 2019

Kentfield Fire Protection District, KWPOA, and FIRESafe MARIN will host an evacuation presentation and notification system "drill" for all Kent Woodlands residents May 30, 2019 at the Bacich community center from 7PM-9PM.  Be sure to register for Alert Marin (www.alertmarin.org) to receive the evacuation drill notification that evening.  Learn More about Marin's Emergency Notification Systems at www.firesafemarin.org/preparedness/evacuation.
 
All Residents of Kentfield and Central Marin Fire Districts are welcome to attend (Kentfield, Greenbrae, Larkspur, Corte Madera).  Only residents of Kent Woodlands will receive the evacuation drill notification via Alert Marin.

Evacuation Preparedness and Notifications

During wildfires, Marin residents should be prepared to monitor multiple sources for fire and life safety information.  Emergency managers will use several methods to distribute fire information: Alert Marin, Nixle, Social Media, local TV and radio, and social media (Facebook and Twitter) are the primary outlets.  Don't neglect to use your own senses - look, listen, and smell for signs of fire and changing conditions!

ALERT MARIN

Emergency Alerts
WHEN DO WE USE IT?

  • When ACTION is needed at a SPECIFIC ADDRESS
  • Imminent flooding, wildfires, and evacuations with life safety implications
  • During-event information about evacuation routes, shelters, transportation
  • Other public safety incidents where lives may be at risk

NIXLE

Information Notices
WHEN DO WE USE IT?

  • When INFORMATION is needed in a ZIP CODE
  • Road closures, general updates, issues affecting larger areas
  • Post-disaster information about shelters, transportation, or supplies
  • Police activity and general public safety information

SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter, Facebook, NextDoor
WHEN DO WE USE IT?

  • Less critical and low level UPDATES intended for larger populations
  • Traffic updates, road closures,incident updates, and contact information
  • Safety announcement, power outages, minor issues, frequent updates
  • Disaster recovery resources

ALERT MARIN

During a wildfire, "Alert Marin" is used to provide notice by phone, text, email, or app when an ACTION must be taken at a SPECIFIC ADDRESS.

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Wildfire Hazard Inspections Begin in mid-May

Are You Ready for Wildfire? All Kentfield residents should receive a Wildfire Hazard pamphlet in the mail this week. Use the tips on the inside of this pamphlet to reduce flammable vegetation and other hazards on your property. Use fire resistant plants (www.firesafemarin.org/plants) and design your landscaping to beautify your home while improving...
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MERA Announces 2019 Low-Income Senior Homeowner Exemption from MERA Parcel Tax

Qualified low-income seniors in Marin County are eligible to file for a tax exemption from a parcel tax that supports the County's next-generation emergency radio system.  This exemption must be applied for annually, so anyone who qualified for this exemption this past year, must apply again.

To qualify for this exemption you must be 65 years of age or older by December 31, 2019, own and occupy your residence, and not have earned a total annual household income of more than $82,200 in 2018.

Deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 tax year is June 1, 2019.

Frequently asked questions and application are attached.

 

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Letter to Kentfield & Greenbrae Residents

November 2, 2017

                     

Kentfield and Greenbrae Residents:

We have all been witness to the devastation experienced over the past two weeks in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Mendocino, and Lake Counties from a series of devastating wildfires.  Many of us have been touched by these fires in a personal way.  The men and women of the Kentfield Fire Protection District wish to express our deepest condolences to all of the people affected by the North Bay fires. Our hearts are with you all. 

Cities and towns in Marin are not immune from wildfire.  Our commitment to wildfire preparedness and to ensuring the protection of cities and fire districts within Marin County has never been stronger.  Our members are dedicated to ensuring our community is safe and well protected from any threat, particularly the threat of a wildfire.  We must continue to work together to ensure we are all making our community’s safety our highest, shared priority.  Our success is dependent upon our partnership with you.  We are committed to this goal. 

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Marin County Fire Chiefs Association Letter to Residents

October 13, 2017

Fire agencies across Marin County have sent 38 fire engines and 154 firefighters to the fires in
Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties. Firefighters and command personnel are actively
engaged in fighting the large fires affecting those communities, protecting homes, and in
rescuing people in the path of the fire.


We will remain committed to actively supporting firefighting operations in the affected counties.
All of Marin’s Fire Chiefs have taken the necessary steps to ensure that we have adequate
staffing in each of our communities to respond to any emergency that occurs in Marin County.
Firefighters are working long hours on duty and on the fire lines across Northern California and
many agencies have added additional staffing on duty.


There are currently no large fires in Marin and no large fires threatening Marin County. The
vegetation fire on Highway 37 at Lakeville Highway has burned more than 1,500 acres. The
aggressive actions of Marin firefighters contained this fire. The fire no longer poses a threat to
Marin County.


Although there are no large fires in Marin County, no fires threatening Marin County, and no
evacuation orders anticipated we encourage you and your family to ensure that you have
defensible space surrounding your home and that you have a plan in the event you ever had to
evacuate your home. The following websites provide valuable information on these topics:

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Kentfield Fire District Class 1 ISO Rating

Kentfield Fire Protection District recently received a Class 1 Excellent Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC).  Class 1 represents an exemplary fire suppression program.

ISO’s Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS), evaluates four primary categories of fire suppression — fire department, emergency communications, water supply, and community risk reduction. The FSRS includes standards set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

The Public Protection Classification (PPC™) program recognizes the efforts of communities to provide fire protection services for citizens and property owners. A community’s investment in fire mitigation is a proven and reliable predicator of future fire losses.

Insurance companies use PPC information to help establish fair premiums for fire insurance — generally offering lower premiums in communities with better protection. By offering economic benefits for communities that invest in their firefighting services, the program provides an additional incentive for improving and maintaining public fire protection.

The program also provides help for fire departments and other public officials as they plan, budget for, and justify improvements. The most significant benefit of the PPC program is its effect on losses. Statistical data on insurance losses bears out the relationship between excellent fire protection — as measured by the PPC program and low fire losses. PPC helps communities prepare to fight fires effectively.  

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Wildfire is Coming. Create 100 Feet of Defensible Space

Defensible space is your property’s front line defense against wildfire.  Creating and maintaining defensible space around your home can dramatically increase your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire and improves the safety of firefighters defending your property.  100 feet of defensible space is required by law.*

See the attached flyer on creating defensible space around your property.

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1004 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Kentfield, CA 94904
(415) 453-7464
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