Support MVFD with a donation to the annual fund!
As you may have heard, we were forced to purchase a new engine in order to avoid an insurance downgrade in our area! This $85,000 was completely unexpected. The full details can be found in our fundraising letter and associated Q&A. Please consider a tax deductible gift to the MVFD!
See our Donations page on how to donate, and thanks for your support!
We just purchased a new Engine!
The engine was purchased from the Tiburon Fire District. It is designed for structure fires and is very well outfitted. It has a short wheelbase and is excellent for driving on our winding and steep roads.
County Fire Services Ad-Hoc Committee
The proposal from the Ad-hoc County Committee on Fire Services was approved by the board of supervisors. The plan is to regionalize fire services for the county. There is an additional study underway to assess whether we should form all the volunteer companies into a separate district. We are not sure how any of this will affect MVFD, but we are watching it closely. You can read the presentation summary here: http://tinyurl.com/zasbtfm
Current Information on Active Fires
For information on any fires burning in the area, check out the Cal Fire Site, Their current incident page can be found here.
BAAQMD Burning Notification Fees
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District charges a fee as part of the burning notification process. The fee for hazard reduction fire notifications has increased to $118 this year.
State Responsibility Area (SRA) Fee
The State of California assesses a fee of $150.00 per habitable structure in rural areas that are protected by Cal Fire such as ours. Two things you should know: 1) MVFD receives no money from this fee, and 2) Living in the MVFD protected area you will receive a $35 discount. This fee is being challenged in court. You can find more information here on that challenge.