EMERGENCIES: DIAL 9-1-1
  • Home
  • News
  • Notice of Special Meeting: April 22, 2017

SHFPD News

News From Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District

We Need Sleepy Hollow Residents to Attend the FREE Firewise Class This Saturday!

We Need Sleepy Hollow Residents to Attend the FREE Firewise Class This Saturday!
PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY.  Help Us Fill 20 Remaining Seats!

Your Attendance Will Help Protect Sleepy Hollow From a tragedy like the Valley Fire!  Recruit a neighbor!  We have

Last year, our neighbors just two counties away suffered an incredible, yet largely preventable, tragedy less than one year ago when the Valley Fire in Lake County burned nearly 2000 homes in just a few hours.   This type of fast moving wildfire can happen in Sleepy Hollow!  In order to save your home, don't forget to sign up for the FREE Sleepy Hollow Firewise Class Saturday, June 11, 2016!

This free, one-day seminar provides an overview of how homes ignite from wildfire, Firewise┬« principles, and actions residents can take to protect their home.  This is a great introductory course for concerned homeowners, agencies, community leaders, professionals, and anyone interested in learning about wildfires and the actions they can take to reduce wildfire losses.  

This is a full day course, geared toward concerned homeowners living in areas prone to wildfires.  Taught by Pat Durland of the National Fire Protection Association, a recognized national authority on wildfire preparedness, and attended by homeowners, firefighters, elected officials, and anyone interested in taking the next step towards making Sleepy Hollow "Firewise."

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED.  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

Saturday, June 11, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (check in at 8:30)

Sleepy Hollow Community Center 
1317 Butterfield Rd
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Online registration is required - click here to register
Limited to 50 attendees!
Registration will remain open until class is full.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  Attendees should bring their own lunch.

Continue reading

Spring Chipper Day: June 5

Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District, Ross Valley Fire Department, and FIRESafe MARIN will have a chipper station located at the end of Butterfield (by the entrance to San Domenico) Sunday, June 5, 2016.   Clean up your property to create defensible space and help prevent wildfires in Sleepy Hollow, then bring the vegetation on that day and we will chip it for you!  This service is available to Sleepy Hollow residents only.

Date: June 5, 2016
Time: 9AM-3PM
Location: At the end of Butterfield Road near the entrance to San Domenico School.

For any questions about the chipping service, either on or before the 5th, please contact FIRESafe MARIN Coordinator Todd Lando at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sleepy Hollow Fire PRotection District will offer a curbside chipper program mid-summer, 2016, to accomodate residents who attend our free Firewise training on June 11 (and give them time to apply the lessons they learn!).

 

Continue reading

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING: May 18, 2016

SLEEPY HOLLOW FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING 


Date:  May 18, 2016

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Place:  Sleepy Hollow Homes Association Clubhouse

1317 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo


AGENDA

Continue reading

Don't Forget to Sign Up for the June 11 Firewise Class!

Don't Forget to Sign Up for the June 11 Firewise Class!
Help ensure Sleepy Hollow doesn't suffer a tragedy like the Valley Fire!  

Our neighbors just two counties away suffered an incredible, yet largely preventable, tragedy less than one year ago when the Valley Fire in Lake County burned nearly 2000 homes in just a few hours.   This type of fast moving wildfire can happen in Sleepy Hollow!  In order to save your home, don't forget to sign up for the FREE Sleepy Hollow Firewise Class June 11!

This free, one-day seminar provides an overview of how homes ignite from wildfire, Firewise┬« principles, and actions residents can take to protect their home.  This is a great introductory course for concerned homeowners, agencies, community leaders, professionals, and anyone interested in learning about wildfires and the actions they can take to reduce wildfire losses.  

This is a full day course, geared toward concerned homeowners living in areas prone to wildfires.  Taught by Pat Durland of the National Fire Protection Association, a recognized national authority on wildfire preparedness, and attended by homeowners, firefighters, elected officials, and anyone interested in taking the next step towards making Sleepy Hollow "Firewise."

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

Sat, June 11, 2016, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (check in at 8:30)

Sleepy Hollow Community Center 
1317 Butterfield Rd
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Online registration is required - click here to register
Limited to 50 attendees!
Registration will remain open until class is full.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  Attendees should bring their own lunch.

Continue reading

Notice of Vacancy: Board of Directors

The Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District is seeking applicants for one available position on its Board of Directors.  Applicants must be a resident and registered voter of the District.  One applicant will be appointed by the Board to serve until November 2017, at which time the appointee must stand for election if he or she wishes to serve the remainder of a four-year term which expires in November 2019.

Since 1949, the District has been responsible for responsible for fire protection and emergency services in Sleepy Hollow and in the adjacent area of The Alameda.  Until July 2010, the District contracted with the Town of San Anselmo for these services from the Ross Valley Fire Department (RVFD), at the time a joint operation of the Towns of San Anselmo and Fairfax.  Effective July 2010, the District joined the RVFD as a full voting member.  The Town of Ross followed two years later.  The three municipalities plus the District comprise the RVFD Joint Powers Authority. 

The District Board consists of three Directors who are publicly elected and serve for four-year terms.   The Directors serve in the capacity of President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the District.  The current vacancy on the Board carries with it the position of Treasurer.  The District is also allocated one seat on the Board of Directors of the Ross Valley Paramedic Authority and two seats on the Board of Directors of the RVFD Joint Powers Authority.  These seats are also filled by District Directors.

The Board meets regularly on the third Thursday of February, May, August, and November, and occasionally at other times as needed.  These meetings are open to the public.  Directors  may also represent the District at meetings of other public agencies.  Candidates should be able to dedicate time to meetings as well as to the responsibilities of the office of Treasurer.  Knowledge of public agency financial matters is desirable but not mandatory.

The Board will interview each applicant at as public meeting prior to making the appointment. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m, on May 9, 2016 to be considered.  The anticipated appointment date is on or about May 20, 2016.

Applications and additional information are available upon request to Thomas Finn, Director/Secretary (415) 256-8300, or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New! Board Vacancy Application Packet

docxApplicant Questionnaire  |  pdfForm 700  |  pdfForm 700 Reference Packet

Continue reading
SLEEPY HOLLOW FIREsleepy hollow maltese crossPROTECTION DISTRICT