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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.

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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

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Online Registration for June 11 Firewise Workshop

Online Registration is now available for the June 11 Firewise Workshop.  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.

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Sleepy Hollow Firewise Kickoff Meeting: Saturday, May 7, 2014

Sleepy Hollow Firewise Kickoff Meeting: Saturday, May 7, 2014

The first public planning meeting for the Sleepy Hollow Firewise Community project, open to all Sleepy Hollow residents.  We’ll discuss the benefits of living in a Firewise Community, provide resources, tips, and handouts, and ask for your input to help us make this a successful project.  Please attend!  Community support and participation is essential to implementing a successful plan.  This plan will serve as a roadmap to help Sleepy Hollow become among the best prepared communities in California.  For more information, please check www.shfpd.org/firewise.  3:00pm – 5:00pm

Please plan to attend this free introduction to the Sleepy Hollow Firewise Community project and opportunity to learn more about protecting your home and community from wildfire!

Date & Time

Sat, May 7, 2016
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location

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

Refreshments

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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Sleepy Hollow Firewise Workshop: Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sleepy Hollow Firewise Workshop: Saturday, June 11, 2016

A free, one-day seminar providing 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 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."

Seating is limited to 50 attendees.  9:00am – 4:00pm

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

Date & Time

Sat, June 11, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location

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

REGISTRATION is FREE!  Register online!

Online registration is required at www.shfpd.org
Limited to 50 attendees!
Registration will remain open until class is full.

REFRESHMENTS

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

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