The Stinson Beach Fire Protection District has a long and proud history. While a beach won't burn, fires in the community have always been a threat. This small town's population can swell to thousands on hot summer days or during events such as the annual Dipsea Race. In addition to fire protection, they started a volunteer ambulance service in the 1960's that continues to this day. This West Marin FD remains primarily volunteer, along with Bolinas, Inverness, Nicasio, and Muir Beach.
View the start of a history page for SBFPD under the Current FD's section - we are first using a written history provided by the department to Bill Lellis during his visit. Included are some historical photos in a slide show, and to follow at some point in the future a much more comprehensive summary of fires, rescues, and other incidents in the area. We'd also appreciate any contributions from anyone who has old photos or other documentation to share.
Our Blog announces new site content, and gives the context of the topic and it's relationship to fire service history. Written by Bill Lellis & Paul Smith