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.
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