This week we are featuring the history of the Tamalpais Forest Fire District, in existence from 1917-1941. This organization was the father to the creation of the Marin County Fire Department. We've uploaded a great historical document the TFFD published in 1940, just before the end. You can scroll through and read the entire publication.
Originally created by an act of the California State Legislature, the group served admirably for roughly 25 years. Note that most of the leaders were from the communities adjacent to the mountain along it's various flanks.
Thanks to Marin County FD for sharing the document, to retired MCFD Captains Greg Jennings and Pete Martin for the photo, and to retired MCFD Firefighter Todd Lando for the logo.
Check it out under the Departments<Former<Tamalpais Forest Fire District menu, or click the button below.
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