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Breakfast with Santa and San Rafael Firefighters December 14


Breakfast with Santa!  Featuring...pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, milk, coffee, a surprise treat from the "Big Man" and lots of fun!

Where? San Rafael Community Center, 618 "B" Street, San Rafael

When? Saturday, December 14th, 20  13

Time? 2 seatings: 8:30 a.m. - Doors open at 8:15 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - Doors open at 10:00 a.m.

Pre-registration is required! Please specify seating time when registering!

Cost: $5 for children, $7 for adults/senior citizens

Sponsored by: San Rafael Goldenaires, San Rafael Community Services,

San Rafael Fire Fighters and San Rafael Police Department

For more information or reservations, visit us online at or call

(415) 485-3333 or visit us at San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street


You can help make this holiday season better for less-fortunate families by participating in the Marin Community Food Bank Holiday Food Drive.  Please bring canned and non-perishable food with you, a collection barrel will be available for donations. Please help us to help others in our community.


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Marin Firefighters are Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness!

Help Marin Firefighters Find a Cure For Breast Cancer!

Please help Marin Firefighters in our campaign to find a cure for breast cancer! During the week of October 6, 2013, all Marin Firefighters are participating in Breast Cancer Awareness Month throught the IAFF and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. We are actively raising funds and showing our support by wearing pink uniform t-shirts while on-duty. You'll see our members wearing pink while fighting fires and saving lives, and can express your support for the cause by clicking the donation link below. Your gift to Passionately Pink for the Cure supports the life-saving work of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Together we can end breast cancer forever!




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FIRE OPS 101: October 8, 2013




Contact: Jason Hatfield, Fire Ops 101 Coordinator

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Phone: (707) 975-4764

SAN RAFAEL, CA- Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775, will host a program for elected and appointed officials and candidates, as well as members of the media, known as FIRE OPS 101 October 8, 2013 in San Rafael.  This daylong program includes hands-on fire fighting and rescue operations under controlled supervision of Marin County’s professional fire fighters and paramedics.  Participants will learn exactly how challenging it is to keep our communities safe.

This workshop will demonstrate many aspects of fire and emergency medical service operations, from wearing the proper protective gear to actually fighting fires.  Participants will be confronted with multiple scenarios and given the opportunity to do what Marin’s fire fighters and paramedics face on a day-to-day basis.  Each participant will learn how to use self-contained breathing apparatus, essential to breathing in heavy smoke, as well as other tools of the trade including thermal imaging cameras and rescue tools.  Participants will also learn to battle a live fire and be given instruction on how to respond to unpredictable and dangerous events of fire behavior such as flashovers and building collapse.

 FIRE OPS 101 is Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 9am to 3pm at San Rafael Fire Department Station #2, 210 3rd Street, San Rafael, CA 94901. 

Media outlets are invited to register a reporter as a participant in FIRE OPS 101.  However, space is limited and pre-registration is required as soon as possible by contacting Jason Hatfield at the above listed number.  Media and photographers who would like to attend but will not participate in scenarios are asked to contact Local 1775 for media credentials prior to October 8, 2013.

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2nd Annual Hockey Tournament

Northbay Guns and Hoses Hockey Glub will host the second annual public safety ice hockey tournament to benefit Deputy Marcus Hotlon of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office Saturday September 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm. at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena.

Tickets are just $10, kids 3 and under are FREE!  All tickets include a drink and BBQ dinner
For advanced sales of will call tickets (including PayPal), contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Redwood Empire Ice Arena
1667 West Steele Lane
Santa Rosa, CA

Marin Professional Firefighters Raise $50,000 for MDA

Dozens of firefighters from Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775 (, raised $50,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during an annual “Fill the Boot” event at four intersections in Marin County April 25 and 28, 2013.  Off-duty firefighters asked passing motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians to drop donations into a firefighter’s boot to support MDA’s Bay Area children and families.  After counting the loose change and bills donated by commuters, Marin Professional Firefighters was thrilled to reach their goal of $50,000 in 2013, setting an all-time record for "Fill the Boot" fundraising in Marin.  San Anselmo's "Hub" intersection topped the list, with $16,112.54 donated by motorists.  Other totals include: San Rafael, $12,267.83; Mill Valley, $7,751.14; Sausalito, $4616.51; Novato: $4,319.49; Tiburon, $3447.37.  The firefighters themselves donated an additional $1500.

Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775 is a labor union that represents more than 400 professional firefighters in Marin County, and each year takes part in the effort to raise funds to support the vital health care services MDA provides to Bay Area families affected by muscle disease.  Marin firefighters raised $44,500 for MDA in 2012.

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF, represents 300,000 professional firefighters in the US and Canada, and is one of MDA’s longest running partners in the fight against muscle disease.  “Fill the Boot” fundraising drives are the primary means by which the IAFF has raised almost $300 million for MDA since 1954.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association helps children and adults who are affected by over 43 different types of neuromuscular diseases. Fill the Boot funds support MDA’s services locally and nationally, including over 200 hospital-affiliated medical clinics staffed with specialists in neuromuscular disease and special summer camps for kids.  Funds raised in Marin are used to directly assist families dealing with neuromuscular diseases in the Bay Area.

Local clinics and camps benefiting from Fill the Boot funds include clinics at UCSF, California Pacific Medical Center, and Stanford Hospitals.  A weeklong summer camp for children with muscle disease is held each summer in the Sonoma Coastal Redwoods at Camp Westminster Woods.

MDA also funds innovative worldwide research and assists clients with the purchase durable equipment such as wheelchairs, leg braces, and other medical equipment. For more about MDA, visit

Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775  ·  P.O. Box 15, Fairfax, CA 94978  ·  (415) 459-4058 ·  Fax (415) 459-8009

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