Est.

1968

Marin Professional Firefighters

International Association of Firefighters Local 1775

Welcome to
Marin Professional Firefighters

Marin Professional Firefighters represents the 400+ career firefighters of Marin County, California, from 11 local and county government fire departments and districts. We are an affiliate of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), as Local 1775.

Bob Briare, President

How Many Firefighters Does It Take To Fight A Fire?

How Many Firefighters Does It Take To Fight A Fire?

The Truth About Firefighter Retirements and Pensions

The Truth About Firefighter Retirements

Fill the Boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Fill The Boot for MDA!

Marin Firefighter News

10 October 2017
Official fund raising platform for firefighters who've lost their homes in the Sonoma and Napa firestorm of 2017, managed by IAFF Local 1775October 9, 2017, a wind driven firestorm enveloped dozens of communities in Sonoma and Napa counties, Californ...
04 August 2017
San Anselmo, CA. August 3, 2017. It is with profound sorrow that Ross Valley Fire Department announces the unexpected passing of Ross Valley Fire Department Engineer/Paramedic Chris Mahoney, age 39.Chris Mahoney was a Marin County native who was rais...
15 March 2017
Marin firefighters will "Fill The Boot" for MDA April 14, 20, 22, and 23!  Help us help local families fighting neuromuscular disease! You can drop a donation into our boots at any one of our other roadside locations.  We need your help to ...
05 January 2017
Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775, regrets to inform our membership and families of the passing of Brother Michael Thomas Ortelle, Sr. (Mill Valley Fire Department, Alto Richardson bay Fire Protection District, Southern Marin Fire...
Marin's Firefighters

Safety, Community, Compassion

Marin Professional Firefighters is an association representing the career firefighters of Marin County, California.  Our membership consists of more than 400 firefighters from 11 local and county government fire departments and districts.  Established June 1, 1968 with only 18 members, we now represent nearly every firefighter from every fire district, county, and municipal fire department in Marin.  We are an affiliate of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), as Local 1775.

Marn Firefighters Ventilate RoofOver the past three decades, firefighting has evolved from a common trade which was often performed by volunteers, into a highly demanding technical career. From Hazardous Materials, Emergency Medical Services, Paramedicine, Terrorism/WMD, Heavy Rescue, Water Rescue, and Urban Search and Rescue, our job today is far more complex and technical, requiring more (and more varied) education, training, and dedication to succeed. During this period of unprecedented change, Local 1775 and the IAFF grew to provide leadership and guidance in professionalism, training, labor relations, safety, and community issues.  Our members take pride in the community involvement and leadership that Marin firefighters provide locally, statewide, and nationally.

CHARITY & COMPASSION

The spirit of charity and giving runs strong among Marin's firefighters, in a profession that attracts those who live to give back to their community.  Marin Professional Firefighters proudly supports these charitable organizations:

SOLIDARITY & DIVERSITY

Our association represents a diverse group of skilled, highly educated men and women, with nearly 100% membership among uniformed, professional "career" firefighters from every fire department, district, and community in Marin:

Fundraising for Charity

Fill The Boot

Honoring Our Fallen

  • Lee MacDonald

    2012 - San Rafael Fire Department
    Occupational cancer
  • Jeffrey Powers

    2008 - Southern Marin Fire Protection District
    Cardiac Arrest
  • John Jones

    2008 - San Rafael Fire Department
    Occupational cancer
  • Edward Kelley

    2007 - Ross Valley Fire Department
    Occupational Cancer
  • Michael McCusker

    2006 - San Rafael Fire Department
    Occupational cancer
  • Richard Bissig

    2006 - Marin County Fire Department
    Occupational Cancer
  • Robert Paoli

    2006 - Marinwood Fire Department
    Cardiac Arrest
  • Steven Rucker

    2003 - Novato Fire Protection District
    Overrun by Wildfire
  • Gary Mennick

    2001 - San Rafael Fire Department
    Occupational Cancer
  • Sekou Turner

    2002 - Alameda Co. FD/Marin County FD
    Cardiac Arrest
  • Jeff Lee Wilson

    2001 Southern Marin Fire Protection District
    Heart Attack
  • Avery Clary

    Tiburon Fire District
  • Stan Bush

    San Rafael Fire Department
  • John Jones

    San Rafael Fire Department
  • Jeffery Wilson

    2001 - Southern Marin Fire District
    Occupational Cancer
  • Kenneth Mazza

    1982 - San Rafael Fire Department
    Cardiac Arrest
  • James Niven

    1978 - Larkspur Fire Department
    Fire Engine Crash Enroute to Structure Fire
  • Samuel J. Blumenberg

    1970 - Hamilton Field Fire Department
    Rescue Boat Accident
  • George Cavallero

    1969 - Novato Fire District
    Heart Attack While Responding to Fire
  • Thomas James Sutton Jr.

    1962 - Marinwood Fire Department
    Heart Attack While Responding to Emergency
  • Frank Kinsler

    1961 - Alto Fire Department
    Railroad Tunnel Fire, Tunnel Collapse
  • David A. Coutts

    1958 - San Rafael Fire Department
    Cardiac Arrest
  • William Bottini, Jr.

    1950 - San Rafael Fire Department
    Building Collapse During Structure Fire
  • Aubrey Miller

    1950 - San Rafael Fire Department
    Building Collapse During Structure Fire
  • Samuel Mazza

    Marin County Fire Department - 1948
    Heart Attack While Fighting Grass Fire
  • Louis H. Hewelcke

    1937 - San Rafael Fire Department
    Fighting Grass Fire
  • Robert "Bert" Meagor

    1936 - San Anselmo Fire Department
    Overrun by Wildfire
  • Clarence Grimm

    1932 - Marin County Fire Department
    Gunshot Wound
  • Walter A. Cook

    1924 - Sausalito Fire Department
    Building collapse, structure Fire
Firefighting is one of America's most dangerous professions. Many Marin Firefighters have died in the line of duty, and many succumb to illness related to on the job exposures to toxic chemicals and carcinogens in smoke and hazardous materials. Please help us recognize and remember the sacrifices of our fallen members.

Contact Us

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Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775

P.O. BOX 15, FAIRFAX, CA 94978
(415) 459-4058 ·  FAX (415) 459-8009

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