The Fire Department offers a wide range of educational opportunities to the Marin County communities. We're available to visit at schools and special events; we offer scheduled tours of our stations; and classes in CPR. If you'd like more information about any of these activities, please contact us.
The Marin County Fire Department offers CPR training via a new and innovative program. “CPR Anytime” consists of a DVD and an inflatable CPR manikin that allows you to learn the techniques of CPR in the comfort of your own home at your convenience. The DVD and manikin is yours to keep and can be shared with friends and other family members. Research has shown that students are able to retain their knowledge of CPR skills longer through this method of instruction. This program does not provide you with a certification card. If you have to have a certification card for your employer, you will need to take a conventional class. Various organizations offer CPR classes in and around Marin County. A list of these organizations can be found on the Marin County Health and Human Services website.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors such as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment’s notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.
CERT – Community Emergency Response Team – is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through Basic CERT training, citizens can organize themselves and use spontaneous volunteers to manage utilities, put out small fires, provide basic medical first aid, search for and rescue victims calmly, safely, and efficiently.
Fire Station Tours
Our personnel are available to guide tours of our stations to school groups. The tours are given on a scheduled basis so you'll need to contact one of our administration team to schedule a time to bring your classes for a visit. Please complete our online Station Tour Request Form.
Representatives of the Fire Department are happy to pay a visit to your school or classroom to talk about the Department, fire safety and fire prevention. School visits will need to be scheduled ahead of time and you may do so by completing our online School Visit Request Form. One of our staff will then contact you to work out a time.