Emergency Command Center (ECC)
Marin County Fire Department dispatches all emergencies from the Woodacre Headquarters Emergency Command Center (ECC). The ECC provides dispatching and resource coordination for all six MCFD stations, and for Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Inverness, Muir Beach, Nicasio, Skywalker Ranch and the Tomales Volunteers. The ECC is responsible for coordinating the daily staffing, maintaining the fire weather system, and projecting the fire danger index during the summer months. The on-duty dispatcher answers both emergency and business phone calls, providing the first point of public contact with the department.
The ECC also coordinates emergency response with neighboring agencies, such as California State Parks and the National Park Service. The Marin County Fire Chief is the California Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Operational Area Coordinator. In the ECC, the Fire Chief coordinates all EMA mutual aid requests for assistance, both in-state and out-of-state.