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Posted on: July 17, 2020




July 18, 2020

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In cooperation with

Central Marin, Ross, Fairfax

Police Departments and Marin County Sheriff

announce the


Saturday July 18, 2020

Morning Session: 9am-12pm (Fairfax and Sleepy Hollow)

Afternoon Session: 1-3pm (San Anselmo and Ross)

Due to COVID-19 restrictions this will be a drive through event.
At no time should any participant get out of their car.

On Saturday, July 18, 2020 the Ross Valley Fire Department, Marin County Sheriff Department and Fairfax, Central Marin and Ross Police Department’s will conduct
an emergency drill – a local event that will help emergency preparedness efforts
in YOUR neighborhood.
All residents on the following roads listed below will receive a notification from
ALERT MARIN to participate in this VOLUNTARY EVACUATION. If you are not
registered with ALERT MARIN please visit

This annual drill that rotates through the RVFD service area and allows us to
test our alert and warning systems that will be used in an emergency.


The drill begins on Saturday, July 18th at 9:00 a.m. with an activation of the AlertMarin Emergency Notification System, you must be registered with
Alert Marin to receive notifications.

Please visit these sites for emergency preparedness information:


Directions for the drill

1. Identify what zone you live in. See street list below. This will provide you with either a morning of afternoon session you will participating in:

i. Morning session 9:00am -12:00pm (Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3)ii. Afternoon session 1:00pm- 3:00pm (Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6)**Please note, this is an annual drill that rotates neighborhoods. Not all neighborhoods are included**

2. Based on the Zone you live in you will be notified at either 9:00am or 1:00pm.

3. Once residents receive an Alert Marin message, you should proceed to the evacuation center at 1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo (Drake High School)

4. Safely evacuate by auto to Drake High School and into the parking lot

5. Follow the instructions by onsite personnel. DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR VEHICLE. Due to COVID restrictions all participants will remain in their vehicle AT ALL TIMES.

6. Emergency Preparedness information will be handed out to vehicles in a drive-thru style with social distance protocols in place. Please remain in your vehicle and ensure you have a face covering.

What is the difference between Alert Marin and Nixle? They are both electronic emergency notification systems, but each system serves a different purpose.

When do we use Alert Marin? 

Imminent flooding, wildfires, and evacuations with life safety implicationsDuring-event information about evacuation routes, shelters, transportationOther public safety incidents where lives may be at risk

When do we use Nixle?

When INFORMATION is needed in a ZIP CODE

Road closures, general updates, issues affecting larger areas

Post-disaster information about shelters, transportation, or supplies

Police activity and general public safety information

Streets Included this year are:

Zone 1 (Forest Zone)

Center Boulevard (address 421 - 780)

Lansdale Avenue

Hooper Lane

Baywood Court

Alder Court

Pastori Avenue

San Anselmo Avenue

Elm Avenue

Morton Lane

Plumas Avenue

Elm Court

Floribel Avenue

Scenic Avenue

Canyon Road

Ivy Lane

Summit Road

Francis Avenue

Spruce Avenue

Deer Park Lane

Humbolt Avenue

Vista Lane

Foothill Road

Glen Road

Creek Road

Forest Avenue

Power Lane

Summer Avenue

Wesson Lane

Blackberry Lane

Creek Road

Dominga Avenue

Court Lane

Bridge Court

Sherman Street

Napa Avenue

Mono Avenue

Inyo Avenue

Main Court

Pacheco Avenue

Bolinas Road


Zone 2 (Deer Park Zone)

Hillside Drive

Power Lane

Crest Road

Forest Avenue

Blackberry Lane

Creek Road

Bolinas Road

Forest Terrace

Crescent Lane

Meerna Avenue

Deer Park Drive

Spring Lane

Porteous Avenue

Barker Avenue

Wood Lane

Ivy Lane

Fawn Ridge

Zone 3 (Herrera Zone)

Suffield Avenue

Hawthorne Avenue

Rutherford Avenue

Camino De Herrera

Bennett Avenue

West Ct

East Ct

Valley Road

Traxler Road

Fairview Ct

Hill Crest Ct


Rosemont Avenue

Herrera Ct

Martha Lane

Oakwood Avenue

Carlson Ct

Carlson Avenue

Rancho Drive

Woodside Drive

Idlewood Drive

Lilian Ct

Cherne Lane

Woodside Ct

Woodside Drive

Kenrick Avenue

Baytree Lane

Oaksprings Drive

Theresa Drive

Timothy Avenue

Michael Way

Angela Avenue

Sheila Ct

Zone 4 (Sequoia Zone)

Forbes Avenue
Longwood Drive
Hilldale Drive
Carolina Avenue
Island Drive
Red hill Avenue
Park Way
Sequoia Drive
Cottage Avenue
Longview Avenue
Jordan avenue
Amberwood Lane
Southview Terrace
Oak Hill Drive
Crooked Avenue
Alpine Terrace
Alpine Lane
Jersey Avenue
Golf Lane
Alta Avenue
Freita Lane
Searles Lanes
Grove Hill Avenue North
Grove Hill Avenue South
Madera Avenue
Millbrae Avenue
Sunny Drive
Cypress Avenue
Westgate Way
Rodgers Avenue
Coogan Avenue
Bungalow Avenue
Ancho Vista Avenue
Buena Vista
Essex Street
Boulder Lane
Palm Lane
Spaulding Street
Luna Lane
Loma Robles Drive
Shaw Drive
Sunny Hills Drive

Zone 5 (Portions of Kent Zone)

Sir Francis Drake Boulevard

Lagunitas Road

Woodside Way

Thomas Ct

Madrona Avenue

Spring Road

Bridge Road

Willow Avenue

Chestnut Avenue

Willow Hill Road

Hillside Avenue

Brookwood Lane

Redwood Drive

Poplar Avenue

Ross Commons

Allen Avenue

Allen Lane

Zone 6 (Portions of Kentfield Zone)

Sir Francis Drake Boulevard

Berry Lane

Laurel Grove Avenue

Walters Avenue

Monte Alegre Road

Canyon Road

Bellagio Road

Pomeroy Road

Newell Road

Crest Road

Winding Way

Skyland Way

Skyview Road

Makin Grade 5,11,15,17,21,27,254,293, 301,302,307

Morrison Road

Upper Toyon Drive 303,313,320,325,337,341

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