Muir Beach firefighters are a diverse group of volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and vocations. They embody the essence of what makes Muir Beach great; the spirit of community, the willingness to step up and volunteer, and the desire to help others with no expectation for reward other than knowing that their actions make a difference.
Training closely with Marin County Firefighters at the Throckmorton station, Muir Beach Firefighters are required, at a minimum, to hold and maintain an E.M.R (Emergency Medical Responder) and State Volunteer Firefighter certificate.
Included within this dedicated group of volunteers are E.M.T.s (Emergency Medical Technician) and a Physician. The result is a highly skilled group of unpaid experts who respond to a full range of emergency situations, including:
Beach Helicopter Rescue
In addition to the tremendous amount of time and effort each volunteer gives towards training and providing emergency services 24/7, the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department also provides various community services and educational programs to the residents of Muir Beach such as:
Fire Extinguisher Training
Highway 1 Accident Rescue
Training with Southern Marin Fire
The West Marin Fund’s Giving Through Youth program encourages community service and philanthropy among young people by engaging them in decision-making on the distribution of grant dollars.
Pt. Reyes teen, Diego Chavarria, chose the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department to receive a grant because he appreciates how the Muir Beach firefighters help people through volunteering their time and expertise. Watch the video about Diego’s visit to meet the firefighters who received his grant.
* Emergency Medical Technician = EMT
* Emergency Medical Responder = EMR
Chris Gove, Chief
Rob Allen, Assistant Chief
Chris Bender, Intern
Adrianna Bender, Intern
The Association supports the Volunteer Fire Department through fundraising to pay for the VFD’s operations and for purchasing emergency response equipment, and by helping coordinate the community’s emergency preparedness activities. Its money-raising efforts include the annual Muir Beach Firemen’s BBQ as well as grant writing.
Kevin Corbit (President)
Lisa Eigsti (Member)
Chris Gove (Fire Chief/Consultant)
Michael Kaufman (Vice President)
Debra Ketchum (Secretary)
Brenda Kohn (Member)
Denise Lamott (Member)
Ellen Litwiller (Member)
Frank Schoenfeld (Treasurer)
Nina Vincent (Member)
MBVFA Annual BBQ Fundraiser
Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department is 100% volunteer. That means ALL donations go DIRECTLY towards keeping our volunteer firefighters well trained and equipped. Thanks for your support.