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 two professional County Firefighters, three E.M.T. (Emergency Medical Technician) and one M.D.
The result is a highly skilled group of unpaid experts who respond to a full range of emergency situations, including:
- Structure, vehicle and wildland fires
- Vehicle accidents
- Medical emergencies
- Beach and trail rescue
- Managing helicopter landing zones
- Flood rescue
- Downed trees and power lines
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:
- First aid
- Fire extinguisher instruction and servicing
- Water safety
- Community emergency preparedness,
- Fuel abatement program
- Rob Allen (E.M.T.)
- Maurice Conti (E.M.R.)
- Brad Eigsti (E.M.R.)
- Chris Gove (E.M.R.) - Chief
- Eric Groneman (E.M.R.)
- Ricardo Lopez (E.M.R.)
- Frank Piazza (E.M.R.)
- Jonathan Rauh (E.M.R.)
- Matthew Silva (E.M.R.)
- David Taylor (MD, E.M.R.)
- Travis Troen (E.M.R.)
* Emergency Medical Technician = E.M.T.
* Emergency Medical Responder = E.M.R.
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.
The Association's Board of Directors: