Fire Suppression

Smoke behind trees as firefighter responds to a lightning-ignited wildfire
Suppression action being taken on a lightning ignited fire in October 2004.

NPS Photo by Brian Kruger

 

All unplanned wildland fires at Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) receive aggressive initial attack action by the nearest available suppression forces. Initial attack is an aggressive suppression action consistent with firefighter and public safety and values to be protected.

Fire suppression resources at Point Reyes National Seashore include:

1 Type 3 engine
1 Type 6 engine
1 Hazardous Fuel Module (8-10 person crew)

Through a Memorandum of Understanding, Marin County Fire Department and other West Marin fire agencies have also been authorized to undertake initial attack actions on PRNS lands. This allows cooperating fire agencies to assume authority for initial attack until a qualified federal Incident Commander and personnel arrive to establish Unified Command of the incident.

Cooperating Agencies

Marin County Fire Department
Bolinas Fire Protection District
Inverness Public Utility District
Nicasio Volunteer Fire Department
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

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Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:

(415) 464-5100
This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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