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Day 1 of the #FirstAlarmGirlsFireCamp was a success! Our thanks to 80+ volunteers for helping create a positive and memorable Camp experience for 42 future firefighters! #FirstAlarmGirlsFireCamp #GirlsFireCamp

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Day 1 of the inaugural NorCal First Alarm Girls Fire Camp is under way! We’re grateful to host 50 high school participants from throughout the Bay Area and have support from 24+ fire departments and labor organizations! #FirstAlarmGirlsFireCamp #GirlsFireCamp

Breast Cancer Awareness Month aims to raise awareness about the disease. Our crews are out in force this week wearing their Pink in support.

All Firefighters from Marin Professional Firefighters Local 1775 will be wearing pink uniform T-shirts this week to show support for breast cancer awareness. This will be the eighth year the Firefighters will display their support and honor all cancer patients and survivors. The American Cancer Society states that; "Excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer among US women, accounting for 29% of newly diagnosed cancers." Woman living in the United States now face a 1 in 8, lifetime chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Don’t let the cooler fall mornings we have been having trick you, it is still Fire season and our firefighters continue to train in between calls.

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Now that the Irving Fire is out, crews have the task of testing the 21,000 feet of hose used at the fire for damage. After that they clean, dry and roll it all to put back into the cache.

IRVINE FIRE UPDATE, 5:00pm: All previous evacuation orders and warnings have now been lifted and it is safe for residents to return to the area. However, an estimated 54 homes remain without power, including the following areas: • 200-300 block of Arroyo Road
• 100 block of Portola Avenue
• Samuel P. Taylor Park Area
• Equipment on Barnabe Ridge.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company estimates that these homes could remain without power until noon on Wednesday, September 12, though some homes may be restored as early as this evening. ==========
ORIGINAL POST: We are continuing to make progress on the #IrvingFire. As of 2:30pm on Sept 11, the fire is 115 acres and 35% contained. Arroyo Road remains closed. Evacuation orders are still in place for Mountain King Road, Portola Ave and Alamo Way. Please stay out of evacuation area until orders are lifted. For continued updates, please call our public information hotline at 415-473-7191 or follow our Twitter account at Twitter.com/marincountyfire
Thanks to CAL FIRE, Novato Fire, Central Marin Fire, Ross Valley Fire, Santa Rosa Fire, Sonoma Valley Fire, Tomales Volunteer Fire, CHP - Marin and Marin County Sheriff's Office for their assistance with this fire and keeping our communities safe.

100 acres; 10% contained
No additional threats or evacuations

Fire as of 2200 HRs: 40 acres; no containment

The Irving Vegetation Fire is now reported to be 5 acres in the area of Samuel P. Taylor State Park. Difficult access. 0% contained. An evacuation order is in place for Mountain King Rd, Portola Ave and Alamo down to Barranca. Residents in that area should evacuate immediately to the Lagunitas School and wait for further information. Alamo Rd. will be closed until further notice.

This morning a Marin team of 4 joined approximately 400 other in the 2018 SF First Responders Stair Climb to bring awareness and support to first responders suffering from post traumatic stress injuries. 52 stories later, this group reached their personal goals while also bringing awareness to the very real injuries that are so often not visible. In the comments, you will find the link the their page!
Well done!

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We are excited to be participating in hosting this Bay Area event! #norcalfirstalarmgirlscamp #norcalwomeninthefireservice #norcalwfs

Today Marin County Fire Department celebrates the appointment of Fire Captain Jordan Reeser to the Marin County Fire Family. Congratulations to Jordan !

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