From the City of Mill Valley:

2015 Evacuation Drill
Date: 5/9/2015 10am–12pm
Location: Blithedale Canyon and Middle Ridge neighborhoods 

Are You Prepared to Evacuate at a Moments Notice?

On Saturday, May 9, the City of Mill Valley is conducting its annual emergency evacuation drill – a landmark local event that has helped propel Mill Valley’s emergency preparedness efforts to widespread acclaim. This annual drill helps first responders assess the issues that may arise if such an evacuation became necessary due to a disaster, such as an earthquake or a wildland fire on Mount Tamalpais.

The area that will be the focus of the evacuation drill is the Blithedale Canyon and Middle Ridge neighborhoods. Residents in these neighborhoods will receive a letter in the next couple of weeks with instructions on how to participate. At 10:00am on May 9, 2015, our emergency sirens will activate alerting residents to evacuate to the designated check-in location at the parking lot of Mt. Carmel Church. A Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS) message will be sent to all who have signed up for this valuable service. Once at the check-in, participants will be asked to complete an evacuation survey form.

Emergency information and demonstrations will be provided by our community emergency partners, the Red Cross, Marin Humane Society, Whistlestop Wheels, Marin Municipal Medical Corps and the Mill Valley Emergency Preparedness Commission.

For more information on the 2015 Mill Valley Evacuation Drill, please visit the following links:

Click here to view the neighborhood letter describing the drill 
Click here to sign up for the Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS) 
Click here for more emergency preparedness information

The City of Mill Valley values the opinions of our community members and appreciates any feedback regarding this evacuation drill. In addition to offering an evacuation evaluation form at check in, we are also offering an online evaluation form. If you would like to provide comments on your experience with the drill please click here.

For further questions, please contact Mill Valley Fire Department Battalion Chief Scott Barnes at (415) 389-4139 or

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