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Camp Fire Documentary Screening

May 14, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


The Camp Fire Documentary screening: all funds raised will support survivors of the Camp Fire and Fire Safe Marin’s goat grazing program.

Benefit Screening May 14, 2019, 6:30PM at CineArts Sequoia Theater in Mill Valley

Fire Safe Marin presents The Camp Fire Documentary, which tells a small part of the story one county experienced during its darkest day. The Camp Fire Documentary is a powerful and moving first person account from individuals and First Responders that battled the inferno that struck Concow, Paradise, Magalia and Chico in Butte County California on November 8, 2018. This documentary was produced by local filmmaker Nancy Hamilton who compiled a substantial portion of her film from people’s cell phone footage of the catastrophic fire.

The 50 minute film will include an introduction by the filmmaker, and a panel discussion will follow including: the Camp Fire’s Deputy Incident Commander; Camp Fire survivors, Stephen Murray, a 31-year resident of Paradise, and a father of two young children, who single-handedly rescued more than 60 senior citizens from a burning mobile home community; and local wildfire experts and leaders.

All funds raised will be distributed to charities supporting Camp Fire survivors, and to support Fire Safe Marin’s fledgling goat grazing program to reduce wildfire hazards in Marin.

Tickets are $25 – all proceeds will be split between Camp Fire Survivors and Fire Safe Marin’s Community Wildfire Reduction Goat Grazing Program.  Discounted tickets are available:

  • Senior Citizen tickets $12.50 – Use code senior
  • Student/educator tickets $5 – Use code student

Purchase Tickets

Watch the Documentary trailer…

I’m not able to attend, but would still like to donate! 


  1. Presenting Sponsor – $10,000
  2. Gold Sponsor – $1,000
  3. Silver Sponsor – $500

Thank You to Our Sponsors to Date!


To sponsor this important event, please contact for details

  1. Presenting Sponsor – $2,500
  2. Platinum – $1,000
  3. Gold Sponsor – $500
  4. Silver Sponsor – $100


  • Rotary Club


  • Bob and Becky Loback
  • Jaeger Family
  • Bob’s Tree Service
  • Glenn Hopkins & Jamie Hanna
  • Linda and John Spence
  • Fred and Marianne Doar
  • Roger and Louisa Philipp


  • Bob & Pat Emrich
  • Nancy Ramsay
  • David & Kathleen Martin
  • Kevin Wiley
  • Mill Valley Volunteer Firefighters


  • David Lundgren
  • Richard & Joanne Spotswood
  • Susan Hendrie
  • Roland & Linda Wahl
  • Ann Murphy

Special Thanks

Star Creek Land Stewards

star creek logoThanks for providing 1200 goats for marin’s grazing priogram in 2019.  Star Creek Land Stewards is a land stewardship and contract grazing company established from the hills of Star Creek Ranch, spanning the lines of Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.  Star Creek Land Stewards originated from the planned grazing efforts at Star Creek Ranch, from the hills spanning the lines of Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.  With time these efforts have evolved into a competitive and professional grazing outfit, taking what we have learned from the ranch out into a greater lands of California.  

Stone Step Farm

stone steps farm logoThanks for providing the baby goats!  Stone Steps Farm is a small, family farm operated by Leigh Kenny, John Cline, and sons in Nicasio, CA.  We raise mini Nubian dairy goats (the type attending the Fire Safe Marin event).  We also raise a small number of Pygora goats and sheep for fiber.   All of our animals are protected by working livestock guardian dogs.   The goats and sheep are wonderful land management partners—they clear brush (including poison oak, blackberry vines, and coyote brush) and they reduce the overall fuel load on our land.  Through soil testing with Fibershed, we’re also measuring their ability to help us sequester carbon in the soil.

Event Speakers

Discussion Moderator – Ron Vidal
Ron manages a consulting practice in the areas of strategy, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, financial communications, public policy and crisis management for publicly traded and privately held telecommunications, data center and technology clients. Ron led Level 3 Communications relief and recovery efforts in New York City after the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attack, including restoring services to nearly every financial services firm, telecommunications network and governmental agency via its 1 million square feet of data center/colocation space and metro, long haul and transatlantic fiber optic networks. Ron is a volunteer firefighter, EMT and Chair of the Emergency Preparedness Commission in Mill Valley, California and a technical peer reviewer for FEMA grant programs.

Mark Brown, Deputy Fire Chief, Marin County Fire Department
Chief Brown served as the Deputy Incident Commander during the Camp Fire incident in November 2018.  

Jim Wickham, Mayor, City of Mill Valley
Jim Wickham is Mayor of Mill Valley, and has served on the City Council since 2015. Jim has served on numerous community boards including the Mill Valley Emergency Preparedness Commission, Mill Valley Soccer Club (Board President), MV Little League, Tam High School Boosters (Board President), and the Board of the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival. He is a past member of the Mill Valley Lions Club and Mill Valley Rotary Club. Jim retired from the Mill Valley Police Department as Police Captain in December 2010 after 37 years of public service. In 2012, he became the Police Chief of Nevada City and in 2014 took a position as Public Safety Specialist for Pacific Gas & Electric for the north coast counties.

Alan E. Piombo Jr., Chief of Police, City of Mill Valley
Piombo’s law enforcement career started with the City of San Rafael in 1991 where rose through the ranks and served for ten years as a lieutenant. He holds an AS degree from Santa Rosa Junior College, a Bachelor of Arts in Management and a Master of Arts in Leadership from Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga.  Chief Piombo is a native of the North Bay, having been raised and attended local schools in Cotati.  He now resides in Rohnert Park with his wife Gretchen and their five children.

Scott Barnes, Battalion Chief, Mill Valley Fire Department
Scott Barnes is a Battalion Chief with the Mill Valley Fire Department with 28 years of firefighting experience.  He has an A.A degree in Fire Service Technology and is an accredited Fire Officer and Chief Fire Officer with the State of California.  In addition to his assignment as an operational chief officer with Mill Valley Fire, he coordinates the City’s multi-faceted Vegetation Management Program.  He joined Fire Safe Marin as a Board Member in 2010, and currently resides in Corte Madera with his wife and three children.

Richard Shortall, President, Fire Safe Marin
Richard Shortall is a retired San Francisco Fire Department Assistant Deputy Chief. He has also served as the SFFD EMS Chief, Deputy Director of the San Francisco Office of Emergency Services and General Manager of the Bay Area SUASI Homeland Security Program. Rich is currently a member of the Board of the Ross Valley Fire Department and serves as President of the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District Board of Directors. He joined Fire Safe Marin as a Director in 2015 and currently resides in San Anselmo with his wife Diana.

Todd Lando, Executive Coordinator, Fire Safe Marin
Todd is a Marin native and has worked 28 years in the fire service, including 19 years as a wildland and municipal firefighter.  He studied Forestry and Wildfire Management at the University of Montana, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Urban Planning from Sonoma State University.  He is the Wildfire Hazard and Vegetation management Specialist for Kentfield Fire District and Central Marin Fire Department.  He has worked as a fire inspector, an urban forester specializing in community wildfire protection, and served as Executive Director of Fire Safe San Mateo County, the nation’s first Fire Safe Council. Todd is an NFPA Certified Wildfire Mitigation Specialist.  Todd lives in west Marin.


May 14, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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