Emergency Preparedness

For any emergency, including fire and sinking houseboat:
from a Landline, dial 911 or from a cellphone, dial 415-472-0911

Emergency Preparedness Chair

Flo Hoylman


The Emergency Preparedness Committee of the FHA organizes various activities within our community to promote preparedness for emergencies such as fire, storms, and high tides.

At various trainings, residents have learned (and sometimes re-learned) how to pull out the hoses and turn on the nozzles. Representatives from the Marin City Fire Department have covered care and use of fire extinguishers/smoke detectors, how to shut off gas and electricity, and have discussed emergency contacts and answered questions.​

The Floating Homes Association now owns two high volume pumps to be used in the event of a sinking emergency. The pump is stored at the Marin City Fire Department and will be brought to an emergency site by calling 911 (if using a landline) OR dial 415-472-0911 when using a cellphone.

Emergency preparedness activities by the FHA and residents may help prevent many of the disasters that have, from time to time, been visited upon the entire California coast.

The FHA offers How To Houseboat, a series of helpful videos with information for residents. Below is a tour of the FHA emergency trailer and an introduction to waste systems:

The FHA hosted a Wildfire webinar in October 2020 featuring Tom Welch and Marshall Nau of Southern Marin Fire Department. Click the image below to watch the 75-minute video.

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