Cristine Soto DeBerry
I am running for re-election to the Southern Marin Fire District this November. I am keenly aware of the important role the agency plays in our safety in Marin County and I am eager to continue serving our community.
I am committed to the safety, health and well being of our entire community. I look forward to serving every resident of our district. Together we can make Marin work for everyone.
I would be honored to have your vote on November 8th. Thank you for your support and encouragement! I hope to make you all proud.
On the Issues
Fire Preparedness and ProtectionOur Fire District must continue to protect the residents we serve by ensuring we have highly trained firefighting staff whom are well equipped and prepared to respond to all emergencies. We must continue to improve our ability to react to and contain wildland fires, maintain our local fire protection efforts and emergency medical services as well as our 9-1-1 response times.
Fire PreventionFire prevention must continue to be a top priority. For everyone’s safety, it is imperative that we help our district residents prepare for fire season by assisting with debris clearance, chipper days, and other strategies that prevent fires.
Increase the diversity of our staffA career as a firefighter is a rewarding one that many in our community would enjoy. I am working with our labor unions, management and my fellow directors to find ways to improve the recruitment, training and hiring of more women and people of color.
Fiscal ResponsibilityI am committed to running an efficient agency that makes the highest use of our taxpayer resources. All our work must be fundable though a budget that prioritizes the safety of the residents and ensures high quality services for all.