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Title Oral History of Greg Moore
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content Greg Moore retired in 2011 as Mill Valley Fire Chief after 37 years in the Fire Department. Greg moved to Mill Valley from San Francisco at a young age and attended Tamalpais Valley Elementary School, Edna Maguire, and then Tamalpais High School, where he explored his love of automobile mechanics and racing. After high school, Greg got a job working at Marin Auto Body in Mill Valley and married his high school sweetheart, Kathy Reynolds. While working at the auto shop and a couple other odd jobs around Mill Valley, Greg became involved with the volunteer firefighters. His experience fighting fires in Mill Valley as a volunteer inspired him to take on firefighting as a career.
In this oral history, Greg uses his time with the Mill Valley Fire Department to provide his perspective on how the Fire Department has changed over the years. Midway through
his career, a new and developing mutual aid system in California allowed Greg to participate in fighting large fires in Southern California. Greg also talks about the many projects he participated in to improve safety in Mill Valley as well as his passion for maintaining the town’s steps, lanes and paths.
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Dates of Creation 2013-02-23
Narrator's name Moore, Greg
Interviewer Peterson, Michelle
Extent and Medium Transcript: 35pp
Recording: 01:38:27
Search Terms Asilomar, Monterey
Automobile mechanics
Automobile racing
Bernal, Angel
Blithedale Avenue
Blithedale Canyon
Bolsa Avenue Fire
Cascade Drive
Cascade Drive
Chris, Dennis
City Hall
College of Marin
Davidson, Jeff
Dawson, Doug
Day, Tom
De Pilo, Sam
Dowd's
Edna Maguire Middle School
Elroy Garage
Filippi, Bob
Fire departments - Marin County
Firefighters
Fires
Grant, Bruce
Guthrie, Walter
Homestead Valley
Kompf, Steven
La Goma Avenue
Larson, Jack
Marin Auto Body
Marin Avenue
Marin Rod & Gun Club
Marshall, Hank
Merchant, Doris
Merchant, Jim
Mill Valley Lumber Yard
Montgomery, Anne
Moore, Keith
Moore, Theresa Anne
Regalia, Joe
Reynolds, Kathy
Ritter, Bob
Safety
Santos, Al
See's Drive-In
Shoreline Market
Sierra Club
Southern Marin Emergency Paramedic System
Talkington, Victoria
Tam Valley
Tam Valley Fire Department
Throckmorton Avenue
Vietnam War
Walnut Avenue
Webster, Marvin
Object ID 2016.031.001
Object Name Recording
Copyrights Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 2013. Materials are made available for research purposes only; all rights are reserved to the Mill Valley Public Library. Requests for permission to quote for publication or for any other usage must be obtained from the Library.