Join FIRESAfe MARIN for our new webinar series, "Living With Fire in Marin." 2020 webinars will be held monthly, with opportunities for Q&A and discussion with leading experts in wildfire preparedness, evacuation, landscaping, home hardening, and more. Recordings will be posted online for later viewing. Webinars can be watched live via Zoom or on Facebook Live.
July 28, 2020: Current North Bay Fire Trends and What We're Doing to Prepare
Deputy Chief Mark Brown of Marin County Fire Department and Katie Rice, Marin County D2 Supervisor, discuss current North Bay fire trends and what Marin is doing to prepare.
Water Wise and Fire-Smart
Water is a precious resource in our drought prone climate. So, water wisely and make your garden fire-smart. Here’s what you can do:
Marin voters passed Measure C in March 2020, creating the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA). This streamlined public agency brings nearly every community in Marin (Belvedere and Tiburon excluded) together in a coordinated effort to reduce Marin's wildfire risk.
Look for programs and projects beginning summer 2020.
FIRESafe MARIN can help your neighborhood achieve Firewise USA recognition. Some insurance companies offer substantial discounts for Firewise communities!
Firewise USA is a program that empowers residents to work together to reduce their wildfire risk. Marin has more Firewise USA recognized neighborhoods than any other county in California, with more than 40,000 neighbors and 16,000 homes taking action to the risk of wildfire.
Marin neighborhoods have achieved Firewise USA recognition to date!
A fire resistant home must utilize ember resistant design, ignition resistant materials, and routine maintenance to provide protection during a wildfire. Simple and often inexpensive design choices can protect a home during even the most destructive wildfires.
Your home's first line of defense against an approaching wildfire. 100' of Defensible Space is required by law to help slow or stop the spread of wildfire, protecting your home from direct flame contact and radiant heat, and catching or redirecting wind blown embers.
Weather and climate play major roles in the development and spread of wildfires. Of the three major components making up a fire's environment (Fuel, Weather, and Topography), weather is the most important, and it is continuously changing.
Weather conditions that contribute to wildfires can be measured and predicted. Fire agencies monitor weather conditions daily and use indexes and forecasts to make decisions about how to fight fires and how to prevent new fires from igniting. Residents and visitors to areas where wildfires are likely to occur should be aware of current and predicted weather conditions, and take additional actions to prepare their family, home, and community when risk is elevated.