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Prepare Yourself

Be prepared and know what to do before, during, and after a wildfire

Be Prepared

Sign Up for Alerts & Warning Systems

In an emergency, Marin officials may use many different tools to communicate information and instructions to the community; Alert Marin, Nixle, local TV and radio, and Social Media (Facebook and Twitter) are the primary outlets. Register now and prepare to use these systems before an emergency occurs.

Sign up for alerts and warning systems

Understand Fire Weather & Red Flag Warnings

Fire agencies monitor weather conditions daily and use indexes and predictions 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 should take additional actions to prepare their family, home, and community when risk is elevated.

Learn about fire weather and Red Flag Warnings

Get Wildfire Insurance

Insurance is the critical backup plan enabling you to rebuild your home and protect your family after a wildfire. Make sure you know how to shop for the right insurance coverage, what to do if your insurer doesn’t renew your policy, and what to expect during an insurance inspection.

Learn about wildfire insurance, non-renewals, and inspections

Invest in Backup Power & Generators

It's very common for the power to go out before a fire strikes since fire and winds can damage electrical infrastructure. You need to be prepared to communicate and escape, even without power. FIRESafe MARIN strongly recommends that all Marin residents invest in backup batteries, uninterruptible power supplies, generators, and battery-powered radios.

Learn more about backup power and generators


Prepare for Evacuation

Make sure that you and your family are prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Prepare a Go-Kit, create a family communication plan, and have your evacuation checklist ready.

View the full evacuation guide

During an Evacuation

When a Red Flag Warning has been issued, or if a fire is burning nearby, you should take steps to prepare for the possibility of evacuation.

Learn more about the evacuation process and sheltering in place

After an Evacuation

Fire officials will determine when it is safe for you to return to your home. This will be done as soon as possible considering safety and accessibility. When you return home:

  • Be alert for downed power lines and other hazards
  • Check propane tanks, regulators, and lines before turning gas on
  • Check your residence carefully for hidden embers or smoldering fires

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