WILDFIRE & FIRE WEATHER UPDATE

The National Weather Service predicts a warming and drying trend over the weekend with worsening Fire Weather into the week of October 22.

Marin County Fire Status

No areas of Marin County are under evacuation orders. There are currently no active fires in Marin. All Marin Fire Stations are fully staffed.

Fire Status and Information

CAL FIRE Fire Information

Promoting public/private partnerships to enhance wildfire safety and build firewise communities.

02 October 2017
Remember that Marin is under a Red Flag Warning from the National Weather Service until 11PM tonight! At FIRESafe MARIN, we are very happy to see many Marin neighborhoods becoming engaged about w...
02 October 2017
Each year, FIRESafe MARIN conducts a variety of fire hazard reduction projects in Marin County's Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI) areas.  Projects are funded through Federal, State, ...
02 October 2017
FIRESAFE MARIN CAN HELP YOUR COMMUNITY ACHIEVE FIREWISE RECOGNITION!  SOME INSURANCE COMPANIES NOW OFFER SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNTS TO HOMEOWNERS LOCATED IN RECOGNIZED FIREWISE COMMUNITIES.  CONT...
10 July 2017
Dozens of Marin Firefighters from every local fire department are deployed across California battling wildfires.  Extreme fire weather conditions have contributed to rapidly growing wildfires in ...
10 July 2017
It may seem like fun to take some aerial action photography when a wildfire is burning in Marin.  DON'T DO IT!  FIREFIGHTING AIRCRAFT fly low and fast, often beneath the 400' hobby aircraft ...
Marin CWPP Cover

Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

FIRESafe MARIN is pleased to announce the publication of the 2016 Marin County Community Wildfire Protection Plan.  This document represents more than a year of work by a diverse group of community stakeholders, fire officials, and wildfire science experts to produce an updated CWPP which broadly addresses wildfire risk and hazard in Marin County and provides a framework for future mitigation efforts.

CWPP: Fuels and Wildfire Modeling

FIRESafe MARIN funded the develpment of state-of-the-art GIS, and computer fuel (vegetation) and fire modeling techniques provide unique insight and planning tools to better allocate mitigation funding and prepare communities for the inevitable wildfire.
  • GIS

    Spatial Distribution of Vegetation, Development, Infrastructure
  • LiDAR

    Identification of vegetation types, height, and spacing
  • Modeling

    Flame length and rate of spread under differing weather conditions

Defensible Space

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 while catching or redirecting wind blown embers.

Plants & Landscaping

Your home may be both beautiful AND fire resistant with careful selection of plants and landscaping features.

Fire Weather and Red Flag Warnings

Fire danger ratings are determined daily during fire season. These ratings are based on the probability of ignition; the effects of wind, slope and fuel; and the potential energy released by a fire in the given weather and fuels. A daily rating of Low to Extreme fire danger is determined based on the worst case fire weather scenario during the hottest, driest part of the day on an open, south facing slope.

Fire danger ratings may vary throughout the county and are used to determine whether land use restrictions will go into effect as well as how many firefighters should be available in case a wildfire does occur. Fire Danger Ratings describe the potential for fire to spread rapidly in a local area. Red Flag Warnings predict a weather event in which fire will be difficult to control.
Marin County California Fire Weather Forecast

Our Resources and Services

Marin FIREWISE Communities Poster

FIREWISE Communities USA

Research proves the effectiveness and benefits of wildfire mitigation concepts across property boundaries and throughout communities.
Marin fire wildfire Defensible Space around home

Creating Defensible Space

Creating Defensible Space is essential for your home to survive a wildfire. It's the buffer your home and the vegetation that surrounds it.
Fire Resistant Construction Materials

Fire Resistant Design & Construction

Fire resistant design and materials are your home's first line of defense. Protected from heat and embers, your home can survive!
programs/wildfire-education

Community Education Tools

Educational materials and tools to help inform your neighbors and build community awareness of Marin's wildfire risk.
Marin Wildfire Hazard Mitigation GRants

Grant Funding & Management

FIRESafe MARIN manages and administers federal, state and private grants to mitigate fire hazards and protect communities.
Marin Chipper Days

Community Chipper Days

Community Chipper Days are an effective way to build awareness and reduce vegetation hazards.

Donate today!

FIRESafe MARIN depends on donations from community members, foundations, private and public grants, and volunteers to achieve our mission of enhancing Marin's wildfire preparedness.
FIRESafe MARIN is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Your Donation may be tax-deductible. Federal ID # 68-0375763

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