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

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 ...
09 July 2017
Register with Alert Marin to receive text and phone alerts in the event of an evacuation or emergency in your community!If a wildfire requires evacuation in Marin and time allows, emergency managers w...
19 June 2017
We we are very sorry to announce that this class has been CANCELLED.  FIRESafe MARIN and Mill valley fire department will work to reschedule the class in the future. Thank you for your understand...
16 June 2017
FIRESafe MARIN supports community chipper days across Marin each year.  Check for your neighborhood and prepare your Defensible Space today!West MarinJuly 8 - 9, 2017 - West Marin/Nicasio...
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

Wildfires burn vegetation. The wild plants growing in open spaces and the landscaping around homes can be fuel for disaster. Your home may be both beautiful AND fire resistant with careful selection of plants and landscape features.

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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