Dedicated to reducing wildfire hazards and improving fire-safety awareness in Marin County.

We foster community involvement by building partnerships, creating Firewise Communities, and providing resources for mitigating fire danger and enhancing wildfire safety.
11 September 2018
LAGUNITAS, CA - FIRESafe MARIN - A wildfire started overnight Monday in Marin County, burning more than 100 acres before sunrise Tuesday and prompting evacuations in the San Geronimo Valley of West Ma...
10 September 2018
Alert Marin is NOT NIXLE!  Do not assume that you are registered for Alert Marin just because you receive "Nixle" notices from your local police department or school district!Get alerted about em...
10 September 2018
Free 2-hour seminar for Marin residentsMarin resident and FIRESafe MARIN volunteer Katherine Randolph provides an excellent introductory seminar on wildfire safety - "Fire in Marin" - free to Marin re...
10 September 2018
Preparing horses or other large animals for a wildfire evacuation requires an extra level of planning, preparedness, and practice. Building an evacuation kit (PDF, 8 MB) for each horse,...
10 September 2018
FIRESafe MARIN recently began compliling a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and posting to our website, to help Marin residents find quick answers to their questions and to assist our volunte...

Wildfire Evacuation Guide

Califonia's recent wildfires reinforce the importance of preparedness. When a wildfire strikes, seconds count. If you live in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), you must be prepared to evacuate at all times during fire-season. In cooperation with the Marin County Fire Chiefs Association, we've developed a simple guide to help Marin residents prepare for and safely evacuate.

Firewise USA Recognition Program

FIRESAFE MARIN CAN HELP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ACHIEVE FIREWISE RECOGNITION! SOME INSURANCE COMPANIES NOW OFFER SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNTS TO HOMEOWNERS IN RECOGNIZED FIREWISE COMMUNITIES.

The Firewise USA recognition program is a process that empowers neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk.  Join the growing network of more than 1,028 recognized Firewise communities taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire.   

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.

Fire Weather: 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

Plants & Landscaping

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

Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

FIRESafe MARIN is pleased to announce the countywide adoption of the 2016 Marin County Community Wildfire Protection Plan.  This document represents several years 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, 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

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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