FIRESafe MARIN

Marin County, California's Fire Safe Council, promoting public/private partnerships to enhance wildfire safety and build firewise communities.

  • Resources

    Resources, tips, and tutorials to help homeowners and neighborhoods prepare for wildfire.

  • Defensible Space

    Defensible Space gives firefighters a fighting chance when wildfire strikes your neighborhood.

  • Chipper Grants

    Chipper "grants"are available to assist neighborhoods with fuel reduction and defensible space maintenance.

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Our Mission

FIRESafe MARIN is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing Wildland Fire hazards and improving Fire-safety awareness in Marin. We foster community involvement by building partnerships and providing resources for mitigating fire danger.

Our History

In the aftermath of the Oakland Hills fire in 1991, several public agencies and private interests wanted to reduce the likelihood that a similar tragedy would be repeated in Marin County.

FIRESafe MARIN was formed to promote fire safety and stimulate communities to collaborate when solving problems related to wildland fire protection.

FIRESafe MARIN is a non-profit organization coordinated by:

  • Homeowners and neighborhoods
  • Community service organizations
  • Emergency management agencies
  • Fire departments
  • Insurance companies
  • Public land managers
  • Utility companies

Our Activities

  • FIRESafe MARIN promotes effective fire safety by informing groups interested in fuels management
  • Sponsoring educational programs for professionals
  • Coordinating vegetation reduction project
  • Developing technical tips for managing vegetation
  • Providing a list of fire-resistant plants
  • Senior Citizen Assistance Projects

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Fire Danger Information