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.
20 February 2019
We need your daily votes for the next 2 weeks!WIldfire Community Preparedness Day is May 4, 2019.  FIRESafe MARIN is helping spearhead local projects in neighborhoods all over Marin that day.&nbs...
20 February 2019
Register Online!You're invited to join us for Marin's first FREE "Wildfire Safety and Vegetation Management Workshop For Contractors" to help Marin's many Green Industry professionals, including - TRE...
20 February 2019
Are you a neighborhood leader? Join us for a Firewise Workshop March 8, 2019Friday, March 8, 2019 from 9am-11am, FIRESafe MARIN will host a community workshop to help Marin neighborhoods organize to a...
10 November 2018
2017 and 2018 have marked a year of lessons learned for communities and firefighters across California.  In 2017, less than 1 year ago, the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa broke the record for homes des...

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: Organizing Neighborhoods

FIRESafe MARIN can help your neighborhood achieve Firewise USA recognition. Some insurance companies offer substantial discoutnts for Firewise communities!.

Firewise USA is a program that empowers residents to work together to reduce their wildfire risk.Marin has more Firewise "sites" than any other county in California, with more than 30,000 neighbors taking action to prepare and protect their homes against the threat of wildfire.

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Marin neighborhoods have achieved Firewise USA recognition to date!

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

FIRESafe MARIN   |   P.O. Box 2831  |   San Anselmo, CA 94979   |   info@firesafemarin.org

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