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

30 October 2017
Your preparedness is not someone else's responsibility.  Register for Alert Marin today and prepare in advance for evacuation.If a wildfire requires evacuation in Marin and time allows, emergency...
30 October 2017
IMPORTANT!  TO RECEIVE EVACUATION NOTICES IN MARIN, YOU MUST REGISTER FOR ALERT MARIN!  WWW.ALERTMARIN.ORGIf you live in Marin, you must be prepared to evacuate from wildfire.  Although...
30 October 2017
FIRESafe MARIN was formed in 1991, shortly after the Tunnel Fire in the Oakland and Berkeley hills burned 3,400 structures and killed 25 people.  Our newfound mission was simple - to bring people...
30 October 2017
Marin County Community WilDfire Protection Plan (CWPP)In 2015, CAL FIRE awarded FIRESafe MARIN a $123,200 grant from the SRA Fire Prevention Fee Fund to update the 2005 Marin County Community Wildfire...
30 October 2017
 Question:  I have lots of trees on my property.  Am I supposed to cut those down?  It can cost thousands of dollars per tree!   Help!Answer:  Absolutely not!&n...
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

FIRESafe MARIN   |   P.O. Box 2831  |   San Anselmo, CA 94979   |   (415) 570-4FSM {4376}   |   info@firesafemarin.org

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