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.

  • Projects

    Chipper days, fuel reduction, native plant restoration, fire breaks, and community education projects help protect Marin from wildfire.

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FREE Firewise Workshops June 11!

FIRESafe MARIN, with partners Mill Valley Fire Department and Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District, will offer FREE Firewise workshops in two Marin locations June 11, 2016, open to all Marin residents.  The full day courses, "Assessing Residential Wildfire Hazards," provide an understanding of Firewise concepts and techniques for homeowners, residents, real estate professionals, landscape architects, emergency professionals, urban and state foresters, developers, community planners, insurance professionals and others who will benefit from understanding how to prevent losses from wildfire.

San Anselmo

Mill Valley

  • June 11, 2016 at Mill Valley Community Center
  • To view/download the Mill Valley, June 11th flyer click here.
  • Pre-registration is required due to the limited class size of 50 students.  Check in starts at 8:30am.  For more information or to pre-register, please contact Battalion Chief Scott Barnes at 415-389-4139 or email sbarnes@cityofmillvalley.org

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NEW! 2015 Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update

Learn more about the Marin 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 Protection Plan, and integrate it with the Marin County Fire Department Unit Strategic Fire Plan.

Thank you for attending the CWPP Public Meetings: October 12, 13, 14, 15

To submit comments on the CWPP, please click here...


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