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Marin Magazine Highlights Wildfire Detection System

Marin Magazine Highlights Wildfire Detection System

FIRESafe MARIN and Marin County Fire Department's remote fire detection camera system was featured in the July issue of Marin Magazine!

The July issue has been delivered, and their digital edition is available online. Click here to read the Marin Magazine digital edition article...

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Marin IJ and FIRESafe MARIN: Play it Safe during fire season!

Marin IJ and FIRESafe MARIN: Play it Safe during fire season!

Check out today's Home and Garden/Fine Living Section for tips on fire safe living in Marin this fire season!  There‚Äôs a risk of wildfire every summer, but due to the prolonged drought, 2015 has the potential to be Marin's worst fire season in 20 years.

Read more in the Marin IJ...  http://www.marinij.com/lifestyle/20150703/pj-bremiers-fine-living-play-it-safe-during-fire-season

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Happy 4th of July! REMEMBER - ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN MARIN!

Happy 4th of July!  REMEMBER - ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN MARIN!

FIRESafe MARIN wishes all Marin residents a safe and happy 4th of July.  We hope you enjoy one of the many specatcular firework displays in the Bay Area, and remind all residents and vistors that ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN MARIN COUNTY!

It is ILLEGAL to possess or discharge fireworks of ANY KIND in Marin County. The law is strictly enforced.  Any person who accidentally starts a wildfire with fireworks may be imprisoned and held liable for the full cost of fighting the fire and any resulting damage.

Marin County Police and Fire personnel are on the watch for illegal fireworks. Persons involved with the sale or use of fireworks are subject to prosecution. Each year citizens are killed and thousands sustain moderate to life changing injuries as reported by emergency rooms across the nation. Hands, eyes, heads, faces and ears are body parts frequently injured by contusion, laceration and foreign bodies in the eyes being very common. Non-fatal injuries range from scarring burns to blindness. Injuries are not the only reason fireworks are illegal. We are in the beginning of severe fire weather with a large vegetation fuel load surrounding us.  Marin has already experienced fireworks related fires this year. It does not matter if they are the "safe & sane" fireworks that may be legal in other parts of the state: ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN MARIN COUNTY.

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Sleepy Hollow Hosts Free Chipper Days in June

To help dispose of the large amounts of cut materials, Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District will hold four scheduled chipper days in June 2015 (June 13, 14, 20, 21).  Crews will visit your address to dispose of larger materials that won't fit in your green waste cans (1"-6" diameter limbs, brush, branches, etc).

This free green-waste disposal is available to residents of Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District only. If you live outside of the district, please inquire at www.firesafemarin.org for upcoming chipper days at your address.

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Fairfax Chipper Days: June - September

Fairfax Chipper Days: June - September

Town of Fairfax will host neighborhood Chipper Days each month from June to September, 2015.  This is a community drop off at a central location (see schedule, below).  Sponsored by the Town of Fairfax, Fairfax Volunteers, Ross Valley Fire Department, and FIRESafe MARIN.

Cascade Neighborhood

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West Marin & Nicasio - Free Green Waste Days: June 20-21, July 11-12, 2015

West Marin & Nicasio - Free Green Waste Days: June 20-21, July 11-12, 2015

Saturday and Sunday

June 20-21 and July 11-12, 2015

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Muir Woods Park - Free Green Waste Days: July 11-12, 2015

Muir Woods Park - Free Green Waste Days: July 11-12, 2015

Saturday and Sunday

July 11-12, 2015

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Mill Valley Fire Department Hosts Successful NFPA Wildfire Hazard Assessment Class

Mill Valley Fire Department Hosts Successful NFPA Wildfire Hazard Assessment Class

Mill Valley Fire Department and FIRESafe MARIN hosted an excellent class May 15, 2015, "Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone," at the Mill Valley Community Center. NFPA Instructor Gary Marshall, the former deputy fire chief of Bend, Oregon, and an outspoken advocate of Firewise in the fire service community, presented an outstanding program designed to teach homeowners to take action to protect their homes. Exemplifying our mission, community members and fire service professionals worked together in the same room to learn the most up to date strategies for preparing communities for wildfire.

The NFPA Assessing Residential Wildfire Hazards course is a less technical course that provides a thorough overview of how homes ignite from wildfire, and an introduction to the home ignition zone concept and Firewise principles, and actions residents can take to harden homes from wildfire ignitions. This one-day training is a great introductory course for organization and agency staff who are not able to participate in the two-day course in addition to community stakeholders, residents and anyone interested in learning about wildfire hazards and the actions they can implement to reduce potential wildfire losses.

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Wildfire Preparedness Week, Day 7: Help a Neighbor, Organize a Neighborhood

Wildfire Preparedness Week, Day 7: Help a Neighbor, Organize a Neighborhood
Wildfire Preparedness Week is May 3-9, 2015.  Follow our daily updates for an easy, step by step guide to protecting your home!

This week, FIRESafe MARIN will provide a simple, 7 day guide to improving your home and family's wildfire preparedness with simple, easy, inexpensive tips.

Day 7: Help a Neighbor, Organize a Neighborhood

 Now that you've followed our step-by-step guide to preparing your home and family for wildfire, why not organize your entire neighborhood?  In order to be truly "fire safe," every home in your community needs to play its part in preparing, by creating defensible space and using fire-safe building materials and practices.

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Wildfire Preparedness Week, Day 6: Go! Create an Evacuation Plan

Wildfire Preparedness Week, Day 6: Go!  Create an Evacuation Plan
Wildfire Preparedness Week is May 3-9, 2015.  Follow our daily updates for an easy, step by step guide to protecting your home!

This week, FIRESafe MARIN will provide a simple, 7 day guide to improving your home and family's wildfire preparedness with simple, easy, inexpensive tips.

Day 6: Go!  Create and Evacuation Plan

 Ready, Set, Go.  If you've followed days 1-5 of our Wildfire Preparedness Week step-by-step planning guide, you've now taken steps to "Ready" your home for wildfire, and are "set" to evacuate when the time is right.  Today we'll look at the last step in a process that we hope you'll never face - evacuate.

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