Marin voters passed Measure C in March 2020, creating the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA). This streamlined public agency brings nearly every community in Marin (Belvedere and Tiburon excluded) together in a coordinated effort to reduce Marin's wildfire risk.
Look for programs and projects beginning summer 2020.
FIRESafe MARIN can help your neighborhood achieve Firewise USA recognition. Some insurance companies offer substantial discounts for Firewise communities!
Firewise USA is a program that empowers residents to work together to reduce their wildfire risk. Marin has more Firewise USA recognized neighborhoods than any other county in California, with more than 40,000 neighbors and 16,000 homes taking action to the risk of wildfire.
Marin neighborhoods have achieved Firewise USA recognition to date!
A fire resistant home must utilize ember resistant design, ignition resistant materials, and routine maintenance to provide protection during a wildfire. Simple and often inexpensive design choices can protect a home during even the most destructive wildfires.
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, and catching or redirecting wind blown embers.