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FREE Firewise Workshops Added! May 14 & June 11

FIRESafe MARIN, with partners Mill Valley Fire Department and Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District, will offer FREE Firewise workshops May 14 and June 11, 2016 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.

May 14, 2016 (Mill Valley Community Center, Mill Valley)

  • To view/download the Mill Valley, May 14th 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

June 11, 2016 (Sleepy Hollow Community Center, San Anselmo)

June 11, 2016 (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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

These free workshops will cover:

  • The Wildfire Threat: Perceptions versus Reality- What are the major issues that contribute to wildland/urban fire loss?  What are the most commonly held myths about wildfires?
  • Understanding Wildand/Urban Fire- Discusses the history, context and sequence of wildland/urban fire disasters, the science and research of how landscape fires ignite homes and advances in reducing wildfire exposure.
  • Identifying and Mitigating Wildfire Hazards- What is a home Ignition Zone?  How to identify and mitigate structural and vegetative wildfire hazards.
  • Firewise Communities/USA: From Residences to Communities-Sharing success stories, best practices and next steps.

Courses are taught by expert presenters from the National Fire Protection Association's Firewise Communities Program.

Module 1 The Wildfire Threat: Perceptions versus Reality Provides a summary of the major issues that contribute to wildland/urban fire losses in the U.S., the characteristics of Wildland/Urban areas and the myths of wildfires and their impact on dealing with this issue.

Module 2 Understanding Wildland/Urban Fire Discusses the history, context, and sequence of Wildland/Urban fire disasters, the science and research of how landscape fires ignite homes, advances in reducing wildfire exposure and the characteristics of the Home Ignition Zone (HIZ).

Module 3 Identifying and Mitigating Wildfire Hazards Identifies the elements that define the Home Ignition Zone. Examination of structural and vegetative wildfire hazards in the HIZ (class exercise) and the social aspects of understanding and applying mitigation actions before wildfire emergencies.

Module 4 Firewise Communities/USA®: From Residences to Communities Summarizes wildfire mitigation successes and the steps involved in moving from individual residences to the Firewise Communities/ USA® Recognition program.

Earn CEUs | Each attendee will earn .7 valuable CEUs that will keep them up-to-date on their training. NFPA On-Site Workshops are accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training, (IACET), the industry standard for quality and excellence in professional development programs. Society of American Foresters CFE credits will be available.

Participate in a Marin Wildfire Preparedness Event...
FREE Firewise Workshop: Saturday, June 11

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