May 1, 2021 is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day – a national campaign that encourages people and organizations everywhere to come together to take action to raise awareness and reduce wildfire risks. With California facing an extremely hot, dry and prolonged fire season, now is the time to get ready.
Take the Fire Safe Challenge: 7 Days to a Fire Safe Home. Every day over the next week we encourage you to take actions that could save your life, protect your loved ones and prevent your home and community from burning. Join us and get prepared!
Day 1: Prepare Yourself
Sign up for fire alerts and warnings. Keep informed and know what to do to stay safe.
Day 2: Prepare for Evacuations
Make an Evacuation Plan, pack a Go-Kit and be ready to leave if an evacuation order is sent out.
Day 3: Harden Your Home
A few simple home projects can make your home resistant to ignition from burning embers – the most common cause of home destruction.
Day 4: Maintain “Zone Zero”
Removing combustible items from the first 5 feet around your house creates defensible space that could save your home.
Day 5: Prepare your Yard
Cut the grass, remove leaves and dead vegetation from your yard so spot fires don’t ignite and spread.
Day 6: Create a Fire-Smart Yard
Plant choice, placement and care are important factors in a fire-smart landscape. Make a plan that will interrupt the spread of fire in your yard.
Day 7: Prepare your Community
We are all in this together. Help a neighbor, join a Firewise Neighborhood, and do your part in making Marin a fire adaptive community.