Get Ready 5th Grade: Wildfire Safety & Preparedness

The following videos are part of the Get Ready 5th Grade emergency preparation program produced by FIRESafe Marin and funded by the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority. The school program, READY, SET, GO! includes student and family activities to prepare for wildfire. If you are interested in participating in this program, contact us at

Introduction video
Wildfires have always been a part of California history. But recently, we’ve had more fires and they have been more destructive than ever before. This video underscores the importance of understanding why these fires are happening and what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe.

Understanding Wildfires

This video explains the basics of wildfire science, behavior and importance to our ecology. It is important to understand wildfires to know how to reduce our risks.

Get Ready
Being ready for a wildfire means being alert and prepared. This video explains what to do: 1) sign up for the emergency alert system; 2) pack a go bag; 3) go through an evacuation checklist; and 4) make your home safer from wildfires.

Get Set
Flag Warning Days are when conditions are right for wildfires and you have to get set to evacuate. This video explains the importance of getting set on Red Flag Days and how to dress for evacuation and ready your pets to go,

When Alert Marin or one of the other warning systems gives us an evacuation order, it’s time to go! Put on your safe clothes, grab your go bags and your pets and get in the car and leave immediately. This video explains a safe evacuation plan.

To access the brochure for the Get Ready 5th Grade project, please go to: