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Webinar: How Wildfires Burn

How Wildfires Burn. Join Yana Valachovic (UC Cooperative Extension Forest Advisor) and Steve Quarles (UC Cooperative Extension Advisor emeritus) discussing the influence of weather and topography on fire spread and how creating defensible space can protect your home. Together they will introduce the topic of home hardening, a topic more extensively covered in future Fire Safe Marin webinars. 

Join on Facebook live stream or via Zoom here:
https://firesafemarin.zoom.us/j/87382415962

Or by telephone:
1 669 900 9128  
Webinar ID: 873 8241 5962

Free

Webinar: Home Hardening 1

Home Hardening 1

This month Fire Safe Marin's website will address the vulnerability of your home to wildfire and steps you can take to improve the chance your home can survive. Many of the steps you can take to improve its ability to resist ignition from wind-blown embers include changes to your vents, decks, and roof. Join Fire Safe Marin board members Steve Quarles', Ph.D., and special guest Jack Cohen, Ph.D., for an informative discussion.

Join on Facebook live stream or via Zoom here:
https://firesafemarin.zoom.us/j/87382415962

Or by telephone:
1 669 900 9128  
Webinar ID: 873 8241 5962

Free

Webinar: Zone Zero – the Critical First 5 ft. with Jack Cohen, Steve Quarles, and Todd Lando

Zone 0 - Ground Zero When Protecting Your Home From Embers

Fire Safe Marin is honored to host well-known wildfire scientists Jack Cohen and Steve Quarles, along with our own Todd Lando for a deep dive discussion on the concepts of defensible space, focusing on the near home non-Combustible zone and the importance of the first 5 feet.

We'll cover the history of our understanding of how homes ignite and how recent wildfires have changed our understanding, the current state of science regarding near home combustibles, and practical steps a homeowner can take to protect their home from embers.

Speakers: 
Jack Cohen - Fire Scientist (retired) US Forest Service
Steve Quarles - Chief Scientist (retired) IBHS
Todd Lando - Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Specialist/Battalion Chief

Join on Facebook live stream or via Zoom here:
https://firesafemarin.zoom.us/j/87382415962

Or by telephone:
1 669 900 9128  
Webinar ID: 873 8241 5962

Free

Webinar: Fire Smart Landscaping

Fire Smart Landscaping: Maintaining a Healthy Landscape in the Face of Drought

Drought is an extreme condition for gardening that challenges plant growth and survival. Learn how to balance the need to conserve water during drought and still have a thriving, healthy garden in the 0-30 foot defensible space surrounding your home. Plus, immediate actions you can take to maintain your landscape along the exit routes from your home to ensure safe exit during a wildfire evacuation.

Join on Facebook live stream or via Zoom here:
 https://firesafemarin.zoom.us/j/87382415962

Or by telephone:
1 669 900 9128  
Webinar ID: 873 8241 5962

Free

Webinar: Environmental Considerations For Homeowners

Environmental Considerations for Homeowners When Creating a Fire-Smart Landscape

Fire mitigation strategies are not at odds with environmental best practices. In fact, a healthy, biodiverse and resilient landscape is what we need to defend against catastrophic wildfires and protect our future. 

Guest speakers:

Mike Swezy of Marin Conservation League will explain the new Ecologically Sound Practices for Defensible Space under consideration by the Marin Wildfire Protection Agency.

Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Yvette Blount will tell us about the environmental concerns that are part of the Defensible Space Home Evaluations.

Nate Clark from Marin County Open Space District, Biodiversity and Fuels Projects Coordinator will give tips for homeowners to assess their properties for nesting animals and learn the best times and conditions for pruning and removing fire prone growth while preserving biodiversity. 

Join on Facebook live stream or Zoom here:
 https://firesafemarin.zoom.us/j/87382415962

Or by telephone:
1 669 900 9128  
Webinar ID: 873 8241 5962

Free

Webinar: Pet Evacuation

Pet Evacuation: Fire-Safe Animal Information for Large Animals and House Pets

We love our pets! Wildfire preparedness includes care for our pets and large animals.  If an evacuation order goes out, do you know how to keep your animals safe? What should you pack in your pet’s go-bag? Where can you safely evacuate with pets? What about livestock, horses, chickens and iguanas and exotic birds? Cindy Machado of Marin Humane and Julie Atwood of the Halter Project will share their extensive knowledge and experience of emergency planning for our animals. They will answer your questions and give advice about how to:

  • Create defensible space around your home, barn and animals’ shelters.
  • Think through an evacuation plan and have a checklist.
  • Learn guidelines that will give animals the best chance of survival.
  • Connect with resources, such as Marin Humane, Halter Project and emergency shelters and foster programs for pets.

Tuesday June 29, 2021 @ 6:00pm

Join on Facebook live stream or Zoom:
https://firesafemarin.zoom.us/j/87382415962

Or by telephone:
1 669 900 9128  
Webinar ID: 873 8241 5962

Free

Webinar: Fire Insurance

Insurance. Are You Covered?

When it comes to protecting your home from wildfire, insurance is a necessary part of the plan. Join the conversation with leading insurance experts to find out:

  • How to keep your assets insured and how to navigate a difficult insurance market; 
  • What to do if you've been non-renewed or dropped by your insurance company; and, 
  • What preparedness and advocacy is being done to fix the insurance problem. 

Consumer advocates: Amy Bach, Executive Director (United Policyholders); Joel Laucher, Insurance Consultant (Regulatory Insurance Advisors and United Policyholders); and Janet Ruiz, Director - Strategic Communications (Insurance Information Institute) will share their expertise and the latest information and resources about fire insurance in California. Special host: Chief Bill Tyler (Novato Fire District)

Speakers: Amy Bach, Executive Director (United Policyholders); Joel Laucher, Insurance Consultant (Regulatory Insurance Advisors and United Policyholders); Janet Ruiz, Director - Strategic Communications (Insurance Information Institute)

Tuesday July 27, 2021 @ 6:00pm

Join on Facebook live stream or via Zoom here:
https://firesafemarin.zoom.us/j/87382415962
Or by telephone:
1 669 900 9128  
Webinar ID: 873 8241 5962

Free

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