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Home Hardening Workshop for Homeowners

Attention Marin Homeowners! Join Fire Safe Marin for a FREE 2-hour seminar on wildfire home-hardening.

  • 5 PM Live Burn Demo and Manufacturer Showcase
  • 6 PM-7:30 PM Seminar for Homeowners

Recognizing that home-hardening through improved architectural design, ember and ignition resistant material selection, and retrofitting existing buildings are the most important factors in improving home survival during wildfires, Fire Safe Marin has developed a seminar and training curriculum to introduce homeowners to these concepts.

Taught by experts in the field of wildfire, home hardening, and building science, this seminar will help Marin homeowners to:

  • Identify their home’s vulnerabilities to wildfires and embers;
  • Introduce ignition and ember resistant design and materials;
  • Provide home-hardening and retrofitting resources;
  • Encourage building modifications to reduce the likelihood of structural ignitions during wildfires;
  • Manufacturer representatives will be on-site to display fire resistant building materials.

Weather permitting, a live fire demonstration will be conducted at 5PM to demonstrate the differences between ordinary and fire-resistant construction.

WHAT DO THE PHRASES “FIRE HARDENED” AND “HARDENING HOMES” MEAN?

"Fire hardened" describes a building or structure that is prepared for wildfire and an ember storm. It does not mean fireproof. Home hardening addresses the most vulnerable components of your house with building materials and installation techniques that increase resistance to heat, flames, and embers that accompany wildfires.

SPEAKERS

Stephen L. Quarles, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist for Wildfire and Durability (retired)
Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)

Todd Lando
Executive Coordinator, Fire Safe Marin
Wildfire Hazard Mitigation and Vegetation management Consultant

Larry Pasero
Fire Inspector, Kentfield Fire Protection District

Program Sponsor

Fire Safe Marin has partnered with CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer, to bring building professionals the most up-to-date knowledge on home-hardening for wildfire. 

Manufacturer and Installer Showcase

The following manufacturers will be on-hand to discuss their innovative WUI approved building products:

 

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Frontline Logo Dark JPEG    james hardie planks logo clear choice roofing exteriors    VULCAN VENT LOGO  

  Brandguard Logo Wide Extreme small      embers out logo     ohagin black

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NUSKU

 Schedule of Events

  • Doors open at 1PM to meet manufacturers (early showcase)
  • Seminar for Building Professionals 2-4 PM
  • Showcase for professionals 4-5 PM
  • LIVE BURN 5PM, all welcome..
  • Public showcase, meet manufacturers 5-6 PM
  • Seminar for Homeowners 6-7:30 PM 
Free

Fire-Smart Landscaping Webinar

Join us tonight for a Webinar on Fire-Smart Landscaping! Presented by UC Marin Master Gardeners and Fire Safe Marin, this one hour presentation will introduce you to the concepts and techniques required to create a Fire-Smart, fire-resistant landscape around your home. Defensible Space saves homes, and this should be priority one for every Marin resident.

Click here to register!

Free

Wildfire Preparedness Community Workshop: West Marin

Wed, May 5
West Marin with Jordan Reeser, Marin County Fire Department Captain

Prepare yourself for wildfire! 

A series of virtual community workshops will cover a variety of topics including wildfire science, defensible space, home hardening basics, community preparedness, and personal preparedness and evacuations. All workshops will include discussion, Q&A, and the same topics, but each will also feature a guest speaker that can answer questions specific to each geographic service area of Marin County. These workshops will teach actionable skills that residents can use right away. 

Join on Facebook live stream or via zoom here:
https://firesafemarin.zoom.us/j/81659676635

Free

Wildfire Preparedness Community Workshop: San Rafael

Thurs, May 13
San Rafael with Quinn Gardner, City of San Rafael Emergency Manager

Prepare yourself for wildfire! 

A series of virtual community workshops will cover a variety of topics including wildfire science, defensible space, home hardening basics, community preparedness, and personal preparedness and evacuations. All workshops will include discussion, Q&A, and the same topics, but each will also feature a guest speaker that can answer questions specific to each geographic service area of Marin County. These workshops will teach actionable skills that residents can use right away. 

Join on Facebook live stream or via Zoom here:
https://firesafemarin.zoom.us/j/81659676635

 

Free

Wildfire Preparedness Community Workshop: Novato

Wed, May 19
Novato with John Dicochea, Novato Fire Protection District Battalion Chief

Prepare yourself for wildfire! A series of virtual community workshops will cover a variety of topics including wildfire science, defensible space, home hardening basics, community preparedness, and personal preparedness and evacuations. All workshops will include discussion, Q&A, and the same topics, but each will also feature a guest speaker that can answer questions specific to each geographic service area of Marin County. These workshops will teach actionable skills that residents can use right away. 

Join on Facebook live stream or via zoom here:
https://firesafemarin.zoom.us/j/81659676635

Free

Wildfire Preparedness Community Workshop: Southern Marin

Wed, May 26
Southern Marin with Jesse Figoni, Southern Marin Fire Protection District Fire Inspector and Vegetation Management Specialist

Prepare yourself for wildfire! A series of virtual community workshops will cover a variety of topics including wildfire science, defensible space, home hardening basics, community preparedness, and personal preparedness and evacuations. All workshops will include discussion, Q&A, and the same topics, but each will also feature a guest speaker that can answer questions specific to each geographic service area of Marin County. These workshops will teach actionable skills that residents can use right away. 

Join on Facebook live stream or via zoom here:
https://firesafemarin.zoom.us/j/81659676635

Free

Wildfire Preparedness Community Workshop: Central Marin

Wed, June 2
Central Marin with Todd Lando, Central Marin Fire Department Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Specialist and Larry Pasero Kentfield Fire Protetion District Deputy Fire Marshall 

Prepare yourself for wildfire! A series of virtual community workshops will cover a variety of topics including wildfire science, defensible space, home hardening basics, community preparedness, and personal preparedness and evacuations. All workshops will include discussion, Q&A, and the same topics, but each will also feature a guest speaker that can answer questions specific to each geographic service area of Marin County. These workshops will teach actionable skills that residents can use right away. 

Join on Facebook live stream or via zoom here:
https://firesafemarin.zoom.us/j/81659676635

Free

Spring Wildfire Prevention Workshop – Novato

Online (Zoom)

The partner agencies of the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority have made great strides in making Marin a safer place to live. These Spring Wildfire Prevention Workshops led by mitigation specialists will share efforts and accomplishments by regions. Residents will have an opportunity to learn how their MWPA tax dollars are working for them and ask... read more

Spring Prevention Workshop – Southern Marin

Online (Zoom)

The partner agencies of the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority have made great strides in making Marin a safer place to live. These Spring Wildfire Prevention Workshops led by mitigation specialists will share efforts and accomplishments by regions. Residents will have an opportunity to learn how their MWPA tax dollars are working for them and ask... read more

Spring Wildfire Prevention Workshop – Central Marin

Online (Zoom)

The partner agencies of the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority have made great strides in making Marin a safer place to live. These Spring Wildfire Prevention Workshops led by mitigation specialists will share efforts and accomplishments by regions. Residents will have an opportunity to learn how their MWPA tax dollars are working for them and ask... read more

Spring Wildfire Prevention Workshop – West Marin

Online (Zoom)

The partner agencies of the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority have made great strides in making Marin a safer place to live. These Spring Wildfire Prevention Workshops led by mitigation specialists will share efforts and accomplishments by regions. Residents will have an opportunity to learn how their MWPA tax dollars are working for them and ask... read more

Spring Wildfire Prevention Workshop – San Rafael

Online (Zoom)

The partner agencies of the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority have made great strides in making Marin a safer place to live. These Spring Wildfire Prevention Workshops led by mitigation specialists will share efforts and accomplishments by regions. Residents will have an opportunity to learn how their MWPA tax dollars are working for them and ask... read more

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