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Community wildfire education webinar series

About the Program

Living With Fire is a wildfire preparedness education program developed by FIRESafe MARIN in conjunction with the Marin County Fire Chiefs Association, Marin County Fire Prevention Officers Association, Marin Master Gardeners (UCCE), and wildfire and home hardening experts. Leading experts in wildfire preparedness, defensible space and landscaping, home hardening and building science, and evacuation preparedness cover a new topic each month.

This educational series will be delivered online, presented in a 60-minute webinar format. The monthly webinars will be posted online and can be viewed live, with participant questions and answers.

What People Say

"There is nothing like hearing this information from those who actually have experienced fires and disasters to drive the points home. There were many wonderful comments from the attendees who seem truly inspired to take action. We were all impressed and look forward to continued learning opportunities from all of you."
- Vicki, San Geronimo

"Living with Wildfire was succinct, practical, focused, and expert. It's one of the best I've seen."
- Rebecca, Sausalito

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Living With Fire Guidebook

Download our in-depth guide to "Living With Fire in Marin County, CA." This 55-page guidebook was created with a grant from CAL FIRE in 2019 and was mailed to 55,000 high-risk wildland urban interface addresses in Marin.

Download the 2019 Living With Fire Guidebook (10.27 MB)


Upcoming Webinars

Environmental Considerations For Homeowners When Creating A Fire Smart Landscape
Speakers: Ecologically Sound Practices Partnership TBD
Tuesday May 25, 2021 @ 6:00pm

Pet Evacuation: Fire-Safe Animal Information for Large Animals and House Pets
Speakers: Julie Atwood, Halter Project and Captain Cindy Machado, Marin Humane
Tuesday June 29, 2021 @ 6:00pm

Speakers: Amy Bach, Executive Director United Policy Holders; Joel Laucher, Insurance Consultant at   Regulatory Insurance Advisors and United Policy Holders; Janet Ruiz, Director - Strategic Communications, Insurance Information Institute
Tuesday July 27, 2021 @ 6:00pm

Past Webinars

Fire Smart Landscaping
Speakers: Fay Mark (UC Marin Master Gardeners) & Kirby Wilcox (UC Marin Master Gardeners, Pruning Guild member)
Tuesday April 27, 2021 @ 6:00pm

Creating Defensible Space
Speakers: Todd Lando, Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Specialist/Battalion Chief(Central Marin FD), Ray Moritz Arborist (Urban Forestry Associates) and Bonnie Morse Beekeeper (Bonnie Bee & Company)
Tuesday March 30, 2021 @ 6:00pm - Watch Video

Zone 0 – Ground Zero When Protecting Your Home From Embers
Speakers: Jack Cohen, Fire Scientist (retired) US Forest Service, Todd Lando, Hazard Mitigation Specialist/Battalion Chief (Central Marin FD) & Steve Quarles, Chief Scientist (retired) IBHS
Tuesday February 23, 2021 @ 6:00pm - Watch Video         Q & A 

Fire Adapted Communities: Active Strategies for Home Hardening
Speakers: Chief Bill Tyler, Novato Fire Department & Steve Quarles, Chief Scientist (retired) IBHS
Tuesday January 26, 2021 @ 6:00pm - Watch Video           Q & A 

Vegetation Management Practices in Marin's Open Space
Speakers: Mike Swezy, Marin Conservation League & Max Korten, Director Marin County Parks & Open Space District
Tuesday December 15, 2020 @ 6:00pm - Watch Video         Q & A

Home Hardening 1 
Speakers: Steve Quarles, Chief Scientist (retired) IBHS & Jack Cohen, Fire Scientist (retired U.S. Forest Service Research) 
Tuesday November 17, 2020 @ 6:00pm - Watch Video        Q & A

How Wildfires Burn in the WUI
Speakers: Yana Valachovic (UC Cooperative Extension forest advisor) and Steve Quarles (UC Cooperative Extension advisor) 
Tuesday October 27, 2020 @ 6:00pm - Watch Video            Q & A

Community Organizing for Fire Preparedness & Incorporation of Ecologically Sound Practices 
Speakers: Firewise Liaison John Hansen;  Belle Cole, Chair Ecologically Sound Practices
Tuesday September 29, 2020 @ 6:00pm - Watch Video           

Evacuation & Warnings –  How To Survive a Wildfire
Speakers: Todd Lando, Hazard Mitigation Specialist/Battalion Chief (Central Marin FD); Dr. Shannamar Dewey (Camp Fire Evacuee & Survivor)
Tuesday August 25, 2020 @ 6:00pm - Watch Video

Living With Fire in Marin County
Speakers: Deputy Chief Mark Brown (Marin County FD); Supervisor Katie Rice (Marin County)
Tuesday July 28, 2020 @ 6:00pm - Watch Video         Q & A

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