Alert and Warning Systems
In an emergency, Marin officials may use many different tools to communicate information and instructions to the community. Alert Marin, Nixle, local TV and radio, and social media are the primary outlets. Register now and prepare to use these systems before an emergency occurs.
Red Flag Warnings
Fire agencies monitor weather conditions daily and use indexes and predictions to make decisions about how to fight fires and how to prevent new fires from igniting. Residents and visitors to areas where wildfires are likely to occur should be aware of current and predicted weather conditions, and should take additional actions to prepare their family, home, and community when risk is elevated.
Be Ready to Evacuate
Make sure that you and your family are prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Prepare an evacuation go-kit, create a family communication plan, and have your evacuation checklist ready.
Help for Those Needing Assistance
We all need to be part of a strategic plan that sets people up for success and gets them the resources they need to get out of harm’s way. Make sure your emergency plans take into consideration different needs and abilities for those who may need assistance during a disaster.
It Takes a Community: How to support individuals with access and functional needs
Get Wildfire Insurance
Having insurance is critical to rebuilding your home and protecting your family after a wildfire. Make sure you know how to shop for the right insurance coverage, what to do if your insurer doesn’t renew your policy, and what to expect during an insurance inspection.
Invest in Backup Power
It’s very common for the power to go out before a fire strikes since fire and winds can damage electrical infrastructure. You need to be prepared to communicate and escape, even without power. Fire Safe Marin strongly recommends that all Marin residents invest in backup batteries, uninterruptible power supplies, and battery-powered radios.
How to Prepare for All Types of Hazard
Learn five basic steps and access specific information to help you prepare for earthquakes, power outages, weather emergencies as well as wildfires