Upcoming Events

13
Nov
2019

Living With Fire: Corte Madera

11-13-2019 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Free
Living With Fire: Corte Madera

Join us for a FREE 2-hour seminar on wildfire preparedness for Marin residents.

As Marin residents, we all share responsibility to be prepared for wildfires.  Wildfires are a natural part of our environment, and it’s imperative that we build our homes, maintain our landscapes, and prepare our families for the next major fire. 

Learn about your community’s hazard and what you can do about it from the wildfire experts at FIRESafe MARIN.

  • Are you and your family prepared to safely evacuate when a wildfire strikes?
  • Is your home vulnerable to igniting from wildfire embers?
  • Does your home have adequate Defensible Space?
  • Are you interested in working with neighbors and land managers to reduce fire risk in your community? 

This workshop is intended primarily for residents, homeowners, and regular visitors to Marin County, CA.  Registration online at www.firesafemarin.org/events is encouraged, but not required. 

19
Nov
2019

Home Hardening Workshop for Professionals

11-19-2019 1:30 pm -5:00 pm
Free
Home Hardening Workshop for Professionals

Attention Building Industry Professionals! Join FIRESafe MARIN for a FREE 4-hour seminar on wildfire home-hardening.

  • 1PM-4PM Seminar for Building Professionals
  • 4PM-5PM Manufacturer Showcase and Live Burn Demo

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, FIRESafe MARIN has developed a seminar and training curriculum to introduce building professionals to these concepts.

Taught by experts in the field of building science, home hardening, and wildfire, this seminar is intended for building industry professionals to:

  • Train the contractor, handyman, architect, and owner/builder to recognize structural vulnerabilities to wildfires and embers;
  • Introduce ignition and ember resistant designs and materials;
  • Provide home-hardening and retrofitting resources;
  • Encourage building modifications to reduce the likelihood of structural ignitions during wildfires;
  • Develop a list of contractors to provide Marin homeowners with access to knowledgeable professionals

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

WHAT DOES “Home HARDENING” MEAN?

"Hoime Hardening" describes a building or structure that is designed, built, or retrofitted to resist ignition from wildfires and embers. While no home is "fireproof," simple and often inexpensive materials, designs, and techniques can address the most vulnerable components of a house to increase resistance to heat, flames, and embers from wildfires.

SPEAKERS

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

Todd Lando
Executive Coordinator, FIRESafe MARIN
Wildfire Hazard Mitigation and Vegetation management Consultant

Larry Pasero
Fire Inspector, Kentfield Fire Protection District

Program SponsorS

csaa logoFIRESafe 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. CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer, offers automobile, homeowners and other personal lines of insurance to AAA Members through AAA clubs in 23 states and the District of Columbia.

Manufacturer and Installer Showcase

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

ember wildfire defense solutions logo retina   james hardie planks logo clear choice roofing exteriors    VULCAN VENT LOGO    Brandguard Logo Wide Extreme small      embers out logo     ohagin black   NUSKU

 

19
Nov
2019

Home Hardening Workshop for Homeowners

11-19-2019 5:00 pm -7:30 pm
Free
Home Hardening Workshop for Homeowners

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

  • 5PM Live Burn Demo and Manufacturer Showcase
  • 6PM-8PM 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, FIRESafe 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, FIRESafe MARIN
Wildfire Hazard Mitigation and Vegetation management Consultant

Larry Pasero
Fire Inspector, Kentfield Fire Protection District

Program Sponsor

FIRESafe 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:

ember wildfire defense solutions logo retina   james hardie planks logo clear choice roofing exteriors    VULCAN VENT LOGO    Brandguard Logo Wide Extreme small      embers out logo     ohagin black   NUSKU

 

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