Wildfires threaten entire neighborhoods, cities, and regions. Everyone must be proactive to prevent their homes and communities from being vulnerable to wildfires. FIRESafe MARIN has partnered with other organizations to collaborate on ways to educate, prevent, and protect Marin County residents from these natural threats.
The Firewise USA Program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes from the risk of wildfire. The program provides resources to help homeowners learn how to adapt to living with wildfire while encouraging and empowering neighbors to work together to take action now to reduce their wildfire risk and prevent losses. Your neighborhood can join the growing network of more than 1,500 recognized Firewise communities taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire.
Wildfires are bigger, burn longer, cause more damage, and kill more people than ever before. This new reality requires greatly expanding prevention, preparedness, and fuel-reduction efforts throughout Marin. The Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority is a coalition of local fire agencies, emergency service providers, and cities, towns, and county governments formed in 2020 to develop and implement a comprehensive wildfire prevention and emergency preparedness initiative in Marin.
The Ecologically Sound Practices partnership is a collaboration between Marin’s fire authorities and climate and environmental advocacy organizations to mitigate the risk of wildfires in ways that maintain or enhance the natural environment. The coalition works as advisors to fire and natural resources professionals, defining best environmental practices to guide the implementation of wildfire hazard mitigation plans and offering expertise and recommendations on specific projects.
Marin CIL exists to assist persons with all types of disabilities to achieve their maximum level of sustainable independence as contributing, responsible and equal participants in society. FIRESafe MARIN and Marin CIL work together to: