Resources for Homeowners

FIRESafe MARIN offers a range of fire safe education tools for individuals, business, and homeowner groups to raise awareness of the need to prepare for wildfires.

In addition to our website resources, please visit the links below for detailed information, background, and tools from our partners and experts in wildfire science, below.

Our Website Resources

Research, Downloads, Further Reading

WUI Research Bibliography for Resource Managers. California Fire Science Consortium.

This extensive bibliography of WUI research with citations is organized into nine sections: 1) Wildland fuels 2) Landscaping fuels 3) Construction 4) Community Planning 5) Social 6) Policy and economics 7) Fire suppression 8) Post-fire recovery 9) Case studies.

Building, Landscape, and Design Resources

Center for Fire Research and Outreach at UC Berkeley

Homeowner's Wildfire Mitigation Guide

  • website that provides information on the fire risks associated with different sections of a house and its immediate surroundings.

Home Survival in Wildfire-Prone Areas: Building Materials and Design Considerations.

  • UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Publication 8393. (pdf)

Landscape Mulch Information

Firewise Construction and Building Materials

  • Colorado Forest Service Publication.

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety - How to Reduce Risks from a Wildfire

  • This website contains information on how to prepare different parts of a home - roofs, doors, windows, decks, etc. - for threats created by wildfires.

At Home Fire Hazard Protection

  • An industry website run by with instructions for reducing fire hazards within a home. Contains mainy links to similar websites.

General WUI Information

Wildfire Information Network [eWIN]

  • A national Cooperative Extension website with many resources regarding fire preparation, including activities for home protection that can be done before, during, and after a fire occurs near your home. 

Wildland Hazard - Building Codes

  • CAL FIRE Provides resources on building materials and codes for homes located in Fire Hazard Severity Zones.
  • Quick Guide to Home Hardening Disclosure Law (effective January 1, 2021) 

Regional Resources

Living with Fire - Nevada

  • Site provides wildfire threat reduction recommendations for fire-threatened communities in Nevada.

Living with Fire - Tahoe Basin

  • Provides fire preparation resources to residents of the Tahoe Basin area

Sustainable and Fire Safe Landscapes - Los Angeles and Ventura Counties

  • SAFE Landscapes is a project of the Natural Resources Program based in Los Angeles and Ventura County Cooperative Extension that focuses on providing homeowners with fire and sustainability information.

Wildfire Zone - San Diego

  • This website, managed by the San Diego UCCE office, provides informational resources for San Diego property owners and community members on fire preparation and safety.

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