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
- Homeowner's Wildfire Assessment
- Homeowner's Wildfire Mitigation Guide
- Builder's Wildfire Mitigation Guide
- Tour a "firesafe" demo house
- website that provides information on the fire risks associated with different sections of a house and its immediate surroundings.
- UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Publication 8393. (pdf)
- The Combustibility of Landscape Mulches: University of Nevada, A guide detailing the fire hazards associated with different landscape mulch types and landscaping near homes.
Comparing the Ignitability of Mulch Materials for a Firewise Landscape: University of Arizona
- Colorado Forest Service Publication.
- This website contains information on how to prepare different parts of a home - roofs, doors, windows, decks, etc. - for threats created by wildfires.
- An industry website run by RentersInsurance.com with instructions for reducing fire hazards within a home. Contains mainy links to similar websites.
General WUI Information
- 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.
- 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)
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.