Wildfires in Marin Marin has a long history of destructive wildfires, burning hundreds of homes and tens of thousands of acres. Preparing for wildfires requires personal responsibility for families, neighbors, and property.
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SPACE Gives Firefighters a Fighting Chance
100 Feet Total
30 Feet "Clean and Green"
70 Feet Reduced Fuels
If you live in the Wildland Urban Interface, you must provide firefighters with defensible space to protect your home. By removing weeds, brush and other vegetation, you
Learn how to create Defensible Space today!
Harden Your
HOME To Help Defensible Space Succeed
Fire Resistant Materials
Clean Property
Guard From Falling Embers
Construction materials and the quality of the defensible space surrounding it are what gives a home the best chance to survive a wildfire.
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Family Disaster
PLAN Homes can be rebuilt - not families.
Communication Plan
Escape Plan
Survival Plan
Implement your family disaster plan by leaving early, well before the fire arrives. With planning and communications, your family AND home can survive a wildfire.
Create a plan... Develop a Family Disaster Plan today!

Once a fire starts, it's too late.  Preparation occurs in the months and years BEFORE a fire occurs!
  • How do I get "set" ?
As a wildfire approaches, it is important that you get set. Prepare yourself and your home for the possibility of having to evacuate. This means going through a checklist of items you will need to take when evacuating and preparing to implement your Family Disaster Plan.
  • What is a Family Disaster Plan?
Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations.
  • Ensure family communications with cell phones, pre-defined out of town contacts, and text messaging (more likely to work when networks are overloaded).
Getting Set...

Evacuate early.  Your survival may depend on it.
This is the simplest step. Go… Evacuate early, before the fire arrives. By leaving early, you give your family the best chance of surviving a wildfire, while helping firefighters by keeping roads clear of congestion, enabling them to move more freely and do their job.
  • What can I do to ensure a safe evacuation?
  • Evacuate promptly when requested!
  • All evacuation instructions provided by officials should be followed immediately for your safety.
  • Before the fire arrives, prepare an Evacuation Checklist and Organize:
  • Do not wait for evacuation orders if you feel you are threatened by fire!
  • Do not return until you've been advised it is safe by fire officials.
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Marin: Ready Set Go

Ready Set Go Marin Wildfire Preparedness Video

CALChiefs and the Marin County Fire Chiefs Association have developed a short Wildfire Preparedness Video to introduce the Ready Set Go program to Marin...

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Ready Set Go Brochure | Marin Residential Safety Survey

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Fire Chief Testimonial

Ready Set Go is a simple program that reinforces key points vital to survival in Marin's hillside communities during fire season.  I believe this program can and will save lives.

- Paul Smith, Jr., Fire Chief.  Kentfield Fire Protection District.

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Municipal (town and city) Fire Departments, Fire Districts, County, State, and Federal Government all cooperate to provide seamless fire protection and emergency coordination, across jurisdictions and boundaries, to all residents and visitors in Marin.  

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