Project Description

Wildfires are expected to increase with climate change, becoming stronger and more frequent. 

Learn how to create a defensible space, harden your home and prepare for evacuation.

Get ready for wildfire today, and help fight climate change!

WHY DO IT

Preparing for wildfire can help you:

  • Keep your family and pets safe

  • Protect your home and property

  • Connect with your neighbors

  • Learn more about climate change

GET INSPIRED

GET STARTED

Follow these steps to prepare for wildfire and disasters:

LEARN MORE

Read about preparing for emergencies and disasters.

LOCAL RESOURCES

These local groups can help you prepare for wildfire and disasters in our area.

Marin County

FireSafe Marin

FIRESafe MARIN is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing wildland fire hazards and improving fire-safety awareness in Marin County.  They foster community involvement by building partnerships and providing resources for mitigating fire danger.

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Alert Marin

Sign up for Alert Marin, an emergency alert service that sends notifications requiring immediate action and is only used in emergencies. Alert Marin will target specific streets, and is customizable to be received via call, text, email, TYY or a combination.

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Ready Marin

Ready Marin is Marin County’s source for information on emergency preparedness, whether you are just starting or an experienced emergency volunteer. Be sure to get their Get Ready Booklet.

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Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority

The Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority was created to provide fire protection and emergency response services to communities in Marin.

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San Francisco Bay Area & California

211 Bay Area

211 Bay Area provides resources and information for local disaster relief throughout the Bay Area.

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Calfire

Calfire is responsible for fire protection in state responsibility areas of California, totaling 31 million acres, as well as the administration of the state’s private and public forests. They offer helpful resources to better prepare yourself and your home for wildfires.

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Red Cross Northern California

The American Red Cross in Northern California provides relief to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in our community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.

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This listing focuses on Marin and nearby areas at this time. More locations coming soon.

CREDITS

This page was created by members of the Green Change Network and our partners, including Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Thanks to all our contributors!

Editors: Fabrice Florin, Tom Flynn, Lily Cohen

Researchers: Lily Cohen, Tom Flynn

Photo: Jeff Head, Flickr 

Video: California Professional Firefighters, YouTube

To contribute more info or report an error, please email us. We will update this page periodically.

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