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In these uncertain times when the state is experiencing hundreds of wildfires, many caused by lightening strikes, it is important to share information related to what we can do to stay prepared and alert in our homes and neighborhoods.The Town of San Anselmo and the Ross Valley Fire Department work closely with FIRESAFE Marin on preparedness activities including fire fuel reduction and evacuation route clearing, the development and support of FIREWISE communities (Marin is the fastest growing FIREWISE County in the US!), coordinating "chipper days" to help homeowners reduce fire fuel loads on their own land and other community spaces, and on public education and awareness.
The Evacuation and Personal Preparedness pages of the FIRESafe Marin’s website contains comprehensive information related to wildfire evacuation preparedness, including;Emergency Notifications and Information - Sign up for ALERT MARIN, NIXLE and social media sites.Evacuation Terminology - Learn the difference between an evacuation order, evacuation warning and a shelter-in-place order.Before Fire Threatens - Information on assembling GO KITS for your household and installing battery back-up systems at your home,Monitoring the Daily Weather - Text your Zip Code to 888777 to register for Nixle and receive Marin Fire Weather information notices.Hardening Your Home and Creating Defensible Space What you should do during a Red Flag WarningWhat you should do when evacuation is a possibility - Review your evacuation checklist, dress for survival, and monitor information sources.When to evacuate, determining your route , and the importance of using your vehicleThis section has a lot useful information. Be sure to visit the entire FIRESafe Marin website for additional information.
Due to the large number of wildfires and associated evacuations that we are experiencing, FIRESafe Marin’s webinar topic this month will be "Evacuations & Warnings: How to Survive a Wildfire". Join Todd Lando, Battalion Chief/Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Specialist at Central Marin Fire Department, to learn how to prepare your family, and yourself, to survive and safely evacuate a wildfire.FIRESafe Marin’s originally scheduled webinar "Community Organizing for Fire Preparedness" has been rescheduled for next month.Join on Facebook live stream or via zoom here:https://firesafemarin.zoom.us/j/87382415962