FireSafeMarin 7-Day Home Challenge

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Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 1:11pm
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West Marin

Actions to save your life, protect your loved ones, prevent your home & community from burning. May 1 begins Wildfire Community Preparedness Week.
Day 1: Prepare Yourself: Sign up for fire alerts and warnings. Keep informed and know what to do to stay safe. 

Day 2: Prepare for Evacuations: Make an Evacuation Plan, pack a Go-Kit, be ready to leave if an evacuation order is sent out.

Day 3: Harden Your Home: A few simple home projects can make your home resistant to ignition from burning embers - the most common cause of home destruction.

Day 4: Maintain “Zone Zero:” Removing combustible items from the first 5 feet around your house creates defensible space that could save your home.  Day

Day 5: Prepare your Yard: Cut the grass, remove leaves & dead vegetation from your yard so spot fires don’t ignite and spread.

Day 6: Create a Fire-Smart Yard: Plant choice, placement & care are important factors in a fire-smart landscape. Make a plan that will interrupt the spread of fire in your yard.  

Day 7: Prepare your Community: We're all in this together. Help a neighbor, join a Firewise Neighborhood, do your part in making Marin a fire adapted community. 
We want to hear what you accomplished at #WildfirePrepDay or on Facebook. Sign up for the newsletter:

~posted by Point Reyes Disaster Council

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