Preventing Wildfires in Marin

Wildfires are bigger, burn longer, cause more damage, and kill more people than ever before. Marin is as susceptible as Sonoma County or other areas that have suffered large destructive fires. That’s the bad news. The good news is that a new Joint Powers Authority has been formed to undertake...

Make a Family Emergency Plan

Recently we reported on a new Disaster Preparedness Guide which can be downloaded free from the FHA website. This week we’re presenting an excerpt from that guide with tips for preparing your own family emergency plan: Meet with household members  Explain the dangers—and your emergency plans—to children. Work with them...

Living With Fire in Marin

A series of free webinars offering tips and insights into dealing with local wildfires is now available on the Internet. The series, called Living With Fire, is produced by FIRESafe MARIN, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing wildland fire hazards and improving fire-safety awareness here in Marin. These wildfire preparedness...

Free Disaster Preparedness Guide

The City of Sausalito has released Disaster Preparedness: The 2020 Citizen’s Guide. The 27-page guide provides instructions for dealing with everything from fires, to earthquakes to tsunamis. Topics include: Making a family plan Preparing at work Weather terms Evacuations Planning for disastrous floods and landslides Emergency numbers phone numbers and...

New Evacuation Siren

Law enforcement agencies across Marin County have a new way to alert residents to evacuate during an emergency—a new Hi-Lo siren that has been installed in police vehicles. The two-tone siren makes a very distinctive and unfamiliar sound and will only be used for immediate evacuation notifications in a large...