Governor Jerry Brown and CAL FIRE have designated May 5-11, 2013 as Wildfire Awareness Week this year. Fire departments and fire safe councils throughout the state of California are educating the public about the need to create Defensible Space and practice fire safety in our parks and wildland areas.
Locally, the City of Mill Valley Fire Department is working with local fire agencies and other partners to reach out to residents and homeowners about the importance of creating and maintaining Defensible Space, and being fire safe.
With summer and Wildfire Season around the corner, residents should begin planning how to create and maintain Defensible Space and consider ways to improve their community's fire safety.
The County of Marin has experienced a number of serious wildfires in the past that destroyed homes and threatened lives. On the heels of one of the driest winters, and a certain early start to fire season, it is critically important that our residents join their local fire agencies in preparing for the 2013 fire season.
Fire departments throughout Marin take every precaution to help protect residents and their property from wildfire. In the event of a major wildfire, firefighting resources will be stretched. Please prepare now to protect yourself, your family, and your property from a devastating wildfire. Take the time to learn more about how you can prepare and visit the following online resources: