- Clean-up areas where wind eddies deposit leaf and plant litter along the perimeter of your home, on the roof, and combustibles under decks.
- Clear dead debris from flowerbeds close to the house and any combustible mulches.
- Remove dead, damaged and diseased plant branches, trees and shrubs. Dispose of the material in your green waste bin.
- Any vegetation should be pruned back and kept hydrated especially along exit routes. Placement and maintenance of plants are more important than type of plant.
- Move common combustible fire hazards away from the area immediately surrounding your home including brooms, rakes, plastic bins, wood furniture, furniture cushions, wood piles, and natural fiber door mats. Move these items as far away from the house as possible – or indoors if a nearby wildfire threatens.
Find more fire-smart landscaping tips at Marin Master Gardeners
Sign up for Both AlertMarin & Nixle--Know the Difference: https://firesafemarin.org/prepare-yourself/get-alerts-safety-updates/
>> CaptionCall.com: For people with hearing loss, make & receive voice to text captioned phone calls, at no cost. Para apoyar a las personas con pérdida auditiva, subtítulos de llamadas avanzados, sin costo.
>> PulsePoint (pulsepoint.com): Notice of significant events (flooding, wildfire, cardiac emergencies)/ Notificación anticipada de eventos significativos (indundación, incendio forestal y emergencias cardíacas)
>> Watchduty (watchduty.org): Up-to-the-minute info re fire movement & firefighting nearby, alerts about changing ground conditions / Información actualizada al minuto sobre movimiento de incendios y extinción de incendios en las cercanías
FireSafe Marin Video: Adapt to Wildfire Before It's Too Late: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIDzLquisso
~posted by pointreyesdisastercouncil.org