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Are you concerned about how to pay for the home hardening improvements needed to improve the survivability of your home from wildfire? Wondering where you can get support to make your home safer and create defensible space? This collection of articles explores grants and insurance, from federal to local, and shares the next episode of Wildfire Watch TV -  The Cost of Wildfire: Lessons from Paradise.
 
Happy Holidays from all of us at Fire Safe Marin. 
Be safe and be fire adapted. 
$1Million in Grants Awarded to Marin County Fire >>
Funding from CAL FIRE will go to reduce wildfire fuels in the hills above Fairfax and San Anselmo.
Federal Legislation Increases Wildfire Prevention Funding >>
Dramatic increases in funding for prevention and mitigation efforts and assistance to homeowners for energy efficient and fire-resistance improvements to their homes.
Photo credit: Resilience Accelerator.

You may be thinking the rain is here and the work is done....not so fast!  Wildfire risk goes down with rain and cooler temperatures, but winter is prime time for prevention work and there are lots of resources to help. 

Please join special guest host Bill Tyler, Fire Chief of Novato Fire District in the next episode of Wildfire Watch: The Cost of Wildfire. This episode of Wildfire Watch takes a look at the real cost of wildfire: lives lost, homes and communities destroyed, the devastation to the environment, and carbon released into the atmosphere. 

Lessons from Paradise, California teach us that prevention efforts are a good investment. An interview with Assemblyman Marc Levine addresses state funding that will be available to Marin residents and efforts to get insurance companies to be more transparent about their risk modeling.

Please watch and share Wildfire Watch with your family, friends and neighbors. Available on Comcast Cable Channel 26, 30 (AT&T Ch 99) or visit Fire Safe Marin's YouTube Channel for a video gallery.

Special Thanks to Regenerating Paradise  >>
Paradise, CA residents welcomed Fire Safe Marin for a visit and shared stories of profound loss but also of hope, stewardship, resilience and action. 
Important tips from the Insurance Information Institute for insuring your home against wildfire. 
Prescribed Fire in Marin
Panel discussion from ESP Partnerships and MWPA: Learn about a wide range of prescribed fire topics from fire history and cultural burning to current use in Marin.
Fire Smart Landscaping Tip:  Make a fire-smart plan. Consider existing plants, budget, and how much maintenance you are willing to do. Start by understanding the three defensible space zones: Zone 0 (0-5'), Zone 1 (5'30') and Zone 2 ('30-100'). Learn more at UC Marin Master Gardeners.
Photo credit: Alice Cason, Marin Master Gardener
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