Free "Assessing Residential Wildfire Hazards" Workshop

The Mill Valley Fire Department is proud to offer again this year " Assessing Residential Wildfire Hazards" 1-day On-Site Workshop sponsored by the Mill Valley Fire Department and FIREsafe MARIN. The Mill Valley Fire Department is committed to providing our residents the tools necessary to reduce the threat of wildfire and to improve defensible space.

Due to popular demand, this year's workshop will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. Check in begins at 8:30 AM.

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This free workshop will cover:

1.  The Wildfire Threat: Perceptions versus Reality- What are the major issues that contribute to wildland/urban fire loss?  What are the most commonly held myths about wildfires?

2.  Understanding Wildand/Urban Fire- Discusses the history, context and sequence of wildland/urban fire disasters, the science and research of how landscape fires ignite homes and advances in reducing wildfire exposure.

3.  Identifying and Mitigating Wildfire Hazards- What is a home Ignition Zone?  How to identify and mitigate structural and vegetative wildfire hazards.

4.  Firewise Communities/USA: From Residences to Communities-Sharing success stories, best practices and next steps.

Pre-registration is required due to the limited class size of 50 students.  Check in starts at 8:30am.  For more information or to pre-register, please contact Battalion Chief Scott Barnes at 415-389-4139 or email at

This program is funded by the  Municipal Service Tax (MST), which provides funding for the City's  Vegetation Management Program as well as  public safety education presentations