Attention Marin Homeowners! Free home-hardening workshop on November 19!

Join FIRESafe MARIN for a FREE 2-hour seminar for homeowners on wildfire home-hardening on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

Register online here.

  • 5PM Live Burn Demo and Manufacturer Showcase
  • 6PM-8PM Seminar for Homeowners

Recognizing that home-hardening through improved architectural design, ember and ignition resistant material selection, and retrofitting existing buildings are the most important factors in improving home survival during wildfires, FIRESafe MARIN has developed a seminar and training curriculum to introduce homeowners to these concepts.

Taught by experts in the field of wildfire, home hardening, and building science, this seminar will help Marin homeowners to:

  • Identify their home’s vulnerabilities to wildfires and embers;
  • Introduce ignition and ember resistant design and materials;
  • Provide home-hardening and retrofitting resources;
  • Encourage building modifications to reduce the likelihood of structural ignitions during wildfires;
  • Manufacturer representatives will be on-site to display fire resistant building materials.

**Weather permitting, a live fire demonstration will be conducted at 5PM to demonstrate the differences between ordinary and fire-resistant construction. 

Are you a building industry professional? At 1PM November 19, FIRESafe MARIN will host an even more detailed and informative 4-hour seminar for architects, contractors, handymen, and DIYers. If you're interested in attending and registering for this seminar, click here.


Stephen L. Quarles, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist for Wildfire and Durability (retired)
Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)

Todd Lando
Executive Coordinator, FIRESafe MARIN
Wildfire Hazard Mitigation and Vegetation Management Consultant

Tom Welch 
Fire Chief and Fire Marshal, Mill Valley Fire Department

Ruben Martin
Fire Marshal, Central Marin Fire Department

Larry Pasero
Fire Inspector, Kentfield Fire Protection District