The climate changes we have been facing should encourage everyone to prepare for all kinds of disasters, especially fires. Corte Madera is at risk of wildfire. Did you know that major fires burned out of control on Mt. Tamalpais in 1929 and 1945? The damage from wildfires is severe but it can be minimized if we are prepared.
On this page you will find lots of valuable information regarding fire preparedness and prevention. Remember that disasters are always unexpected but there is no better way to face them than by being as knowledgeable, prepared and informed as possible.
is dedicated to the fire protection and stewardship of over 31 million acres of California's privately-owned wildlands. In addition, the Department provides varied emergency services in 36 of the State's 58 counties via contracts with local governments.
Part of CAL FIRE’s mission is to prevent fires. The department’s Fire Prevention Program consists of multiple activities including wildland pre-fire engineering, vegetation management, fire planning, education and law enforcement. Common projects include fire break construction and other fire fuel reduction activities that lessen the risk of wildfire to communities. This may include brush clearance around communities, along roadways and evacuation routes. Other important activities include defensible space inspections, emergency evacuation planning, fire prevention education, fire hazard severity mapping, implementation of the State Fire Plan, fire-related law enforcement activities such as investigations to determine fire cause and origin as well as arson cases, and support for local government fire safe planning in the SRA.
CAL FIRE provides fire safety education to the citizens and visitors of this State. To view the information and resources shared by CAL FIRE, please click on the following links:
is an entity of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and it's mission is to provide national leadership to foster a solid foundation for our fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention, preparedness and response. USFA develops and delivers fire prevention and safety education programs in partnership with other federal agencies, the fire and emergency response community, the media, and safety interest groups. They also work with the public and private groups to promote and improve fire prevention and life safety through research, testing and evaluation. If you wish to view their outreach materials and educational programs, please click here.
USFA also provides general home fire safety handouts. Click on any of the links below to download a copy for you to share with your friends and family.