Defensible Space and Home Hardening Evaluation Program

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San Rafael Zone
Southern Marin Zone
Central Marin Zone
Novato Zone
West Marin Zone

The City of San Rafael and Marinwood Community Services District are supported by seasonal and full-time Defensible Space Inspectors. In most cases, inspectors visit properties every other year based on location. Property inspections may be available by request. Please contact srfd.dspace@cityofsanrafael.org or 415-485-3054 with questions or for assistance accessing reports for existing inspections.

Southern Marin communities (including Sausalito, Tam Valley, Homestead Valley, Mill Valley, Strawberry, and Alto) are supported by full-time Defensible Space Inspectors. In most cases, inspectors visit properties every other year based on location. Property inspections may be available by request. Please contact dspace@smfd.org or 415-388-8182 with questions or for assistance accessing reports for existing inspections.

Central Marin and Ross Valley communities (including Corte Madera, Larkspur, Kentfield, Ross, San Anselmo, Sleepy Hollow, and Fairfax) are supported by teams of seasonal Defensible Space Inspectors. In most cases, inspectors visit properties every other year based on location. Property inspections are typically NOT available by request. Please contact dspace@marinwildfire.org or 415-275-1185 with questions or for assistance accessing reports for existing inspections.

Novato Fire Protection District is supported by full-time Defensible Space Specialists. Defensible Space assessments are educationally based and are by appointment. After a full assessment, grant money for vegetation management and home hardening may be available. Please visit wma@novatofire.org or call 415-878-2622 with questions requesting assistance accessing existing reports or for making an appointment for a full assessment.

West Marin communities (including the San Geronimo Valley, Marin City, Throckmorton Ridge, Muir Beach, Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Inverness, Point Reyes, Marshall, Tomales, Nicasio, Hicks Valley and parts of unincorporated San Rafael) are supported by teams of seasonal Defensible Space Inspectors. In most cases, inspectors visit properties every other year based on location. Property inspections are typically NOT available by request. Please contact dspace@marinwildfire.org or 415-275-1185 with questions or for assistance accessing reports for existing inspections.

Why is Defensible Space & Home Hardening evaluations so important?
60-90% of homes are lost from tiny embers that ignite combustible materials around the home or materials used in the construction of the home itself. By educating residents on their defensible space responsibilities and identifying what they can improve this makes them and their neighbors safer.

How is MWPA supporting these evaluations?
Given the importance to residents safety and protection of their property, supporting evaluations is a core objective for MWPA. The MWPA works with the local fire departments to help fund the evaluation teams. The MWPA’s role is education and support. Any enforcement of state or local regulations is the sole jurisdiction of your fire agency.

How do I access my report?
Please enter your address at the top of this page and then enter your secure access code. If you lost your code the site will give you a contact form to request it from your local fire department.

Additional questions or need help?
Please contact your local fire agency at the number or email below.
Marin County Fire Department
West Marin (Woodacre, San Geronimo, Forest Knolls, Lagunitas, Nicasio, Olema, Point Reyes, Tomales, Inverness Park); Santa Venetia; Marin City; Throckmorton Ridge/Muir Woods Park
415-275-1185
dspace@marinwildfire.org
Ross Valley Fire Department
Fairfax, San Anselmo, Sleepy Hollow, Ross
415-275-1185
dspace@marinwildfire.org
Kentfield Fire Protection District
Kentfield, Unincorporated Greenbrae
415-275-1185
dspace@marinwildfire.org
Central Marin Fire Department
Larkspur, Corte Madera, Incorporated Greenbrae (Larkspur)
415-275-1185
dspace@marinwildfire.org
Inverness Public Utility District
Inverness
415-275-1185
dspace@marinwildfire.org
Stinson Beach Fire Protection District
Stinson Beach
415-275-1185
dspace@marinwildfire.org
San Rafael Fire Department
San Rafael
415-485-3054
srfd.dspace@cityofsanrafael.org
Novato Fire Protection District
Novato
415-878-2622
wma@novatofire.org
Southern Marin Fire Protection District
Strawberry, Alto/Tiburon, Sausalito, Tamalpais Valley, Homestead Valley
415-388-8182
Mill Valley Fire Department
Mill Valley
415-388-8182
Marinwood Fire Department
Marinwood
Muir Beach Community Servcies District
Muir Beach
Marin County Fire Department
West Marin (Woodacre, San Geronimo, Forest Knolls, Lagunitas, Nicasio, Olema, Point Reyes, Tomales, Inverness Park); Santa Venetia; Marin City; Throckmorton Ridge/Muir Woods Park
415-275-1185
dspace@marinwildfire.org
Ross Valley Fire Department
Fairfax, San Anselmo, Sleepy Hollow, Ross
415-275-1185
dspace@marinwildfire.org
Kentfield Fire Protection District
Kentfield, Unincorporated Greenbrae
415-275-1185
dspace@marinwildfire.org
Central Marin Fire Department
Larkspur, Corte Madera, Incorporated Greenbrae (Larkspur)
415-275-1185
dspace@marinwildfire.org
Inverness Public Utility District
Inverness
415-275-1185
dspace@marinwildfire.org
Bolinas Fire Protection District
Bolinas, Dogtown
415-275-1185
dspace@marinwildfire.org
Stinson Beach Fire Protection District
Stinson Beach
415-275-1185
dspace@marinwildfire.org
San Rafael Fire Department
San Rafael
415-485-3054
srfd.dspace@cityofsanrafael.org
Novato Fire Protection District
Novato
415-878-2622
wma@novatofire.org
Southern Marin Fire Protection District
Strawberry, Alto/Tiburon, Sausalito, Tamalpais Valley, Homestead Valley
415-388-8182
dspace@marinwildfire.org
Mill Valley Fire Department
Mill Valley
415-388-8182
dspace@marinwildfire.org
Marinwood Fire Department
Marinwood
415-485-3054
srfd.dspace@cityofsanrafael.org
Muir Beach Community Servcies District
Muir Beach
415-275-1185
dspace@marinwildfire.org