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Marin Wildfire Prevention authority evacuation/ingress/egress risk assessment
Request for qualifications/proposals

The MWPA is requesting qualifications and proposals for a comprehensive and interactive evacuation/ingress/egress risk assessment.  The Request for Qualifications and Proposals can be found here.

Timeline:

September 20, 2021: Release of Notice inviting Request for Qualifications & Proposals

 

October 13, 2021, 5pm: Deadline to submit questions, addressed to

mbrown@marinwildfire.org. Questions and answers will be posted at marinwildfire.org/programs

November 1st, 2021 by 5:00pm: Qualifications and Proposals due by email, as a single PDF document addressed to mbrown@marinwildfire.org

December - January 2022: Interviews with selected respondents

February 2022: Consultant selection approved by MWPA Board of

Directors and Notice to Proceed

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DEFENSIBLE SPACE & HOME HARDENING EVALUATION PROGRAM

MWPA's member agencies conduct Wildfire Defensible Space and Home Hardening Evaluations for properties in Marin's Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas. 

In 2021, the Central Marin MWPA Zone will "beta test" an online reporting tool to better inform residents of requirements, hazards, and suggested mitigation measures identified by inspectors.  

 

Inspectors from the MWPA and your local fire department will inspect properties to evaluate whether homes meet wildland-urban interface "WUI" defensible space, vegetation management, and construction standards. Residents then receive a comprehensive, online report that includes recommendations for improving their home’s ability to survive a wildfire. This evaluation may also determine if the property meets state and local requirements for defensible space. Residents can choose to accompany the inspectors during the home evaluation, however, this is not required. 

Follow up inspections may occur after 30 days. Some issues identified may be required by law and must be corrected. In some cases, failure to correct these issues may result in abatement and/or liens. Enforcement actions, if necessary, are the responsibility of your fire department's Fire Prevention Bureau, not the MWPA.

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