Before an emergency strikes, residents should subscribe to receive emergency alerts and familiarize themselves with the variety of evacuation tools available to them. In an emergency, Marin officials may use many different tools to communicate information and instructions to the community. Below are some resources to help Marin County residents prepare.
Fire Safe Marin: Prepare Yourself
This website offers a variety of tools and information to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for wildfire and evacuations.
Evacuation Maps: Know Your Way Out
Fire Safe Marin and many Marin fire agencies, cities, towns, and partners worked together to develop improved wildfire evacuation maps for residents. These maps can be used for residents to familiarize themselves with major routes out of neighborhoods in case of emergency.
Evacuation Zones: Know Your Zone
The Public Emergency Portal of Marin County connects the Marin community with resources to plan for and know what to do in case of an emergency. As part of the County's evacuation plan, the entire county has been divided into evacuation zones. Pre-established evacuation zones help public safety officials streamline the evacuation process to reduce confusion and help residents evacuate quickly. Visit emergency.marincounty.org, pull down the "Evacuation" tab, and type your address into the map to see your evacuation zone. Your will be notified via Alert Marin and other means such as Nixle, social media, and face-to-face when your zone is placed in a warning, evacuation, or shelter-in-place status. Mobile users may have a better viewing experience by clicking here.
Alert Wildfire Cameras
The Alert Wildfire network of cameras is an invaluable tool for the monitoring of active wildfires and smoke.
PulsePoint App: Enabling Citizen Superheroes
The PulsePoint App is integrated with emergency dispatch systems to alert willing bystanders with specialized emergency medical response skills to respond to nearby events. Users may also sign up for alerts to emergency events such as wildland fires, providing early notification of emergencies. The Marin Fire Chief's Association pays an annual subscription to maintain Marin's connection to PulsePoint and there are no fees for residents.