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12 January 2022
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  Dataset Names: San Mateo County Impervious Surfaces  Version: 2/10/2021  Download Location: ArcGIS Online (see table 1 below)  Credits: Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab, Tukman G...
27 December 2021
News
An analysis by The New York Times of satellite images, combined with on-the-ground surveys, provides a more complete picture of the origin, spread and devastation of the fire that killed at least 23 people in and around the city. The Tubbs fire destr...
11 November 2021
News
Camp Fire –Fire Progression Timeline San Mateo County, FireSafeCouncil Camp Fire Progression Timeline Chapter 7A 20210802-pdf.pdf...
05 November 2021
News
We are very lucky to have NIST’s, Alexander Maranghides present a report on the Camp Fire’s progression and time line of the fire and how the structures within the community of Paradise faired. Video and Audio by computer: click this link...

Evacuation Preparedness

Recent wildfires reinforce the importance of preparedness. When a wildfire strikes, seconds count. If you live in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), you must be prepared to evacuate at all times during fire-season. Follow our simple guide to help San Mateo residents prepare for and safely evacuate.

Home Hardening

Your home's first line of defense against an approaching wildfire. At least 100' of Defensible Space is required by law to help slow or stop the spread of wildfire, protecting your home from direct flame contact and radiant heat, and catching or redirecting wind blown embers.

Defensible Space

Your home's first line of defense against an approaching wildfire. At least 100' of Defensible Space is required by law to help slow or stop the spread of wildfire, protecting your home from direct flame contact and radiant heat, and catching or redirecting wind blown embers.

Living With Fire

FIRE SAFE San Mateo County publishes the excellent "Living With Fire in San Mateo County" as a valuable resource for homeowners.  Updated in 2016, this magazine style resource is available in PDF and print formats.

Projects

FIRE SAFE San Mateo County conducts a variety of local projects with grant and local funding, to provide education and fuel reduction to every San Mateo community.

Get Prepared!

FIRE SAFE San Mateo provides wildfire safety and preparedness education, programs, and project management in San Mateo County, CA.

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