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14 April 2021
News
At April's Fire Safe Council Meeting, there were two presentations, which were recorded and are available for download below.    Paul Hessburg, Ph.D., Research Ecologist, USDA-FS Our wildfire problem; How we got here and What we can do abou...
19 March 2021
News
There will be an informational meeting for the Prescribed Burn Project planned for San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) land. The meeting will be Wednesday, March 24, 7pm-8pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85223632957?pwd=bGdKTDM2K3dkKzV2Y1hZ...
12 March 2021
News
SJSU Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center is hosting a Fire Weather Workshop, April 8-9, 2021 This year, the workship will have an extended speaker list of colleagues and partners from across the world to provide an international perspective on...
10 March 2021
News
Thanks to sponsorship from CAL FIRE, PGE, and local fire agencies, ALERTWildfire has installed several wildfire cameras in strategic locations throughout San Mateo county and the western United States. ALERTWildfire is a consortium of three universit...

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.

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

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