Corte Madera Neighborhood Receives National Firewise Recognition

Meadowcrest Ridge, Corte Madera (Marin County, CA) is Marin's newest Firewise USA site. Aerial map of the Meadowcrest Ridge Firewise USA site.

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Meadowcrest Ridge (Corte Madera) to the growing number of Firewise  USA sites, where residents throughout the nation are working to reduce their wildfire risks.  Marin county leads California in the number of recognized Firewise sites, and leads the nation in growth of this important program.

The 25 acre Meadowcrest Ridge neighborhood in Corte Madera is an incorporated development which includes approximately 17 homes.   Meadowcrest Ridge is comprised of all homes from 1135 Meadowcrest Drive (a private drive) through 1200 Meadowcrest (our home) and includes 40 Fairview Avenue, a 7 acre parcel to the north.  Meadowcrest neighbors created a Firewsie committee in 2018, completed a written risk assessment, help educational events and worked to reduce hazardous vegetation around their homes.

The Firewise USA Program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes from the risk of wildfire. The program provides resources to help homeowners learn how to adapt to living with wildfire while encouraging and empowering neighbors to work together to take action now to reduce their wildfire risk and prevent losses.  Join the growing network of more than 1,400 recognized Firewise communities taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire.   

Learn more at www.firesafemarin.org/firewise

 

Central Marin Firefighters Quickly Control Overnight Structure Fire

Central Marin Firefighters Quickly Control Overnight Structure Fire
Central Marin Firefighters quickly controlled an overnight structure fire in the 300 block of Corte Madera Avenue. Just after 2 AM on Sunday morning, the residents of a large two-story home were awakened by the sound of the blaze and immediately called 911. The fire, which started in a garbage can next to the house, ignited the siding and quickly s...
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Retired Fire Chief Craig Shurtz Passes

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Members of Central Marin Fire on hand for the celebration of life for former Larkspur Fire Department Chief Craig Shurtz.  Chief Shurtz began his career in 1961 and became Fire Chief in 1968 at the age of 27.  Thank you Chief for having such a positive impact in so many lives over the years.  William Craig Shurtz, a Marin native and ...
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Marin Town Hall on Fire Preparedness

Assemblymember Marc Levine invites you to hear what state, county, and local governments are doing to prepare for a fire emergency and how to improve fire safety in Marin. Learn how to prepare your family, home, and property in case of disaster. If you have any questions, please call (415) 479-4920. Saturday, February 10, 2018 10 a.m. - 12 noon Col...
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