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NFPA Attendee Resources

We would like to thank all who were able to attend our NFPA Training last month in Ukiah. As promised, here is a webpage that we will continue working on that should have some resources that will help you take your training to make your communities more fire safe.

California Insurance Standards:

Wildfire Prepared Home Standards – The home page showing how homeowners can get Insurance Industry certification for having done wildfire preparation: https://wildfireprepared.org/
Wildfire Prepared Home Basics — scroll down the page for the checklist of requirementshttps://wildfireprepared.org/wildfire-prepared-home-overview/
Complete Wildfire Prepared Home Homeowner’s Requirements Guidehttps://wildfireprepared.org/wp-content/uploads/WFPH-Standard-2022-Homeowner-Guide.pdf
Safer From Wildfire – standards for wildfire readiness developed by the CA Insurance Commissioner and a link to related insurance savings: https://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/200-wrr/saferfromwildfires.cfm

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Fire Hazard Mitigation Methodology — see the tables starting at page 67 for a component b component guide to making home wildfire readiness improvements

Home Hardening Resources:

MCFSC Home Hardening Youtube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLT3ciGztDeSFxeas1Ovyp76bXyGlzHsIZ

MCFSC Home Hardening Video Series and Page: https://firesafemendocino.org/homehardening/

Jack Cohen video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL_syp1ZScM

MCFSC DIY Home Wildfire Assessment: https://firesafemendocino.org/diy-home-assessment/

Fire Safe Marin Home Hardening Page: https://firesafemarin.org/harden-your-home/#gsc.tab=0

UCCE Fire Resistant Home Construction: https://ucanr.edu/sites/CentralSierraLivingwithFire/Wildfire_Preparedness/Fire_Resistant_Home_Construction/

Office of the State Fire Marshal: https://osfm.fire.ca.gov/divisions/fire-engineering-and-investigations/building-materials-listing/

United Policyholders Fire Resistant Building Materials for New Construction: https://uphelp.org/guest-blog-fire-resistant-building-materials-for-new-home-construction/

Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire: https://cpaw.headwaterseconomics.org/

Articles:

NPR on fireproofing costs: https://www.npr.org/2022/07/28/1114242871/fireproofing-your-home-isnt-very-expensive-but-few-states-require-it

Headwater Economics on three different levels of wildfire resistance and their costs: https://headwaterseconomics.org/natural-hazards/wildfire-resistant-costs-california/

Landscaping and Defensible Space:

Fire Safe Marin on Plants: https://firesafemarin.org/create-a-fire-smart-yard/plants/#gsc.tab=0

Sonoma County Resilient Landscapes Coalition: https://resilientlandscapescoalition.org/plants/