FireClear

Why a map?

Color choices, fonts, lines, symbols, etc. all come together and create a visual impression. Most traditional maps are heavy with detail and specific coding that take a level of skillset to read and understand. Most people do not use maps in their everyday life in order to effectively understand scientific, data-heavy, or dense maps. FireClear maps filter information to make information less dense, simplified, and more relevant to a non-trained person ranging in demographics and emergency experience. 

FireClear  applies visual standards defined by a visual grammar. This ensures that information is relevant and intentionally focused on the use and application of fire risk information for public use as well as supports a coherent, cohesive, and memorable information campaign.

Orange County

FireClear received the California Emergency Services Association’s Silver Award for the FireClear campaign in Laguna Beach, Orange County.

Disclaimer: Tsunami information and inundation area is reviewed and revised regularly by CalOES and CGS. The maps below do not reflect the most recent and updated changes. Please do not refer to these maps in an emergency situations. Refer to your local emergency management department in your city for updates.

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Each area included an area-wide zone map (below) that provided all the zones. That way people could indicate the zone locations of schools, work, and home of family and friends before any emergency occurs.

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Marin County

FireClear are funded by fire agencies, cities and towns, and a grant from Cal Fire.  Some communities may opt to mail printed copies of these maps to residents with funding support from Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority.

A parcel tax measure was on the ballot for Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority voters in Marin County on March 3, 2020 and it passed. The vote supported authorizing the district to levy a parcel tax of $75 per multifamily unit for 10 years to fund wildfire prevention and preparedness efforts.

Disclaimer: Tsunami information and inundation area is reviewed and revised regularly by CalOES and CGS. The maps below do not reflect the most recent and updated changes. Please do not refer to these maps in an emergency situations. Refer to your local emergency management department in your city for updates.