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Fire Safety and Ag Pass

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On May 10, 2023 in Point Reyes Station and July 18, 2023 in Tomales, Fire Safety trainings were offered in partnership with the Marin Department of Agriculture, Marin Agricultural Land Trust, and the Marin County Farm Bureau. This training is one of the requirements to qualify for an Ag Pass that provides agricultural producers the privilege to enter evacuation zones and attend to essential farm and ranch activities. If you were unable to attend the trainings, please be on the lookout for other offers in the region.

The following provides a brief follow-up on next steps to apply for an Ag Pass and some of the resources mentioned during the trainings, for your future use. The resources are helpful to any farming operation in its planning and preparation for wildfire, even if not applying for an Ag Pass.

For questions about the Marin Ag Pass Program, contact Kayla Friedrichsen with the Marin Agriculture Department at kfriedrichsen@marincounty.org or (415) 473-6700.

For questions about the trainings, contact Randi Black, UCCE Dairy Advisor, at rablack@ucanr.edu or (707) 565-2648. You can also contact Tori Norrville, UCCE Fire Science Advisor, at trnorville@ucanr.edu or 707-565-3443 for a site visit to discuss structure hardening, defensible space, emergency plans, and site-specific topography questions.

County specific steps for Ag Pass application

  • Marin Producers: Marin County Department of Agriculture will be rolling out the online platform and providing notification for producers when applications can be submitted for consideration. This is anticipated for August, 2023. You will need the training certificate of completion you received at the training you attended as part of your application for the program. You will receive notification when your application and documents have been reviewed and approved.
  • Sonoma Producers: Submit your application, including your training certificate of completion to the Sonoma County Agriculture Department for review and consideration, specifics are available here - https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/awm/agaccess. If approved, your information will be forwarded to Sonoma County Sheriff Department for completion and issue of your Ag Pass.

Ag Pass and Fire Safety Resources