The Napa Communities Firewise Foundation (NCFF) is an all-volunteer county-wide nonprofit organization that has been operating for 16 years. NCFF's mission is to reduce the risk and impacts of wildfires through community education and fire fuel reduction efforts in Napa County. We are achieving this through local, state and federal grants and by educating our communities on such topics as defensible space, home hardening, and fire preparedness.
Napa County comprises 504,960 acres, 73% in designated Fire Hazard Severity Zones. NCFF has 12 Fire Safe Councils that include more than 20,000 residents, with 94% of Fire Safe Council areas in a CAL FIRE Fire Hazard Severity Zone. In the past 3 years, NCFF and its FSC's have raised over $2.7 Million in grant money and reduced fuel loads on thousands of acres in Napa County, while respecting and enhancing forest health. We have also provided leadership, outreach, and community education to the over 140,000 Napa County residents.