The Napa Communities Firewise Foundation (Napa Firewise) is a county-wide nonprofit organization that has been operating since 2007. Our mission is to reduce the risk and impacts of wildfires through hazardous wildfire fuel reduction and community education in Napa County. We are achieving this through Fire Safe Councils, through local, state and federal grants, and by educating our communities on such topics as defensible space, home hardening, and wildfire preparedness.
Napa County comprises 504,960 acres, 73% in designated Fire Hazard Severity Zones. Napa Firewise has over 20 Fire Safe Councils that include more than 20,000 residents, almost entirely located in a CAL FIRE Fire Hazard Severity Zone. Since 2020, Napa Firewise and its Fire Safe Councils have raised over $29 Million in grants and donations to reduce hazardous 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 over 140,000 Napa County residents.