The Napa Firewise mission is to lead the effort to reduce the risks and impacts of wildfires. We will improve the wildfire resilience of Napa County, by completing hazardous fuel reduction projects and providing resources to assist homeowners with defensible space and structure hardening to protect their homes. We will work through our Fire Safe Councils and agency partners with the support of local, state, and federal funds to implement these projects and educate our communities about how to effectively adapt to wildfires.
Winter is a great time to work on your Defensible Space. Selectively cutting and piling excess vegetation to reduce the amount of flammable material is an essential step in safeguarding your home from wildfire.Read more Your Burning Questions: Winter Defensible Space ›
A herd/flock of 600 goats and sheep have been hard at work, eating down the dry grasses and shrubs to maintain the fuel break around the Silverado CommunityRead more Have you ‘herd’ about the Silverado grazing project? ›
Reducing Hazardous Fuel Loads
for Forest Health & Wildfire Risk Reduction
For the last two months Napa Firewise and the Pacific Union College have been using mastication machinery to reduce ladder fuels along and below a ridge between Angwin and Pope Valley.
St. Helena and Spring Mountain Fire Safe Councils recently created a shaded fuel break on either side of Spring Street at the far edge of town.