The Napa Communities Firewise Foundation mission is to reduce the risk and impacts of wildfires through fire 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 fire preparedness.
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? ›
Napa County has made another investment in wildfire resiliency by hiring the first Napa County Fire Administrator: David Shew. In this role, he will act as a liaison between Cal Fire and the County. His long and varied fire career,…Read more Napa County names Shew as its First Fire Administrator ›
With the benefit of mild summer weather and a wet ’22/’23 winter, Napa County avoided large wildfires this season. Summers like these are needed for the community to press our advantage and continue to stay ahead of the inevitable wildfire risks…Read more Napa Firewise CEO – Joe Nordlinger ›
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.