Why the NCFF needs money
and what we do with it
We cannot prevent wildfires in Napa County; however; through forest management and education, we can mitigate their spread and damage. The NCFF is pursuing large grants for extensive fuel reduction and to create fire breaks and evacuation paths throughout the county.
To accomplish this we are building a county-wide Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) – a highly complicated and expensive plan to produce yet necessary for most grant funding. At the same time, we are providing education in important areas such as defensible space, home hardening, and efforts that lessen the damage from wildfires.
Just as important, we are building a neighbor database so we know important information such as who needs help evacuating and what properties are accessible for and helpful to fire equipment. The Napa fires of 2017 and the Paradise fire of 2018 provided verifiable statistics that having this information saves lives.
In addition to all of the above, we help to organize community Fire Safe Councils so neighbors know neighbors and neighborhoods can mobilizes for their own local mitigation efforts.
All of our work is funded by grants and/or public contributions, and we need your help to make Napa County as safe as possible from wildfires and save lives.
To make a tax deductible donation to the Napa Communities Firewise Foundation
Send your check to:
PO Box 440B
St. Helena CA 94574
The Napa Communities Firewise Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, tax id #26-0147748. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.