Following the 2017 Atlas Peak wildfire that significantly impacted our community, we established the Silverado Fire Safe Council (SFSC). The council is comprised of local community volunteers. For four years the council has been actively involved in education and fire mitigation projects. Our mission statement is as follows:
Promote the safety of the Silverado Community by collaboration with all interested and affected home/landowners to reduce the risk of wildfire damage. This will be accomplished through:
- Support of the Napa County Fire Wise Plan,
- Partnerships with Cal FIRE, Napa Communities Fire Wise Foundation, HOAs and non-HOA Areas, and Home/landowners,
- Promotion of fire safety actions,
- Education, and
- Home hardening
In 2019, we obtained national recognition as a Firewise community through the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and are currently still certified. This certification does provide homeowners insurance discounts for some insurance companies such as USAA and Mercury.
Tracking fire related upgrades or time spent on your individual property would help in the annual recertification process. This can be as simple as replacing bark with stone around your home or trimming up trees to 8-10 feet above the ground. Reporting expenses and time to the leaders of the SFSC each year by September would help to maintain this certification each year.
Nixle alert/advisories provide a timely mechanism for emergency and community messages to Napa County residents. We highly encourage you to sign up for Nixle alerts to warn you of community issues as they arise. Signing up is easily accomplished and it is free: Nixle/Advisories Napa County
Completing your informational form under the Silverado Council on the Napa Communities Firewise Foundation site will also link you to the SFSC, upcoming NCFF newsletters and provide valuable information to first responders.
Please explore all the important links under the Firewise tab on the SPOA website as we continue to work together to keep Silverado Safe.