When it comes to wildfire, no single person alone can protect a community. The Napa Communities Firesafe Foundation is made up of neighborhood Fire Safe Councils (FSCs) who join forces to effectively reduce and prevent wildfire losses by mobilizing residents to protect their homes, communities and environments from wildfire. Our Fire Safe Councils are often sparked by a catalyst – perhaps a recent fire or a group of neighbors eager to spread a fire safe message – then embraced by the community, which turns that initial interest into a committed group that finds ways to empower the residents to do their part to make the community safer.

Our FSCs are working hard to educate homeowners about Fire Safe activities while working with local fire officials to design and implement projects that increase the wildfire survivability of their communities. Many of our Fire Safe Councils have successfully implemented such projects as hazardous fuel reduction projects, community wildfire protection planning, and homeowner training. Two excellent examples of this are the Angwin Fire Safe Council and the Mt. Veeder Fire Safe Council.

Following is a list of current Fire Safe Councils with contact information. If you are interested in forming a Fire Safe Council for your neighborhood, contact info@napafirewise.org


Matthew Macdonald, Battalion Chief
Peter Lecourt, NCFF Liaison
Paula Peterson, FSC Co-Lead
Margo Kennedy, FSC Co-Lead

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Atlas Peak

Jason Martin, Battalion Chief
Tom Vreeland, FSC Lead

Berryessa Estates

Aaron Latta, Battalion Chief
Clinton Heise, FSC Lead
John Hallman
Gail Bickett

Berryessa Highlands

Aaron Latta, Battalion Chief
Susan Sedillo, FSC Lead
Evan Kilkus, FSC Alternate


Piper Cole, NCFF Liaison

Circle Oaks

Aaron Latta, Battalion Chief
Jessica Buurma, FSC Lead

Deer Park

Christopher Thompson, NCFF Liaison/FSC Lead
Jason Martin, Battalion Chief
Roger Lutz, FSC Co Lead

Diamond Mountain

Jerry Newell, NCFF Liaison/FSC Lead
Geno Degraffenreid, Battalion Chief
Dawnine Dyer, FSC Co-Lead

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Gordon Valley

Aaron Latta, Battalion Chief
James George

Mt. Veeder/Dry Creek

Jason Martin, Battalion Chief
Joe Nordlinger, FSC Lead

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Jason Martin, Battalion Chief
Bill Senske

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Soda Canyon

Jason Martin, Battalion Chief
Barbara Guggia, Interim FSC Lead