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Below is a link to Chapter 7A of the California Building Code dealing with homes/buildings in the Wildland Urban Interface areas such as our local area.
HOMES SURVIVE WILDFIRE THROUGH A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING FACTORS:
1) Awareness and management of combustible materials on the property, especially within the first 5 feet of the home.
2) Incorporation of fire- and ember-resistant construction materials, installation details, and maintenance.
3) Careful landscape selection, placement, and maintenance.
How to help protect your house from an approaching wildland fire.
To see all the Fire Prevention information available, go to http://www.napafirewise.org/
the Napa Firewise website.
During the October, 2017 fires, the incoming fire engines from other areas outside Napa County had difficulty accessing the water sources from our local water tanks. The current standard for all new buildings is for a 4.5" discharge on all wet draft hydrants. Engines from other counties do not have this size adapter so could not get water from the available water sources. A solution is to purchase a 4.5" female to 2.5" male adapter to place on your 4.5" wet draft hydrant. A 2.5" cap is also recommended. The 2.5" discharge side of the adapter is a common size for all fire engines. You can search for this item online. This one costs $98.69 and has free shipping and it is worth every penny. You may find a less expensive version in your search.
VERY IMPORTANT!! MAKE SURE THE THREADS ARE NATIONAL HOSE THREADS OR IT CAN'T CONNECT TO A FIRE ENGINE HOSE.
Our area has hundreds of houses, many on narrow dead-end roads with severe access and egress issues. Much of the area is forested, with a heavy accumulation of underbrush and other ladder fuel that can take a small fire up into the treetops and turn it into a conflagration.
The Mount Veeder Fire Safe Council is a group of local residents, property owners, the Dry Creek-Lokoya Volunteer Fire Comapny, and organizations who work together to reduce the risk of wildland fire. Our goals are to undertake fuel reduction projects, to increase awareness of the risk of wildland fire and of what can be done to reduce that risk. To that end, we have drafted a Community Wildfire Protection Plan that analyzes the fire risk and identifies specific projects. We are an inclusive group and we encourage the collaboration of the entire Mount Veeder community in this endeavor.
Our website is focused on providing information specific to the Mount Veeder, Dry Creek, Lokoya, Redwood, and Wall Road neighborhoods and the activities of the Mount Veeder Fire Safe Council.
We enjoy the cooperation and support of the Napa Communities Firewise Foundation. Their website contains a wealth of information about fire safety and is a great resource for Napa County residents.
Find out more about the Firewise Foundation and the Chipping Program below.
in our community. The identified projects have been reviewed by agencies or people including Cal Fire.
These include Shaded Fuel Breaks and other Fuel Reduction Projects.
More Projects to help with Fuel Reduction Projects.
APPROVED MINUTES WILL BE KEPT HERE FOR ONE YEAR AND WILL BE REPLACED AS THE NEWEST MINUTES ARE APPROVED. ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE MONTHLY MEETINGS. NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING IS SATURDAY, MARCH 24 AT THE DRY CREEK-LOKOYA FIRE HOUSE BEGINNING AT 9:00 AM.
THIS SPECIAL PROGRAM ALLOWS INDIVIDUALS TO APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE IN PROVIDING A DEFENSIBLE SPACE AROUND THEIR HOME WITHOUT ANY COST TO THE HOME OWNER. DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION BELOW TO SEE THE QUALIFICATIONS.
The mission of the Mount Veeder Fire Safe Council is to obtain and utilize all available resources to prevent the loss of life and the destruction of property and ecosystems from wildfire in the 26,000 acres of the lower Mayacamas Range. This is achieved by planning and executing fuel reduction projects and by increasing public awareness of both fire loss risk as well as the actions that must be taken to reduce the potential for wildfire devastation.
Critical to the success of the Mount Veeder Fire Safe Council's objective is the collaboration of the community in determining the viability and priority of identified projects. The culmination of this community collaboration is the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). See below to view the entire CWPP including the Exhibits.
Download the latest newsletter here to see important information about our neighborhood! The newsletter comes in three sections so down load all three to see the entire newsletter.
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NEIGHBORS IN NEED PROGRAM
Approximately 95% of all wildfires in California are caused by human activity
That is why fire agencies need the public’s help to prevent them. Whether it’s ensuring a campfire or landscape debris burn of leaves and branches is completely extinguished, or keeping a vehicle well maintained to prevent sparks, following just a few simple steps can help prevent wildfires.
WE HAVE MANY BRIDGES THAT CROSS THE CREEKS IN OUR AREA. THESE BRIDGES NEED TO BE CERTIFIED BY A STRUCTURAL ENGINEER SO THAT ALL FIRE ENGINES CAN SAFELY CROSS THE BRIDGE TO PROVIDE THE IMPORTANT EMERGENCY SERVICES. PLEASE SEE THE EXAMPLE TO THE RIGHT OF A LOCAL BRIDGE THAT HAS COMPLETED THE PROCESS. THIS ENSURES THAT BOTH LOCAL AND VISITING ENGINES WOULD CROSS YOUR BRIDGE.
THE BIANNUAL NEWSLETTER IS PRODUCED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DRY CREEK-LOKOYA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT. SEE THE DOWNLOAD SECTION ABOVE.