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MOUNT VEEDER FIRE SAFE COUNCIL

PICTURE OF THE NAPA VALLEY FIRES IN OCTOBER OF 2017

5900 DRY CREEK RD., NAPA, CA (707) 944-1562

The MVFSC Provides Many Fire Reduction Programs and Your Donations Directly Help with Those Programs!

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.  

WE ARE A 501(C)3 ORGANIZATION AND YOUR DONATION IS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW

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OUR STORE

911 ADDRESS SIGNS!

ORDER THE GREEN 911 ADDRESS SIGNS FOR BETTER VISIBILITY FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

ORDER SIGNS HERE

CALIFORNIA REBUILDING CODES

REBUILDING AFTER THE FIRES? GO HERE FOR NEWEST CODES FOR REBUILDING IN THE WUI

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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.

Click Here TO Find out more

TIPS TO HARDEN YOUR HOUSE AGAINST WILDLAND FIRES

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TOOLS AND SAFETY FOR DEFENSIBLE SPACE

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THE THREE ZONES OF DEFENSIBLE SPACE LANDSCAPING

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.


https://secureservercdn.net/198.12.145.239/l40.06e.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-CFSC_Brochure_DEFENSIBLE-SPACE.pdf

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TIPS TO FIRE HARDEN YOUR HOUSE

How to help protect your house from an approaching wildland fire.


https://secureservercdn.net/198.12.145.239/l40.06e.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-CFSC_Brochure_HARDENED-HOMES.pdf


To see all the Fire Prevention information available, go to http://www.napafirewise.org/

the Napa Firewise website.

ANOTHER ITEM TO HELP PROTECT YOUR HOUSE

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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.

WHAT WE DO AND COOPERATORS

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How We're Helping


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.

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NAPA COMMUNITIES FIREWISE FOUNDATION CHIPPING PROGRAM BEGINS MARCH, 2019. CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER YOUR PILES OF WOOD.

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.

NAPA FIREWISE SITE

WHAT WE DO!

Mt. Veeder Fire Safe Council (MVFSC) Projects and Plans

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in our community. The identified projects have been reviewed by agencies or people including Cal Fire. 

Completed Projects

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These include Shaded Fuel Breaks and other Fuel Reduction Projects.


Pending Projects That Have Been Awarded Grants.

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More Projects to help with Fuel Reduction Projects.

APPROVED MVFSC COMMITTEE MINUTES

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.

MVFSC Minutes 2019-01-26Download
MVFSC Minutes 2019-02-23Download
MVFSC Minutes 2019-03-23Download
MVFSC Minutes 2019-04-27Download
MVFSC Minutes 2019-05-25Download

ITEMS OF INTEREST

MOUNT VEEDER FIRE SAFE COUNCIL NEIGHBORS IN NEED DEFENSIBLE SPACE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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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.

MT VEEDER FIRE SAFE COUNCIL CWPP

Executive Summary

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.


MVFSC CWPP - Final Draft Signatures v1.3Download
EXHIBIT A - Wildfire AssessmentDownload
EXHIBIT B - Assessment GraphsDownload
EXHIBIT C - Watershed Map contoursDownload
EXHIBIT D - Watershed Map w-Residences.jpfDownload
EXHIBIT E - Watershed outline on SatelliteDownload
Exhibit F - Major Country Roads Fuel ReductionDownload
PACE and NIN Funding OpportunitiesDownload

Winter/Spring 2019 Newsletter

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.

MORE IMPORTANT DOWNLOADS INCLUDING NEIGHBOR'S IN NEED PROGRAM

YOU MAY ACCESS VARIOUS DOCUMENTS HERE INCLUDING:

NEIGHBORS IN NEED PROGRAM

MAY 2017 NEWSLETTER(1)Download
Neighbors in Need guidelines and applicationDownload
WINTER 2018 NEWSLETTER SECTION 1Download
WINTER 2018 NEWSLETTER SECTION 2Download
WINTER 2018 NEWSLETTER SECTION 3Download
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“ONE LESS SPARK – ONE LESS WILDFIRE”

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.

Find out more HOW YOU CAN HELP
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THE BRIDGES IN OUR AREA

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.

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MVFSC AND THE DCL NEWSLETTER - MAY 2017

THE BIANNUAL NEWSLETTER IS PRODUCED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DRY CREEK-LOKOYA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT.  SEE THE DOWNLOAD SECTION ABOVE.

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MT. VEEDER FIRE SAFE COUNCIL

5900 DRY CREEK RD., NAPA, CA 94558

(707) 944-1562