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As we have entered new uncharted territory with the Corona Virus we urge everyone to please practice social distancing and stay home if possible. We are all in this together! Stay well Angwin and please wash hands! (For more information see https://www.countyofnapa.org/2739/Coronavirus)

Be a responsible member of our community! Follow these simple steps to take responsibility for your personal safety and the safety of your neighbors:

          “The one who stayed away saved all the rest!”

 

Protect your home and family.

Create defensible space, the most important way to protect your home, family, and neighbors.

Link: Napa Firewise Defensible Space Information

2019 Defensible Space Guidelines

Check out Napa County’s newest website to help prepare residents for living in Fire Country.

http://ReadyNapaCounty.org

Order and Install Signage

Reflective address signs help fire, medical, and emergency personnel find your home when every second counts. Angwin Volunteer Fire Department, CalFire, and Napa Co. Fire Marshal have requested that all residents install reflective signage.

pdf: NAPA CO. FIRE MARSHAL ADDRESS SIGN GUIDELINES

Signs are available to order at the Angwin ACE Hardware Store.  Please print an Order Form below and bring it with you.  Order Forms are also available at the counter.

link: ORDER FORMS FOR  ANGWIN ACE HARDWARE

Be informed & Get to know your Neighbors

In an emergency, you’ll need to know what’s going on. Sign up for NIXLE to receive alerts from emergency managers and familiarize yourself with emergency information resources. In addition, get to know your neighbors. THEY are your first responders.

link: SIGN UP FOR NIXLE HERE

 IPAWS (Integrated Public Alert & Warning System) – is an automatic notification to all cell phones within Napa County (residents and visitors).  

During an emergency, tune to local radio stations KVON-AM 1440 or KVYN-FM 99.3 for updated local information.

Donate!

To further support the Angwin Fire Safe Council please consider a donation via the Napa Communities Firewise Foundation. Please be sure to write in the “special instructions section,” that it is for AFSC or Angwin Fire Safe Council.

Thank you!

link:  NAPA FIREWISE DONATION LINK

Latest Angwin Fire Safe Council News

Angwin Fire Safe Council (AFSC) meets the second Tuesday of every other  month at 7:00pm – 8:30pm, located at the PUC Elementary School in Classroom #12.

Next Meeting TBA – Stay Healthy!  Communicate with Your Neighbors.  Thank you for being safe and responsible!!

Upcoming Community Events:

All events have been postponed or cancelled with the Napa County Shelter- In-Place Order issued March 18, 2020. For more information on Covid-19 check out the Napa County website: https://www.countyofnapa.org/2739/Coronavirus

THE FREE CHIPPING PROGRAM STARTS ON APRIL 6, 2020.

Napa County will begin accepting online applications on March 25.

SIGN UP

The Napa County Fire Department (NCFD) provides a free chipping service to all Napa County residents who live in a designated fire hazard zone – meaning most all of rural Napa. Below is a brief description of the program and a link to sign up. The chipping program typically starts in late Spring at which time a link and information will be provided here. The intent of the program is to encourage residents to comply with defensible space requirements of both the State and County, in addition to being Firewise. The program is not intended for commercial activities or general land clearing.

  • The maximum individual pile size is 50 feet long, 6 feet high by 10 feet wide (deep).
  • There is no limit to the number of piles one can have chipped in a season. Each pile requires a separate chipping request, even if being requested at the same time.
  • All piles must be placed along a road accessible by truck and chipper. Piles must also be safely accessible by the chipping crew
  • Piles should be stacked cut end (butt) towards the road for ease of grasping for chipping.
  • Stem diameter is limited to a maximum of 6 inches.
  • No mechanically piled brush by tractor or dozer will be chipped.
  • Piles must be limited to brush and tree limbs from the property itself. Stringy vine type brush, such as poison oak, construction materials, leaves, grass clippings, etc. may foul or damage the chipper.
  • The free chipping service is for residential use only and not for a commercial enterprise.
  • If you need assistance in preparing piles to be chipped, it is recommended that you contact a tree service or landscape maintenance company.
  • The chipping crew makes the final determination as to whether a pile complies with the aforementioned requirements and are safe to be chipped.

Though the program is provided free to residents, the service does come at a cost which is borne by NCFF and NCFD. The program is not a land owner entitlement but a community service by a non-profit organization.

CHIPPING RESTRICTION

NO  BURNED  TREES  OR  LIMBS  FOR CHIPPING

These materials present a safety hazard if chipped due to the airborne dust that can be created in the process. Due to this potential hazard, burnt or charred material will not be chipped by our program. It is suggested that the material be taken to a waste site or removed by private contractor. Debris boxes are also an alternative.

 


Angwin Fire Safe Council contributed 2019 grant funding towards the completion of the  Pacific Union College Shaded Fuel Break !

Before and After of the Shaded Fuel Break Treatment completed on Pacific Union College .

RESOURCES

Be informed in the event of an emergency tune to local radio stations KVON-AM 1440 and KVYN-FM 99.3 for updated local information.

Support our local Angwin Volunteer Fire Department and check out their new website! https://www.angwinfire.com/

Learn when and how to apply for burn permits, donate to help with their ongoing projects at the firehouse and explore more resources!

HELP FIRST RESPONDERS SAVE LIVES

EVERY HOUSEHOLD SHOULD HAVE AN EVACUATION TAG

To prepare for future emergencies, the Napa County Sheriff’s office is requesting that every residence have one evacuation tag. These tags are for residents to place on their mailboxes, gates, fences, or doors before evacuating their property. They will save first responders considerable time and allow them to clear neighborhoods more quickly and quite possibly save lives. The less time they spend clearing a property that has been evacuated, the more time they can spend on assisting people who do need help.Tags are free and can be picked up at any of the locations listed on the County of Napa website.

 

Fire-Safe Resources:

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE ANGWIN COMMUNITY WILDFIRE PROTECTION PLAN

A PDF copy of the plan is available for download by clicking on the link below:    Angwin Community Wildfire Protection Plan -updated 1/14/20

Angwin’s Flammable and Fire Resistant Plants

Click on the links below to download the complete plant lists

AFSC flammable and fire resistant plants copy 2
angwin firewise landscaping brochure_DRAFT copy 2


DEFENSIBLE SPACE PLANNING & PREPARATION

https://napafirewise.org/learning-center/defensible-space/

 

Napa County Hazard Abatement Ordinance

 

Learn how to harden your home

County of Napa Fire Resistant Building Construction

 

NORTH BAY ALERT WILDFIRE WEBCAMS

http://www.alertwildfire.org/northbay/index.html

CalFire EQUIPMENT USE SAFETY

Equipment Use Safety, CalFire

LIVING WITH FIRE IN NAPA COUNTY


Napa County Chipping Program Information:

Details are available here: http://www.napafirewise.org/   


Check out local Napa Register articles regarding fire preparedness updates:

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/napa-county-urging-emergency-power-shut-down-preparedness/article_f2299a13-c0d2-5ca1-b153-ed4904107b4a.html


 

 

CONTACT

For questions related to fire safety or abatement (i.e. chipping), please contact the Napa County Fire Marshal’s office. You can send an email by clicking here, or visit their web page here.

MAPS

ROADSIDE  TREATMENT MAP 2015-2019

Check out what has been accomplished!

The Angwin Fire Safe Council procured grant funding for this work.