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Residential Wildfire Risk evaluation

The Mount Veeder Fire Safe Council (MVFSC) is a non-profit organization composed of volunteers who live in the area. We are your neighbors. We’re all in this together when it comes to wildfire, which does not respect property boundaries or county lines. We are here to help.

MVFSC can provide a complimentary wildfire risk evaluation of your property. Upon your invitation, we will evaluate your home’s access and egress, defensible space, water sources, and other factors related to fire and life safety. This valuable information will determine what steps you can take to reduce your risk and to give firefighters the best chance to defend your home during a wildfire event. It will also give law enforcement officers and paramedics a better chance to help you.

 
 

What’s Next

A MVFSC representative will contact you as soon as possible to schedule a visit. You or your designated representative must be present for the evaluation. We will not go on your property without you or your representative. To be clear, we are not an enforcement agency and will only share your information with your permission.


 
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Rebuilding After the Fires?

Get the newest codes for building in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI). Below is a link to Chapter 7A of the California Building Code dealing with homes/buildings in the WUI areas such as our local area.


 

MVFSC and Our Collaborators

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 (MVFSC) is a group of local residents and property owners who work together with the Dry Creek-Lokoya Volunteer Fire Department and organizations like the Napa Communities Fire Wise Foundation 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 (CWPP) 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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Help Us With A Donation

The MVFSC provides many fire reduction programs and your donations directly help with those programs!

MVFSC is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.

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