Our Response to the Fires in Napa County


  The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is responding to the 2020 wildfires in Napa County. Read our Open Letter to the Community on the one year anniversary of the fires to learn about expenditures and activities to-date. On August 18, 2020 and September 28, 2020, respectively, Governor Newsom declared states of emergencies for…

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The Weekly Calistogan: The gift of Engine 319


July 14, 2021 by Dana Cole One year ago the Calistoga Fire Department took delivery of Engine 319, a parting gift from a generous Calistoga donor, facilitated by the Napa Valley Community Foundation. When E-319 went into service last July, it was the newest, most state-of-the-art wildland fire engine in Napa County. It is also…

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St. Helena Star: New map will aid evacuations in St. Helena


July 6, 2021 for the Star A new map splits St. Helena into zones, in hopes of simplifying the evacuation process during fires or other disasters. The city is encouraging residents to “Know Your Zone.” During an emergency, zone numbers will be provided along with evacuation instructions. The zones will enable the St. Helena Police…

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Napa Valley Register: New software may speed up Napa County wildfire evacuations


May 14, 2021 by Register Staff Napa Valley Community Foundation has invested $112,500 to help Napa County pay for a multi-year contract with Zonehaven, a Bay Area software company whose evacuation management platform promises to greatly improve the speed and clarity of communications for wildfire evacuation orders and warnings. Currently, evacuation orders and warnings are…

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St. Helena Star: Aunt Helena


March 30, 2021 All right, who hasn’t been doing their rain dance? Dear Readers, it’s time to gyrate like your water supply depends on it — because it does. And, on a sober note, please conserve water and keep those showers short and to the point. Rough times could be ahead. *** Huzzahs to the…

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