18 Acknowledgements and other appreciation

Some of the content for this electronic brochure was adapted from a 2005 publication, “Living With Fire – A Guide for Homeowners,” written by Ed Smith at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, with the assistance of Sonya Sistare, Lucy Walker and Kirah Van Sickle. 

Special Thanks to:

Butte County Fire Safe Council
CAL FIRE/Napa County Fire Department
Darren Drake, Fire Marshal, City of Napa Fire Department
Don Gasser, FireSmart Defensible Space
Monty Dolack Gallery, Missoula, Montana
Orange County Fire Authority
Peggy Delaney, Orange County Fire Authority
Pete Martin, Fire Safe Sonoma
Roger Archey, Roger Archey & Associates
The Napa Communities Firewise Foundation
USDA Forest Service
360 Fire Protection

And a host of fire service personnel who continue to add to what we know about wildland fire.

This electronic brochure is intended to be a “dynamic” document. We encourage you to share your defensible space photographs, success stories and best practices. Contact us at


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  To empower the citizens of Napa County with the information, knowledge, and support they need to survive a wildfire.