Last summer, Napa Firewise, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to wildfire prevention and awareness, hosted a children’s art contest designed around the theme, “Wildfire Hurts Everyone.”
The goal of the program was to share, through art, the dangers of wildfire as visualized by 12 young artists.
Starting this month, the Napa Valley Register will feature the works by the winning artists, printing one each week.
The featured artist for January is Aurora Schueler, 8, is a student at Salvador School in Napa and a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley.
The goal is to provide a monthly reminder for kids and their parents to discuss the potential dangers of wildfire and how the family should react should one occur.
Firewise suggests five steps to discuss in a family wildfire safety meeting:
• Agree on the importance of having a family wildfire safety meeting every quarter.
• Prepare an emergency disaster/evacuation kit.
• Conduct a fire safety evaluation of the inside and outside of your home.
• Discuss the risks of open fires and illegal fireworks in your city.
• Discuss examples of how “Wildfire Hurts Everyone.”