Long regarded as a progressive leader in community-based wildfire awareness efforts, the Napa Firewise Program in northern California developed a children's art contest around the theme Wildfire Hurts Everyone. The goal of the contest was to capture and share through art the dangers of wildfire as visualized by young artists. Roger Archey with Napa Firewisedescribed the artwork as, "Sincere and very sobering."
Once a month over the next year we'll highlight one of the contest's young artists in our Fire Break Blog. This month's featured artist is 8 year-old Aurora Schueler.
Sharing the artwork monthly provides multiple opportunities to remind parents about the importance of having family conversations about projects they can all do together to reduce wildfire risks, what causes a wildfire, and the importance of everyone knowing the family's evacuation plan.
Our thanks to Napa Firewise a non-profit foundation dedicated to wildfire prevention and awareness for sharing their project with NFPA's Firewise Communities Program. We're looking forward to introducing you to eleven more pieces of artwork created by these wonderful young artists!