February’s featured young artist - Napa County, CA Firewise Program

Blog Post created by cathyprudhomme Employee on Feb 1, 2013

 February 2013 artwork

The second artist featured in the year-long monthly spotlight of winners from the Napa County, CA Firewise program’s “Wildfire Hurts Everyone” art contest, is 8-year-old Antonio Napoles.  Antonio attends the Salvador School in Napa and is a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Napa Valley.

His colorful image of a home threatened by wildfire sends a strong message about the importance of being prepared.

Since February is the month of love, it’s a good time to show your family how much you care about them – spend time developing and practicing your wildfire safety plan with everyone in your household. During research for NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division’s Engaging Youth in Reducing Wildfire Risk report, many middle and high school age youth shared they knew their parents had a plan, but it wasn't something they'd shared with the entire family; that huge disconnect impacts everyone.  Make sure your kids know the plan!

Congratulations Antonio for being the February Showcase Artist!