Cathy Prudhomme

Firewise of Napa County announces featured young artist for April

Blog Post created by Cathy Prudhomme Employee on Apr 2, 2013

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In their twelve-month series of featured wildfire artwork and themes from young artists, the Napa County, CA Firewise program’s April theme is “Conducting a Home Fire Drill.” 

Inspiration for this month’s theme came from 8-year-old Natalie Tedder, a student at Snow School and a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Napa Valley.  Her artwork of a fast moving wildfire and burning home captures the importance of ensuring you have a home fire escape plan and that it’s practiced at least twice a year by everyone in the home.  Practice both a primary and secondary way out, knowing the second way out is important in case the first one should be blocked.  For in-depth home fire escape planning tips visit NFPA.  Take your home fire drill one step further; after you’ve practiced the home drill load your family into one vehicle (if there's enough seat belts for everyone) and drive two different routes out of your neighborhood.  In a wildfire your primary egress route may be blocked by fire and you'd need to be familiar with a second way out.

Our congratulations to Natalie for being selected as April’s Artist of the Month!

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