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Year of Living Less Dangerously from Wildfire

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Make this a Year of Living Less Dangerously from Wildfire

The Year of Living Less Dangerously from Wildfire campaign empowers residents and fire departments to take action, helping to reduce injuries and risks of wildfire damage to homes and property. In 2015, we will call on you to Plan, Act, and Embrace to reduce your wildfire risk and make your community safer.

Find the tools and resources you can use during each phase of the campaign, as well as on our blog and on our social media platforms, including Twitter (#YLLDW) and Facebook.

  • First, the campaign focused on Planning. Learn how you can work with others to prepare against wildfire and its risks, as well as preparing financially to recover.
  • Over the spring and summer, Action started with Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 2, and builds on other local activities as the season unfolds. Throughout the Action phase, there was special emphasis on fire fighter safety and share their perspective on the risk.
  • In the fall until year’s end, the campaign encourages residents and fire departments to Embrace the success stories and lessons learned. Events such as America’s PrepareAthon and Fire Prevention Week can help demonstrate this. Success stories will be highlighted at NFPA’s Backyards & Beyond Conference and throughout the fall.

Wildfire preparedness resources from trusted organizations can be found here and will be updated throughout the year with each theme. This campaign and site are graciously funded through strong support from State Farm ®.


Fire scientist Dr. Jack Cohen of the USDA Forest Service helps you live less dangerously from wildfire with tips about how to prepare your home to resist flames and embers. Remember, it’s the little things that can burn your home! Learn what you can do to be safer from the wildfire threat.

  • Plan Learn how you can work with others and how to prepare financially to recover from wildfire.
  • Act To live less dangerously from wildfire, we need to act on our plans. Firefighters, residents, outdoor recreation enthusiasts and others have a valuable part to play in wildfire safety.
  • Embrace People are embracing changes that create disaster resilience.
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