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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

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Get ready to be a part of something big! National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day will mark its fifth anniversary in 2018.  

Between January 8 and March 2, you will be able to apply for a $500 award to work on a community wildfire hazard mitigation project. See some best practices that will help you create an effective proposal for your application, and see the official rules.


NFPA’s Michele Steinberg talks about Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on the Christal Frost Show on WTCM NewsTalk 580 in Michigan.

Scenes from the 2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Community projects, clockwise from top left, in Dalton, GA; Manzanita Village, AZ; Forked River, NJ and Ranches of Sonterra Alto. See our full Preparedness Day photo album. And, remember you can still share your video and photos with us.

2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day - Dalton, GA    2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day - Manzanita Village, AZ 
 Prep Day at the Ranches of Sonterra Alto    2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day - Forked River, NJ


Mitigation personnel with Colorado Springs Fire Department spent the day working in several communities. Courtesy: Fox 21 News   
A worthwhile effort

"We had a very busy May 6 fire fuel reduction project. Approx. 6 tons of dry trees, grasses, shrubs, etc were removed and mulched to be used along the borders to further reduce our fire risks. We are very grateful for the funding that allowed us to make our community a more fire resistant and safer place to live."
Diane "Maka'ala" Kanealii, Executive Director, Kailapa Community Association

“I appreciate your giving us the opportunity to participate in the Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. It has been a wonderful chance to work with organizations we don't typically think of when smoke is in the air.”
Darron Williams, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us.

In This Section
  • Project resources Numerous tools and resources are available to make outreach efforts fast and easy.
  • How to apply Following some best practices will help you create an effective proposal for your application.
  • Success stories Read about some successful projects from Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.