"Our Mitigation specialists worked with their communities to do something for wildfire preparedness day…and many more participated in their own activities on May 3. I think this is a great event and will be an even bigger success as more and more people catch on."
Florida Forest Service
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
2015 International Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Stay tuned to this page for more information!
Congratulations to residents all across the U.S. who participated in the National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day event on May 3, sponsored by NFPA and State Farm! Your dedication and passion raised wildfire awareness to a new level. It brought neighbors together and encouraged wonderful collaboration among residents in an effort to protect homes, neighborhoods and entire communities from future wildfire risk or current post-fire impacts. More than 100 projects were undertaken across the nation! Projects like:
Hemlock Farms in Pennsylvania, whose residents organized an afternoon event to hand out educational materials, and join in discussions with the local fire service, government officials and the forest service about wildfire safety and preparedness.
In Quincy, California, a group of high school students worked together to prune, rake and remove branches and ground litter from around a handful of Quincy senior citizens’ residences. In the end, they helped removed 12 pickup loads of material!
For more information about the projects that were accomplished on May 3, check back regularly on our Fire Break blog and on Facebook.
Scenes from the day
Communities sent in numerous photos of their events. Check NFPA’s online photo album to see all of the pictures taken on Preparedness Day. Share them with your friends and family today!
Are you one of the more than 80 communities that entered your project into the nationwide event map? You can still check out your entry and those of other communities across the country.
Contest award winners announced
Are you a U.S. community or individual that entered your project idea in the Wildfire Preparedness Day Neighborhood Project Award Promotion contest? Learn who the winners are.
Contact us: For more information, contact Cathy Prudhomme.
NFPA, Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) and State Farm are pleased to support the 2014 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day campaign, but have not assessed or evaluated any of the community projects, activities or initiatives. Recognition of any kind in no way implies endorsement or approval of a project, its safety or effectiveness, and the supporters disclaim all liability in connection with any such project, activity or initiative.