Residents and stakeholders across the U.S. embraced Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 2, sponsored by NFPA and State Farm®
, and President Obama shared a Presidential Message
of encouragement with them. The dedication and passion demonstrated by thousands of individuals increased preparedness, reduced risk and raised awareness to a new level.
Activities brought hundreds of neighbors together and encouraged collaborative actions in an effort to protect individual homes, neighborhoods and entire communities from future wildfire risk and current post-fire impacts. More than 140 projects were undertaken throughout the nation making residents and firefighters safer when wildfires happen. NFPA Public Affair’s Intern Nicole Esan from Northeastern University connected with five of those communities to write about their PrepDay projects. Check them out below. Consider adding your stories, photos or video links from your project and we’ll add them to the photo album.
Scenes from the day
Participants proudly captured their Prep Day accomplishments in these photos from their events. Check out more pictures on NFPA’s online photo album New photos will be added throughout the summer.
Questions? E-mail Cathy Prudhomme, or NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division.
NFPA, Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) and State Farm are pleased to support the 2015 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.