Residents and stakeholders across the U.S. embraced national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Saturday, May 2, 2015, 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.
- Share your Prep Day event
Email your stories, photos and video links. Many of the projects will be highlighted on our Facebook page and website.
- 2015 Wildfire Prep Day project map
Review participants commitment to wildfire preparedness on the nationwide event map.
- Take a look at the 2015 project funding recipients
The 65 winners of the $500 project funding awards were selected from 338 applications and span 26 states.
Scenes from the day
Participants proudly captured their PrepDay 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.
It's not too late, be a local champion!
For additional information, 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.