National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2015

2015 Wildfire Preparedness Day Logo

 Sponsored by State Farm

Fire Adapted Commuinities

Commit a couple of hours, or the entire day and join others throughout the nation making communities a safer place to live on Saturday, May 2, 2015.  Challenge friends, family members, a faith-based group or youth organization to create a project and accomplish something great together!  

Efforts will raise wildfire awareness and help protect homes, neighborhoods and entire communities, while increasing safety for wildland firefighters during future wildfires; or your project could lessen current post-fire impacts.

NFPA is pleased to announce State Farm®, the largest home insurer in the United States, has provided funding for sixty-five $500 project funding awards to implement projects on May 2. State Farm has a long history of proactive wildfire safety education to its policyholders in high-risk regions and NFPA is proud to partner with State Farm on this national wildfire safety campaign.

Applying for a project funding award is easy and takes only a few minutes to complete:

Provide a short overview of the project that will be implemented on May 2 describing the activity’s benefits, who the participants will be, the city and state where it will occur and details on how the project funding will be used on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Encourage friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to vote for your project idea through the app on the campaign landing page or NFPA’s Firewise Facebook page.  Applications will be accepted January 29 thru 11:59pm ET on March 5, 2015.  An NFPA panel will review applications and select 65 project award recipients.  Winners will be announced Monday, March 10, 2015.

 

 

Undecided about what projects are right for you? Check out the project ideas list (PDF, 26 KB).

Help Spread the Word

Visit the resources page and download a Preparedness Day flyer or postcard to promote your project and encourage friends and neighbors to participate in your activity, or plan one of their own.  And use the official Facebook profile picture to let your friends know you’re taking action to help your community.

Take a look at projects from the 2014 campaign and see what others accomplished.

Follow Us on Social Media

Follow us on @Firewise, at #WildfirePrepDay and on Facebook at facebook.com/firewise.

A complete list of Preparedness Day rules and guidelines can be found here.

Do something GREAT and be a local champion!

For additional information email cprudhomme@nfpa.org 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.