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National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

A worthwhile effort

"Without that NFPA grant sponsored by State Farm, we would never have attempted a Drake Wildfire Preparedness picnic for our community. I am proud of the amount of planning and organization that went into it, how various community members stepped up to help, and the participation of representatives of key agencies for our area ... Neighbors met neighbors for the first time, and the most important takeaway for me is that we CAN accomplish this sort of thing in our spread-out community."

Laura Emerson
Drake, CO

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Sponsored by State Farm


Save the date to work on projects that help your community become safer from wildfire. For the fourth year running, NFPA is partnering with State Farm to provide up to 150 project awards of $500 each. Check back on January 9 to apply. In the meantime, check out our project resources, including advice on how to prepare your grant application, template press releases, project ideas and more. What will you accomplish on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day?

Success stories

Communities have come together and accomplished incredible things with their awards. Check out their success stories for inspiration!


Check out what the people at Wilson Ranch, WA did for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.


NFPA and State Farm are pleased to support the 2016 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.

In This Section
  • Project resources Numerous tools and resources are available to make outreach efforts fast and easy.
  • Success stories Read about some successful projects from the 2016 Prep Day.