National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

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Sponsored by State FarmJoin individuals and groups of all ages on May 7, and participate in national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day activities that will make your community safer from the impacts of future and past wildfires.

How do I start?

Easy-to-do project ideas (PDF, 4 MB) are available to get you started in planning your activity, or customize one to meet your local area’s needs. Your actions will contribute to increasing the safety of both residents and wildland firefighters. Commit a couple of hours or an entire day to helping your community and accomplish something great! Before starting a project, review these safety tips/safety gear. (PDF, 25 KB)

Put your project on the map

Once your project details are finalized put it on the nationwide map. By adding your info to the hundreds of other projects that will be taking place illustrates the magnitude of risk reduction projects occurring throughout the U.S.

Project funding award recipients

The 125 recipients of a $500 project funding award were selected March 1; recipients will utilize the money to complete a risk reduction, post-fire or preparedness activity/event on May 7. The monetary awards were sponsored by State Farm, a co-sponsor of the third annual nationwide campaign.

Funded projects cover a broad range of activities that will be completed in 36 states on May 7: AL (2), AK (1),  AZ (9), AR (1), CA (19), CO (16), CT (1), FL (1), GA (1), HI (1), ID (5), IL (1), KS (1), MA (1), ME (1), MI (1), MN (1), MT (2), NV (4), NH (1), NJ (1), NM (7), NC (2), OH (1), OK (2), OR (8), PA (1), RI (1), SC (3), SD (1), TN (1), TX (10), UT (1), VA (1), WA (14) and WY (1).

Get more details in our Prep Day post on the Fire Break blog!

Promote your activity
We have all the resources you need to promote your activity, including flyers, postcards, banners, logos and more.


Motivate neighbors and community members to work together to make where they live a safer place from wildfire.

Questions? For more information, please e-mail us.

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.
  • Project map Put your Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project on the map.
  • Official 2016 Rules Rules for the project funding awards promotion.
  • 2015 Preparedness Day Take a look at projects from the 2015 campaign and see what others accomplished.
  • Success stories Read about some successful projects from the 2015 Prep Day.

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