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:

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 and neighbors to demonstrate support for their favorite project idea by using the “Vote Now” feature located at the top of the green application box below or on the Firewise Facebook page.  Project funding applications can be submitted thru Thursday, March 5, 11:59pm ET.  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 and Safety Gear/Tips.

Put your project on the map

We know you are as excited about Preparedness Day as we are! So, demonstrate your commitment to wildfire preparedness by adding your May 2 project to the nationwide event map. It’s easy to do and in less than two minutes you’ll be able to proudly share your community’s project. Join others throughout the nation making their communities a safer place.

March 12 Virtual Workshop

Join NFPA and special guests for the 2015 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Virtual Workshop Thursday, March 12 at 10am MT. Learn how you can accomplish something great on May 2.

Get ideas on how to organize friends of all ages, neighbors, or a community group and work together on a project that reduces your local wildfire risk. We’ll share access to free promotional resources and get you motivated with success stories from past events. Discover how you can easily implement activities where you live. Project ideas range from a couple of hours to an entire day and come in all shapes and sizes.

Advance registration is not required. Invest less than an hour in learning how wildfire stakeholders everywhere can become a local champion.

Unable to join the live workshop? Access it at your convenience following the live session at WildfirePrepDay.org.

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.
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