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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

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NFPA has created Prep Day to raise awareness of wildfire risk, to share information and knowledge, and to help residents make changes to improve the survival of their homes and neighborhoods.  

 

The COVID-19 health crisis may prevent you from carrying out your preparedness plans and group events. NFPA and State Farm encourage you to postpone meetings and events until it’s safe. NFPA continues to monitor the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other global and local health organizations and resources for developments that may inform future decisions. 

Read a message from NFPA and State Farm about Wildfire Community Preparedness Day and the coronavirus.

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Did you know there are often not enough resources to have firefighters in place to protect every home threatened by wildfire? According to the latest statistics:

 

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Make a difference

The actions you take on Prep Day can make a difference in the survival of your home and neighborhood if a wildfire occurs. Participating in this annual event can also create a sense of community by working together. Talk with your family, neighbors, and community partners to create your own unique project today.

Social media messages

Promote involvement in your community by using pre-written Twitter and Facebook posts or social media cards on your social media pages.

 

Contact us

Please contact us with any media inquiries, or if you are having issues with the application or map.

Project funding award winners

Thanks to the generous support from State Farm, 150 communities received project funding awards to support activities aimed at reducing potential loss of life, property and natural resources to wildfire. See the list of winners.

 

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

 
Connect with us

We want to hear what you accomplished at #WildfirePrepDay or on Facebook

 


A worthwhile effort

"We had a very busy fire fuel reduction project. Approx. 6 tons of dry trees, grasses, shrubs, etc were removed and mulched to be used along the borders to further reduce our fire risks. We are very grateful for the funding that allowed us to make our community a more fire resistant and safer place to live."
Diane "Maka'ala" Kanealii, Executive Director, Kailapa Community Association

“I appreciate your giving us the opportunity to participate in the Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. It has been a wonderful chance to work with organizations we don't typically think of when smoke is in the air.”
Darron Williams, Bureau of Indian Affairs