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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

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Wildfires across the United States have taken more than 100 lives and cost more than $25 billion dollars in property losses in just the last two years. That’s why it’s so important to take steps to improve the wildfire safety of your home and community. 

Thank you for participating in a wildfire safety project. We hope that you continue your journey towards wildfire preparedness. We want to hear what you accomplished at #WildfirePrepDay or on Facebook

Encourage local participation!

You can help promote wildfire safety by encouraging residents to work together on a project or event. Participation helps create a sense of community, where neighbors begin to look out for each other. Continued efforts and collaboration on project work with partners throughout the year on wildfire safety efforts can also help strengthen relationships between residents and the local fire department, land management agencies, community leaders, and elected officials. See a list of possible projects.

Share your success and continue your efforts

We have the tools to get you and your community off and running with your own project for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day:

Wildfire Community Preparedness Toolkit


2019 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day fact sheet

   
Congratulations to the award winners!
Sponsored by State Farm

Funding awards were made possible with generous donations from State Farm. Award funding is used for wildfire safety projects. See the list of winners.

Do you have questions or comments? Contact us.

 


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


A worthwhile effort

"We had a very busy May 6 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

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