Wildfire Community Preparedness Day marked its 5th anniversary in 2018.
Communities came together to celebrate the day and work together on wildfire safety projects.We encourage communities to continue this positive momentum and work on wildfire risk reduction projects throughout the year. Check out some success stories and our photo album on Facebook - to help you create your own wildfire preparedness activities in 2018, or for next year’s national campaign.
Since the inception of National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, NFPA and State Farm have partnered together to give communities an opportunity to apply for $500 to fund their wildfire risk reduction activities. See this year's 150 winners.
It's not too late
You can still do a project in your community. To help get you started, we’ve developed more than two dozen project ideas for individuals, families and groups. With the youngest participants in mind, most can be accomplished without power tools or monetary costs. But, before starting, review our resource on safety tips and safety gear (PDF). Each participant needs to be familiar with the information.
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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