Get ready to be a part of something big! National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day will mark its fifth anniversary in 2018.
Commit a couple of hours, or the entire day, and watch as your actions positively contribute to reducing your community’s wildfire risk. Challenge your friends, your family, relatives, faith-based group or youth organization to develop a project and join others throughout the nation in making big changes. Your efforts will help raise wildfire awareness, promote collaboration and bring neighbors together to work on projects that can help protect homes, neighborhoods and entire communities from future wildfire risk or current post-fire impacts.
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.
- Best practices for your project grant application
Applications will be accepted starting on January 8. Take steps to develop an outstanding work plan for a project that can make your project more successful and create a grant request that clearly outlines the outstanding project you and your community want to complete.
- Customizable flyer
The Preparedness Day customizable flyer (DOCX) provides an opportunity to add local event information. Download the flyer, fill in your project details and start distributing today!
- Safety tips and safety gear
Before starting a project, it’s important to review our safety tips and safety gear (PDF). Each participant needs to be familiar with the information. Always leave power equipment tasks to trained adults.
- News release
Use this news release template (DOCX) to announce your community is participating in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.
- Social media
Use the hashtag #WildfirePrepDay and share your project on Twitter. Promote involvement in your community by using pre-written Twitter and Facebook posts on your social media pages.
- Web/E-mail banners
Add the Wildfire Community Preparedness web banner to your site or event’s landing page.
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
Do you have questions or comments? Contact us.