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National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

First Saturday in May each year

Join individuals and groups of all ages on May 7, 2016 and participate in national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day activities that will make your community safer from the impacts of future and past wildfires.

How do I start?

Easy-to-do project ideas (PDF, 4 MB) are available to get you started in planning your activity, or customize one to meet your local area’s needs. Your actions will contribute to increasing the safety of both residents and wildland firefighters. Commit a couple of hours or an entire day to helping your community and accomplish something great! Before starting a project, review these safety tips/safety gear. (PDF, 25 KB)

Apply to get funding for your project
Funding for 125 projects in the amount of $500 each has been generously provided by State Farm to cover expenses related to individual grassroots efforts. To be considered for a funding award, apply by February 28, 2016. Include a brief description of the project you or your group will complete on May 7, tell us who will be participating and how the $500 will be utilized in implementing the activity. Get family and friends to vote for your project as a way to demonstrate local support for what you’re doing.

Activities can be coordinated by anyone (individuals, a small group, an entire neighborhood or a community-based organization) working to reduce wildfire risk, advance general wildfire preparedness, or minimize post-fire impacts from a recent wildfire. Read the official rules for complete details.

Once your project details are finalized put it on the nationwide map. By adding your info to the hundreds of other projects that will be taking place illustrates the magnitude of risk reduction projects occurring throughout the U.S.

Promote your activity
We have all the resources you need to promote your activity, including flyers, postcards, banners, logos and more.