Topic: Communications / Outreach Type: Meeting / Event

National Wildfire Preparedness Day is May 2, 2015

Authors: Wendy Fulks

Aspen Hill, Colorado project

In 2014 Aspen Hill, Colorado neighbors worked together to promote community safety by adding signage.

Yesterday the National Fire Protection Administration (NFPA) announced that the next National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day will take place May 2. NFPA is partnering with State Farm and the Fire Adapted Communities program again this year to encourage homeowners and communities to reduce their wildfire risk.

According to a press release issued yesterday, “projects on May 2 can range from a short time commitment up to an entire day and can be undertaken by individuals, families or groups. Potential projects include hosting a chipping day, distributing wildfire safety information to neighbors, organizing brush clean up and more. Residents of all ages are invited to participate in the effort. A list of project ideas is available at www.nfpa.org/wildfirepreparednessday.”

A number of FAC Learning Network “hub organizations” hosted events during last year’s inaugural National Wildfire Preparedness Day (see related post). In 2015 we expect at least seven hubs to participate.

Michelle Medley-Daniel compiled some tips for local FAC leaders who are interested in planning their own event. A “save the date” postcard is available from NFPA’s National Wildfire Preparedness Day web page.

Please comment below and tell us what you have planned for next year’s Wildfire Preparedness Day. What types of projects have the most impact in your community?

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