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National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

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NFPA thanks State Farm for their generous support of the 2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day event on May 6!

The Day was a huge success with thousands of residents across the U.S. coming together to plan and participate in risk reduction and wildfire preparedness activities to help make their communities safer from brush, grass and forest fires.


NFPA’s Michele Steinberg talks about Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on the Christal Frost Show on WTCM NewsTalk 580 in Michigan.

Scenes from Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Community projects, clockwise from top left, in Dalton, GA; Manzanita Village, AZ; Forked River, NJ and Ranches of Sonterra Alto. See our full Preparedness Day photo album. And, remember you can still share your video and photos with us.

2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day - Dalton, GA    2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day - Manzanita Village, AZ 
 Prep Day at the Ranches of Sonterra Alto    2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day - Forked River, NJ

Mitigation personnel with Colorado Springs Fire Department spent the day working in several communities. Courtesy: Fox 21 News
Project resources

You can still promote what you did for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day! Use these tools and resources to make outreach fast and easy.

Success stories

In 2016, communities came together and accomplished incredible things with their awards. Check out their success stories.

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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