National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day


What will you accomplish on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day? use our project resources, including template press releases, project ideas and more, to help you with your project. Be sure to put your project on the map! Do you have questions? Contact us.

And, don't forget to vote for your favorite project.


Apply for a grant

You and your community can apply online for a $500 grant to work on a wildfire project that can help make your community safer. Deadline is March 3.

Apply now!

Project resources

Promote your 2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day activities! Use these tools and resources to make outreach fast and easy.

  • Best practices for your project grant application
    We are accepting applications now. Take steps to develop an outstanding work plan (PDF) 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. And, 
  • 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.
  • 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! If you’re a recognized Firewise community, projects may serve as, or supplement, the annual Firewise Day event required for renewals.
  • News release
    Use this news release template (PDF) to announce your community is participating in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.
  • Logo

    The Wildfire Community Preparedness Day logo can be used to promote local campaign efforts. Download the logo (jpg).
  • Social media

    Use the hashtag #WildfirePrepDay and share your project on Twitter. Promote involvement in your community by using these 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.


Success stories

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

A worthwhile effort

"Without that NFPA grant sponsored by State Farm, we would never have attempted a Drake Wildfire Preparedness picnic for our community. I am proud of the amount of planning and organization that went into it, how various community members stepped up to help, and the participation of representatives of key agencies for our area ... Neighbors met neighbors for the first time, and the most important takeaway for me is that we CAN accomplish this sort of thing in our spread-out community."

Laura Emerson
Drake, CO