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.
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.
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.
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."