Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
Get ready to be a part of something big! National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day will mark its fifth anniversary in 2018.
Commit a couple of hours, or the entire day, and watch as your actions positively contribute to reducing your community’s wildfire risk. Challenge your friends, your family, relatives, faith-based group or youth organization to develop a project and join others throughout the nation in making big changes. Your efforts will help raise wildfire awareness, promote collaboration and bring neighbors together to work on projects that can help protect homes, neighborhoods and entire communities from future wildfire risk or current post-fire impacts.
We want to hear from you!
Apply for an award
Until March 2, you can apply for a $500 award to work on a community wildfire hazard mitigation project.
Put your project on the map
Let us know about your project by filling out our form. Your project will appear on the map.
More about the award
- See some best practices that will help you create an effective proposal for your application, and see the official rules.
- Solicit support by encouraging friends, family and neighbors to VOTE for your project.
- Best practices for your project grant application
Applications will be accepted starting on January 8. Take steps to develop an outstanding work plan 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- News release
Use this news release template (DOCX) to announce your community is participating in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.
- Social media
Use the hashtag #WildfirePrepDay and share your project on Twitter. Promote involvement in your community by using pre-written Twitter and Facebook posts (coming soon) on your social media pages.
- Web/E-mail banners
Add the Wildfire Community Preparedness web banner to your site or event’s landing page.