Projects that reduce wildfire risk and increase preparedness can be accomplished by a broad range of ages; and come in a variety of time commitments, with some doable in just a few hours. You might be asking - what can I do in one day to be safer from wildfire? And the answer is a lot!
To help get you started we’ve developed more than two dozen project ideas using Firewise principles that can be utilized by individuals, families and groups. With the youngest participants in mind, most can be accomplished without power tools or monetary costs.
You can invest time at your own home doing a project with family members, or organize a group to help a neighbor that needs assistance getting work completed. Wildfire safety also means making others aware, and there’s plenty of options for that too: set-up a table at a shopping center to distribute free wildfire education information, or host a garage sale and donate the proceeds to the local fire department’s wildland fire team.
Make your actions speak loudly and see how personal efforts can contribute to reducing a community’s wildfire risk. Enlist the help of friends, relatives or a youth organization and get something GREAT accomplished! Challenge a club, school athletic team or faith based group to develop a project too, and see who can make the largest impact.
When your project is completed post a short video or photos that depict your accomplishment on our
Firewise Facebook page .
What are you waiting for? Get started today and spread the word to others!