Wildfire Preparedness Day of Service receives official state proclamation from Colorado Governor

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Mar 21, 2013


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NFPA's first Wildfire Preparedness Day of Service will be held on May 4th, 2013 in the state of Colorado. We recently blogged about all of the details and how to get involved, so if you missed that post, check it out to learn more. 

Now, we have received some exciting news about the pilot launch of this Day of Service. The Colorado Governor, John W. Hickenlooper, has issued an official State of Colorado Proclamation setting May 4th as the state-wide "Colorado Wildfire Preparedness Day of Service." The text of the Proclamation can be seen here:

+WHEREAS, Colorado experienced devastating wildfires during
2012; and+

+WHEREAS, residents in areas with wildfire danger can impact
the risk and severity of wildfires and reduce deaths, injuries and property
losses through their preparedness efforts; and+

+WHEREAS, a dedicated day that engages communities in
focusing on activities that create awareness, education and action have the
potential to make significant differences before, during and after a wildfire;

+WHEREAS, proactive actions from a single individual, or
neighbors working together to help someone who needs assistance with Firewise
mitigation tasks, contributes to a safer community when wildfires happen; and+

+WHEREAS, Coloradans can become local champions by committing
a couple of hours, or an entire day, in providing services that improve
defensibility and resiliency and moves them towards becoming a more fire
adapted community; and+

+WHEREAS, all residents throughout Colorado are encouraged to
participate in this day of service;+

+Therefore, I, John Hickenlooper, Governor of the State of
Colorado, do hereby proclaim May 4, 2013, as+