Montana celebrates Wildfire Awareness Week

Blog Post created by cathyprudhomme Employee on Jun 5, 2013

MT Collage - June 2013 Snippet version
Photo top left - Governor Steve Bullock, bottom left - Governor Bullock with Charles Gray, lower right - participants in front of the Capitol.

Montana Governor Steve Bullock joined Fire Safe MT, Keep MT Green and the Governor’s Office of Community Service in kicking off the state’s Wildfire Awareness Week (June 3 -9) at the State Capitol.

This year’s campaign theme: Be Aware. Prepare. Do. encourages homeowners to take simple steps to minimize the impacts of wildland fire.  During Wildfire Awareness Week organizations and agencies throughout the state are hosting events and activities to raise awareness about wildland fire safety, preparedness, mitigation and prevention. Events include the Keep Montana Green student poster contest  - the winning poster’s theme was:  Don’t be too late – Mitigate; and the Fire Safe MT Wildfire Awareness Awards.

The Governor’s Office of Community Service is currently providing up to $2,000 per project to help support wildland fire preparedness training, events, and one-time community based wildfire preparedness projects.