As the buzz grows about the first national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, I can easily envision the creative wheels busily turning at fire departments, forestry agencies and Firewise Communities everywhere, as they start planning inspiring activities for their May 3, 2014 events.
We constantly learn about innovative ideas being implemented to engage residents in reducing their wildfire risk, and I’m positive we’ll be awed this spring when success stories are told and retold about community accomplishments, and the resulting social capital.
Join NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division and guests from the 2013 pilot event in Colorado, as we share highlights of the sixteen projects accomplished last year by more than 600 volunteers; and hear what the Texas A & M Forest Service has planned in their state for their inaugural campaign. Discover how your community can apply for a $500 neighborhood project funding award to implement a project that reduces the risk of wildfire, the impact(s) of a recent wildfire, or advances preparedness efforts at the local level.
Invest 45 minutes on Tuesday, February 25 at 10am MST and discover what can be achieved on May 3 in your community! Here’s the adobeconnect link, add it to your calendar now, and join others throughout the nation making their communities a safer place. Visit www.WildfirePrepDay.org for more information.