The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has announced that its theme for 2016 National Arson Awareness Week is : Prevent Wildfire Arson – Spread the Facts Not the Fire.
USFA and its partners are using the week of May 1 – 7 to focus particular attention on wildfire arson in the wildland/urban interface (WUI). USFA's theme complements other wildfire campaigns during this same week including Wildfire Awareness Week (part of FEMA's America's PrepareAthon! week) and NFPA's Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on Saturday, May 7.
Each year for National Arson Awareness Week, the USFA gathers and shares information to raise awareness on arson or youth firesetting, and provides individuals with strategies to combat these problems in their community.For instance, did you know that the leading cause of wildfires in Florida is arson? Or that 55 percent of wildfires in Kentucky are the result of arson?
This year's campaign offers a host of resources you can download and share including posters and brochures and templates.
Learn more about National Arson Awareness Week and its Prevent Wildfire Arson theme, and get information on court cases, motives, reward programs and resources on FEMA's site.
Additional information on arson, including fact sheets, statistics and reports can be found on NFPA's website.