Throughout the U.S., more than 200 projects were completed on Saturday, May 7 during national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. A desire to reduce wildfire’s impacts was embraced by thousands of individuals as they increased preparedness, reduced risk and raised awareness where they live and play. Activities had residents, fire and forestry professionals and even cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy working to prepare individual homes, neighborhoods and community assets from future wildfire risks and recent post-fire impacts. This year's most unique effort included a project at America’s only mountain zoo, where more than 700 animals reside in a wildland/urban interface.
Take a few minutes to view photos, video and details on these amazing accomplishments and you’ll be impressed and inspired by the magnitude of what can happen in a single day. Additional pictures will be added as they’re received and the photo album will soon be bulging with great success stories. Give it a look and start planning what you’ll accomplish during next year’s annual event on Saturday, May 6, 2017.