Successful communities grow awareness of their Wildfire Community Preparedness Day activities with local media attention  

Blog Post created by faithberry Employee on Apr 19, 2017

Success stories have been shared with NFPA by the communities who are participating in this year’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.  Some communities are doing an incredible job of getting the word out about their participation on this important day of awareness and action, May 6, 2017.  Their stories celebrate the enthusiasm of their cooperative efforts to keep their communities safer in the event of a wildfire.


In Hawaii, a muti-agency effort, which includes two dozen state, county and federal agencies and the  Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization are promoting a Wildfire Prep Day photo contest on Linkedin, and on Facebook.  A photo contest is being held with prizes being awarded including a hydrofoil surfing fin.  The celebration will occur on May 6, in Hale, Hawaii from 9 am to 4 pm Aleutian Time Zone.


In Woodland Park, Colorado, the local paper the Pikes Peak Courier, reported about a Preparedness Day seminar about defensible space that is being hosted.  The event details shared about how neighbors are cooperating to make changes that will lessen their risk of loss.


In Descanso, California, the Descanso Emergency Planning Group and Descanso Fire Safe Council have created a flyer that has been shared through their email tree about celebrating Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 6, with a preparedness workshop for people and their pets to get ready before a wildfire occurs.


We would like to hear about how you are promoting your Wildfire Community Preparedness Day activities.  Be a part of the solution to lessen your community’s risk of loss and tell others in your community how they can participate.  NFPA has provided a press release template on the Wildfire Community Preparedness Day website to help you get started.