Have you ever felt like you just don’t know how to get started, improving the wildfire safety of your community? You know that you need to do something, but just don’t know how to begin taking action that will make a difference when you are just one person or neighborhood.
Get started by getting involved on May 5th, in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, a nationwide effort. All you have to do is commit a few hours and connect with some neighbors to take action, working on a project that will help make you safer.
NFPA has made it easy for you to get started. Need a flyer? On the Wildfire Prep page we have a free resource, a fillable flyer you can customize with information about your project time and location and even add your own logo to. Simply print it up and post around your community to invite others to participate. You can also map your project on the Wildfire Prep Day map page so other volunteers can see what you are doing, and learn how they can help. Want to connect with your local paper, radio station, or television station? NFPA has created a free press release template you can use as a guide to get the word out about what you are doing.
If social media is your thing, there is a free downloadable web banner you can use on your webpage or on social media posts. We make it even easier by providing sample posts. Connect on the Firewise USA® Facebook page and give yourself a shout out for being a part of making a positive difference in your community.
Local elected officials can now download a new resource, a fillable PDF proclamation. You can add your city or town seal and endorse positive actions taken by residents to improve their wildfire safety.
Finally if you just have to get something more, to promote your efforts, NFPA has listened to you and created for purchase a beautiful banner to hang over your fire department or community center, stickers to put on certificates or give to participants and a digital decal that can be used to print an unlimited amount of beautiful t-shirts.
Get involved and become a part of making where you live safer in the event of a wildfire. Need or want something we don’t have? Let us know. NFPA wants to support your efforts. It is so easy to get involved. Finally, tell us your story about how you are going to make a difference.