Wildfire Community Preparedness Day: Inspiration in the Time of Coronavirus

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on May 1, 2020

Resilience docTomorrow, May 2, marks the 7th annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day celebrated in the U.S. and Canada, but 2020’s observance of the day will be quite different than in years past. Due to important safety precautions to limit the spread of the deadly coronavirus, group activities are off-limits to most of us right now.


Happily, many staunch and dedicated wildfire safety advocates – neighborhood groups, Fire Safe Councils, state forestry agencies, state fire marshals, and more – have come up with creative ways to inform and educate residents on what they can do right now, at home, to reduce wildfire risks.


A quick search around the internet reveals recommendations, tools, virtual meetings, and more, all the way from Florida to the Canadian Yukon. Whether you choose to engage on May 2 or spread the Prep Day love out across the summer and fall, here are some great ideas from across North America to inspire you and to help keep wildfire safety top of mind:



Got more ideas and inspiration? Let us know in the comments below, or share on NFPA's Firewise Facebook Page or on Twitter by tagging @Firewise and using #wildfireprepday in your post.