• Talk to your teens and tweens about the National Emergency alert warning system occurring on September 20 (primary date) or October 3 (secondary date)

      As part of National Preparedness Month on September 20 (primary date) or October 3 (secondary date), FEMA will be testing the National Emergency Warning System. This warning system test will include two parts,...
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  • Will your hands fill these gloves and be a part of the wildfire safety solution?

    Photo by Faith Berry As wildfires rage across the globe, we ask ourselves what can be done to help cities, homes, people and animals be safer during these events?  The losses are heart wrenching. The pictures ar...
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  • Doing Good in a good way, helping neighboring communities with wildfire safety preparedness

    . Photo shared by Andrew Castellani   A neighborhood from Forked River New Jersey shared with us how they helped other neighbors reduce their risk of loss due to wildfires.  This Firewise USA ® site ...
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  • School is out.  Youth, are you looking for something to do that will make a difference on your summer vacation?

      If you are a middle school, high school or college student and want to do something besides sit inside and be glued to a screen.  Learn how you can make a difference in creating communities safer from wild...
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  • Having fun completing wildfire safety projects on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

      Photo shared by April Hale from Stevensville, Montana    People are telling us what they did on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.  The best part of their incredible stories is the fact th...
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  • What will you be doing May 5th? Make a difference. Participate in something big, Wildfire Community Preparedness Day!

    This Saturday we can all take action to make our communities safer from wildfire risks.  Everyone who participates is making a difference and becomes an integral part of a larger movement, where residents in wild...
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  • Raise awareness, get involved in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.  Be a part of something bigger!   

    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...
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  • Take a quiz on the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network blog to see how you can participate in Prep Day

    The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network has posted a blog with a quiz about how to choose the best Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project for your community.  This is a great way to figure out how your...
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  • Apply for Wildfire Prep Day funding to help those at greatest risk

    Did you know that there is a category of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day funding awards that you can apply for to complete a wildfire preparedness project for an individual property owner?  Wildfire Community...
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  • Opportunities for youth in the preparedness arena

    NPFA and FEMA have opportunities for youth to learn about and get involved in preparedness activities.   FEMA announced that it is seeking applicants for the Youth Preparedness Council, which brings together tee...
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  • Apply today for your share of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day funding

      Could you and your community use a little help, say $500 to jump-start your wildfire safety program where you live? There are many simple low-cost projects that you and your neighbors can work on together with...
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  • A day with benefits – Wildfire Community Preparedness Day can result in many positive outcomes

      Wildfire Community Preparedness Day what is it?  According to fire science research, individual efforts do make a difference even in the face of a wildfire.  Wildfire Community Preparedness Day May 5...
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  • Work together to create a successful Wildfire Community Preparedness Day application

    A great new post-holiday tradition can be, working together with fellow neighbors, and reaching out to potential agency, as well as local potential business partners to assess your area’s wildfire risks and crea...
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  • Prepare today to apply for a Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Award!

    If you are thinking about what activities you and your family, friends, and neighbors would like to do to improve your wildfire preparedness capabilities, consider participating in next year’s Wildfire Community...
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  • Don’t do something about me without me: practicing emergency preparedness with children

      Welcome to Week 3 of National Preparedness Month! Our friends at Ready.gov suggest that this week, it’s time to build out and practice your emergency plan. For the grown-ups,  the theme relates well ...
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  • Disaster preparedness education for children can save lives

    An article about educating children and youth in Australia, Lessons Save Lives, shared some harrowing tales about how disaster training received by children saved lives.  A few examples of how children responded ...
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  • June is National Pet Preparedness Month.  Is your pet prepared for wildfire?

    June is National Pet Preparedness Month a good opportunity for you to prepare your pets in the event of a wildfire The month of June is National Pet Preparedness Month.  This is a good time to think about gettin...
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  • Widespread drought, wind conditions fuel wildfires across Plains states, southeast

    With just the right conditions, wildfire can become a threat in areas we may not normally think about as fire-prone regions. Following on severe drought, warm temperatures and high winds in late fall of 2016 that caus...
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  • Give the gift of Safety. How to create an emergency go kit for youngsters; a lasting holiday gift.

          Have you wondered what to get a child or friend for the perfect holiday gift?  Some holiday gifts break or are used right away or even worse are exchanged for something else.  If you d...
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  • Firewise is making a difference in Pine Loch Sun at Maple Valley, Washington and Orcas Highlands at Eastsound, Washington

    Firewise community success begins with people taking Firewise © actions to reduce their risk of loss due to a wildfire.  Some communities that have been active in NFPA’s Firewise Program have over time...
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