By NFPA's Cathy Prudhomme
Participating in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (May 2) and America’s PrepareAthon (April 30) helps communities and individuals prepare before wildfires happen. By cross-promoting the two campaigns NFPA and FEMA are able to maximize the number of stakeholders that can share the information and emphasize the importance of mitigation, communication and evacuation preparedness actions.
Join the effort by sharing these tips with neighbors, family members and friends:
- Take Action: Conduct a drill, exercise or other preparedness activity that will help your family or community become more prepared. Performing simple wildfire mitigation activities on your property, creating a family communication plan or going through evacuation routes are great ways to practice wildfire preparedness.
- Be Counted: Register your 2015 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day trainings, drills, exercises, workshops, community discussions, and other preparedness activities on the America’s PrepareAthon! website and add your efforts to the Put Your Project on the Map feature.
- Spread the Word: Show your support for these two grassroots campaigns and your commitment to wildfire preparedness. Spread the word within your community and take advantage of the wildfire preparedness logos, web banners, digital invitations, posters, and how-to guides available through the America’s PrepareAthon! website and WildfirePrepDay.org.
Be Smart. Take Part. Prepare for wildfire safety. Participate in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day and show your support for America’s PrepareAthon!