Help your community prepare for wildland fires

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As a member of the fire service and a trusted member of your community, you’re uniquely positioned to help people plan for, respond to, and recover from the devastating effects of a wildland, grass or forest fire.

There are four easy ways to get started:

  1. Review our fire-adapted community guide (PDF, 772 Kb) to learn how the fire service, local officials and the public can work together for wildland fire safety.
  2. Join the Ready, Set, Go! program, managed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs. The program helps firefighters to teach people who live in high-risk wildfire areas how to prepare against fire threats.
  3. Learn about the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, which focuses on restoring and maintaining landscapes, fire-adapted communities and response to fire.
  4. Review tips for communicating about wildland fire from the National Interagency Fire Center.

National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is May 3, 2014

Join communities throughout the U.S. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) launches its first National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.

Commit a couple of hours, or the entire day, and watch as your actions positively contribute to reducing your community’s wildfire risk. Visit the NFPA's website for free resources that will help you raise wildfire awareness, promote collaboration and bring neighbors together to work on projects that can help protect communities from future wildfire risk.


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