Wildfire safety outreach materials

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.

Outreach materials from the U.S. Fire Administration

Help increase awareness about the risk of wildfires in your community with these messages and free materials.

Free handouts

Wildfires: Protect Yourself and Your Community PDF ~3.5 MB

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This double-sided one-page flyer contains safety tips for protecting homes from wildfires. A space is provided for you to easily include your organization's logo. Tips include:

Personal responsibility

  • Create an emergency bag of personal items that you will need if you are asked to leave your home.
  • Leave your home when asked to do so.
  • Make and frequently practice a family evacuation plan that includes meeting locations, a communication plan and pet accommodations.
  • Clean your roof, gutters and deck of dead leaves and pine needles often.
  • Use building and yard materials that won’t burn easily.
  • Keep an area up to 200 feet around your home lean, clean and green.

Community preparedness

  • Follow evacuation instructions from your local emergency officials.
  • Practice two ways out of your neighborhood; you will be more prepared if roads are blocked.
  • Hold community meetings and work with neighbors to prepare the neighborhood for wildfires.
  • Make sure driveways and house numbers are clearly marked and can be seen from the road.
  • Meet with your local fire department. Find out how department personnel can help you prepare for wildfires.

Protect Your Home and Community from Wildfire PDF ~700 KB

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protect your home and community from wildfire

This flyer provides tips to help homeowners prepare for the wildfire season. Customize this handout with your organization’s logo.

Wildfire Evacuation

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wildfire evacuation

This flyer provides tips for homeowners to follow when evacuating from a wildfire. Customize this handout with your organization’s logo.

Social media messages

Copy and paste these messages to your social media accounts and ask your followers to share.

Twitter

People start most wildfires. Find out how you can promote and practice #wildfire safety at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/wildfire.html
Why do some homes survive a #wildfire while others don't? The owners were prepared! Prepare now at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/wildfire.html

Facebook

People start most wildfires. Find out how you can promote and practice wildfire safety in your community with our free outreach materials at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/wildfire.html

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Stock photography

Use our free high-resolution photos to customize your materials and help spread the word in your community about wildland fire safety.

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Fire Prevention and Public Education Exchange

The Exchange serves as a centralized location for national, state and local fire prevention and life safety practices and public education materials that organizations may wish to share with other communities. Visit the Exchange.

Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) toolkit

This collection of recommended resources will help your fire department prepare for, and respond to, WUI fires. Included are outreach materials, training courses, assessment tools, and links to the latest WUI research studies.

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Outreach materials from other organizations

The U.S. Fire Administration recommends the following organizations as trusted and reliable sources for free outreach materials you can use to help increase awareness about the risk of wildfires in your community.

More information on wildfires