Project Funding Available for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
Wildfires across the United States have cost more than 100 lives and more than $25 billion dollars in property losses in just the last two years. That’s why it’s so important to take steps to improve the wildfire safety of your home and community. Take the first step on your journey to wildfire preparedness by applying for project funding during Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
You can help your neighborhood create a sense of community by working together on a project that can make a difference. The National Fire Protection Association and State Farm have partnered together to give communities an opportunity to apply for $500 to fund their wildfire risk reduction activities. The deadline to apply is March 1.
Find tips on applying and the application online at https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Campaigns/National-Wildfire-Community-Preparedness-Day/Apply-for-an-award/How-to-apply
You can help promote wildfire safety by encouraging residents to work together on a project or event. Participation helps create a sense of community, where neighbors begin to look out for each other. Wildfire Community Preparedness Day projects can also help strengthen relationships between residents and the local fire department, land management agencies, community leaders, and elected officials. See a list of possible projects.
NFPA created a toolkit that provides a number of resources that are easy to download and can help you get started, from picking a project to tracking your progress and promoting your event. For additional resources and information, visit nfpa.org/wildfireprepday.