May 3, 2014 is Wildland Community Preparedness Day

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Join communities throughout the U.S. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 for the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) first national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (WCPD)!

Wildfires continue to surge throughout communities in the wildland-urban interface (WUI). Fire Corps and Fire Adapted Communities are encouraging departments and Fire Corps teams to be proactive in mitigating the risks of wildfire by participating in the inaugural WCPD.

Not sure how your department can participate? Click here for WCPD resources specifically created for fire and emergency service departments by the National Volunteer Fire Council.

Commit a couple of hours or the entire day on May 3 to wildland fire prevention and mitigation activities, and watch as your actions positively contribute to reducing your community’s wildfire risk. Challenge your department to develop a project and join others throughout the nation in making big changes. Your efforts will help raise wildfire awareness, promote collaboration, and bring neighbors together to help protect homes, neighborhoods, and entire communities from future wildfire risk or current post-fire impacts.

Learn more about WCPD at http://fireadapted.org/.

Learn more about the NVFC’s Wildland Fire Assessment Program at www.nvfc.org/programs/wildland-fire-assessment-program.

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