Take the lead in helping your community reduce the risks of wildfire by planning a wildfire safety project for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 5, 2018. And to help make your project a success, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is partnering with State Farm to provide up to 150 project awards of $500 each. Projects can take a few hours or last all day.
- Rake and remove pine needles and dry leaves from a home's foundation.
- Collect and dispose of downed tree limbs and broken branches.
- Staff a table at a grocery or other high-traffic location to distribute wildfire safety information to neighbors.
- Help elderly neighbors have the information on hand that will enable emergency resources to reach them in the event of a fire.
To learn more, visit http://ymiclassroom.com/lesson-plans/wcpd/. There you will find links to more project ideas and past success stories, tips for preparing your grant application, and tools for promoting your Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project. But hurry! The deadline for submitting your grant application is March 2, 2018.