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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2021

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The actions you take on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day can make a difference in the survival of your home and neighbourhood if a wildfire occurs.

Participating in this annual event can create a sense of neighbourhood.  Talk with your family, neighbours, and neighbourhood partners to create your own unique project!

Gather neighbours, friends and family members who want to participate in a project.  Check with neighbourhood groups for ideas and participants.

Pick a time and location for your event – Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is recognized nationally on Saturday, May 1, but local events can be held through Oct. 31.

Promote your event with flyers and announcements on social media, and invite others in your neighbourhood to participate.

Get help paying for your neighbourhood’s project by applying for $500 from FireSmart Canada and its partners.

Don’t forget to take photos and video.  Post your photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Use the hashtags #WildfirePrepDay and #IamFireSmart

Projects that reduce wildfire risk and increase preparedness can be accomplished by people of all ages with a variety of time commitments.

Thank you to our partners The Co-operators, National Fire Protection Association and the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction for making Wildfire Community Preparedness Day possible.

Below please find documents to help you start planning!

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day began in the United States and was developed by the National Fire Protection Association®.  FireSmart Canada and our partners continue to work with NFPA and FireWise USA on neighbourhood engagement and research.

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Applications for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2021 are available Nov. 2, 2020 - Jan. 15, 2021.

FireSmart Canada and its partners will announce successful applicants publicly on Saturday, May 1, 2021.  Recipients will be notified well in advance.

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