Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, May 4, 2024
W ildfire Community Preparedness Day is a national campaign that encourages citizens to take actions that increase their home, neighbourhood and community’s resilience to wildfire.
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is always observed on the first Saturday in May. In 2024, it will take place on Saturday, May 4. Residents of all ages all over the country are encouraged to come together at any time from May to October to host events and work on projects that raise awareness of wildfire risk and increase their resilience to it.
Groups can also apply for a $500 award to fund their Prep Day events. FireSmart™ Canada, in collaboration with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), and The Co-operators supports this annual event by offering the $500 award. This year, FireSmart Canada awarded more recipients than ever before. In 2023, 230 neighbourhoods in 10 provinces and two territories received an award, compared to 162 neighbourhoods in 2022.
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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day began in the United States and was developed by the National Fire Protection Association®.