Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 26-April 1, 2017

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The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 26-April 1, 2017. This year’s theme is “Wildfire doesn’t have to be a disaster. Little things you do now will make a big difference.” The focus of the week is to increase awareness and to promote actions that reduce the risk of wildfire to homes and communities.

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to reach out to your local community and media with wildfire prevention and preparedness information. A compilation of outreach resources is included  for your reference. Some daily themes are also included as examples, but please feel free to develop your own local messages. Please consider hosting a community event, encouraging your local media to air public service announcements (PSAs), and/or sharing messages through social media (hashtag #AZFire or #NMFire) throughout the week.

You can order many free Firewise outreach materials (including brochures, posters, DVDs, door hangers, and event bags) from http://firewise.org. Please order in advance to allow time for delivery. A variety of wildfire prevention materials are available for local, state, tribal and federal partners to purchase from http://www.symbols.gov.

Thank you for your commitment to promoting wildfire prevention and preparedness. We appreciate your support!

2017 Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week Toolkit (PDF)

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