Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week March 25-31, 2018

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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 25-31, 2018. This year’s theme is “Wildfire: It’s not a matter of if, but when. Prepare now.” The focus of the week is to promote actions that prevent human caused wildfire and 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 provided for your reference. Some daily themes are also included as examples. 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 #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek and #AZFire or #NMFire) throughout the week.

This is also a good opportunity to start planning for National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 5, 2018. Learn more at https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Campaigns/National-Wildfire-Community-Preparedness-Day.

You can order many free Firewise USA™ outreach materials (including brochures, posters, and DVDs) from https://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!

2018 Southwest Wildfire Awareness Stakeholder Toolkit (PDF)

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