Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week – April 7-13, 2019

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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, April 7-13, 2019. This year’s theme is “Prevention today for protection tomorrow.” 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 attached for your reference. Some daily themes are also attached 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 Saturday, May 4, 2019. Learn more at

You can order many free Firewise USA™ outreach materials (including brochures, posters, and DVDs) from  Please order in advance to allow time for delivery.  A variety of wildfire prevention materials are also available for local, state, tribal and federal partners to purchase from

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

2019 SW Wildfire Awareness Week Toolkit (PDF)

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