NFPA and State Farm Announce Winners of Wildfire Preparedness Day Project Contest
April 7, 2014
Funds to support community wildfire risk reduction projects during May 3 event
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm have announced the winners of the Wildfire Preparedness Day Neighborhood Project Award Contest. A total of 20 projects were selected from more than 80 entries that spanned 25 states.
The contest, in conjunction with NFPA’s first national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day event on May 3, 2014, was created to help raise wildfire awareness, promote collaboration, and bring neighbors together to work on projects that can help protect homes, neighborhoods, and entire communities from future wildfire risk or current post-fire impacts.
As a co-sponsor of Preparedness Day, State Farm, with its long history of proactive wildfire safety education to its policyholders in high-risk regions, will provide monetary awards of $500 each to help fund these winning community projects.
View the list of winning project communities here.
Wildland fires are a serious threat to lives and property. The National Association of State Foresters cites more than 72,000 U.S. communities are now at risk from wildfire. The combination of drought, mild temperatures, high winds, and an excess of dried vegetation in forests and grasslands has made fire seasons progressively worse over the past 50 years.
Learn what you can do to participate in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day and help make your community fire adapted with resources from the Wildland Fire Assessment Program. For more information about National Wildfire Preparedness Day, visit www.wildfireprepday.org.
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About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.