NFPA and State Farm Announce Funding Available for Wildfire Preparedness Projects

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February 20, 2020


Reducing fuel for fires around vulnerable homes. Meeting and talking with firefighters about community preparedness plans. Helping seniors with home improvement projects to resist embers. All of these activities and more are anticipated as the National Fire Protection Association <http://www.nfpa.org/> (NFPA) and State Farm(r) <http://www.statefarm.com/> announce the launch of the project funding awards application period for its seventh national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day <https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Campaigns/National-Wildfire-Community-Preparedness-Day> on Saturday, May 2, 2020, which helps communities prepare for and reduce their risk of wildfire damage.

State Farm is providing funding to NFPA for the Preparedness Day event and a portion will be awarded to 150 neighborhood wildfire risk reduction projects being implemented on Saturday, May 2. Preparedness Day gives people of all ages a chance to plan and participate in a risk reduction or wildfire preparedness activity that makes their community a safer place to live.

Project applications can be submitted through Feb. 29, 2020. Apply for an award. <https://newsroom.statefarm.com/2020-wildfire-community-prep-day-apps/>

For more information about Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, funding awards, project ideas and free resources to download, please visit https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/National-Wildfire-Community-Preparedness-Day.

Additional resources: State Farm Wildfire safety tips https://www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/safety/wildfire-safety-tips