National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
TOGETHER WE ARE PREPARED
Accomplish something great and organize neighbours, friends or a community group and participate in a project that reduces your wildfire risk.
Commit a couple of hours, or the entire day and join others throughout the nation making communities a safer place to live on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Challenge your neighbourhood, friends, family members, co-workers, community service group, youth organization, club or any eligible group to create a project and accomplish something great together! (click here to see the Official Rules for eligibility)
Efforts will raise community wildfire awareness, help protect homes and help neighbourhoods and entire communities work towards becoming FireSmart
In collaboration with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), and The Co-operators, FireSmart Canada is pleased to present the first ever National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 2, 2015.
During Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, communities across Canada are encouraged to participate in local mitigation projects to help reduce the risk of wildfire damage to their homes and neighbourhoods.
APPLY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $500 FOR YOUR GROUP NEIGHBOURHOOD OR COMMUNITY!
Up to twenty $500 project funding awards available to implement neighbourhood projects. Apply February 9 – March 20, 2015.
GET NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR YOUR EFFORTS!
One community project will be chosen as the focus for national media launch on May 2!
Is your community working towards to becoming nationally recognized through the FireSmart Canada Community Recognition Program? Use this day as your FireSmart Day and enter to win $500 for use towards it! Visit www.firesmartcanada.ca/firesmart-communities, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the FireSmart Canada Community Recognition Program
HERE'S HOW TO APPLY:
2. Come up with a great project idea! Click Here for Project Ideas and Safety Tips!
3. Complete the Project Application Form Click Here to Access the Online Application Form. Answer all of the required questions (red asterisks). Provide a short overview of the project that you plan to undertake on the Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, Saturday, May 2, 2015. Make sure you describe the activity’s benefits, who the participants will be, the city and province or territory where it will occur and details on how the project funding will be used on May 2. APPLY BEFORE 11:59 PM Mountain Time (MT), March 20, 2015.
4. Encourage friends, family and neighbours to demonstrate support for their favourite project idea by "liking" it on the FireSmart Canada Facebook page.
5. Project funding applications can be submitted beginning Monday February 9, 2015, through Friday, March 20, 11:59pm MT. A panel will review applications and select up to 20 project award recipients. Winners will be announced Monday, March 31, 2015.