Office of the State Fire Marshal
State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy
Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
*** For Immediate Release***
May 04, 2016
Contact: Deputy State Fire Marshal Lysandra Davis
Phone: (360) 596-3929
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day: Accomplish Something Great!
The 3rd Annual NationalWildfire Community Preparedness Day(Wildfire Preparedness Day)is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2016. Commit a couple of hours or the entire day to making your community more wildfire resilient with a Wildfire Prep Day project.
Your efforts will help raise local wildfire awareness, encourage neighborhood collaboration, and bring people together to work on projects. These projects can help protect homes, neighborhoods and entire communities from future wildfire risk even or lessen current post-fire impacts.
"With more and more people living where wildfires are a real risk", it takes adequate planning and precautions to better protect life and property, says State Fire Marshal Charles Duffy. Demonstrate your commitment to wildfire preparedness by adding your May 7th project to the nationwide event map.
On May 7th, residents of all ages are invited to participate in local projects that reduce the risk of wildfire damage to their homes and increase preparedness in their neighborhoods. Prep Day projects can range from a short time commitment up to an entire day and can be undertaken by individuals, families or groups. For a list of easy-to-do project ideas and to review Prep Day safety tips, visit: www.nfpa.org/wildfirepreparednessday.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is a Bureau of the Washington State Patrol, providing fire and life safety services to the citizens
of Washington State including inspections of state licensed facilities, plan review of school construction projects, licensing of fire
sprinkler contractors and pyrotechnic operators, training Washington States firefighters, and collecting emergency response data.