SARAH'S BLOG OF FUN: Help Raise Awareness For Fire Prevention Month!! #FirePreventionMonth #Ad

Friday, November 6, 2015

Help Raise Awareness For Fire Prevention Month!! #FirePreventionMonth #Ad

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was compensated for this post.**

Ben and I take our kids camping every year.  It is a ton of fun, and who doesn't love campfires and smores!!  One thing we are very adamant about is making sure that the fire is 100% put out when we are done with it.  We always drown it with water, and then watch it to make sure no sparks are left.  We listen to Smokey the Bear!!

I am reaching out to you on behalf of the Smokey Bear Get Your Smokey Mask!campaign, sponsored by the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, to ask for your support in raising awareness for Fire Prevention Month. The sad truth is that nearly 9 out of 10 wildfires are still caused by humans: 
  • In 2014 there were 7,933 wildfires caused by lightning, but 55,679 wildfires caused by human error (as reported to the National Interagency Fire Center).
  • In 2014 more than 3.5 million acres burned due to wildfires in the U.S. of those, more than 1.5 million acres burned due to human-caused wildfires.
Although most of us don’t behave this way intentionally, each year we learn of devastating wildfires caused by careless behavior which can impact millions of acres of forest and thousands of homes.

We can also be more responsible in our homes when it comes to fire safety as well. Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Only one in five home fires was reported during these hours.

How can you help support Fire Prevention Month?

Pledge to be smart when using fire outdoors so you can do your part to prevent wildfires.

Don't forget, Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires!!!

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

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