May is Wildfire Awareness Month

Wildfire Awareness Month is a multi-state campaign to encourage individuals and communities to prepare for wildfire season and prevent human caused fires.  In Montana, this campaign is supported by the Dept. of Natural Resources and Conservation, FireSafe Montana, and ReadyMontana.

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There are several ways to get involved throughout the month.  May 7th is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.  Preparedness events will be happening nationwide.  If you'd like to host your own community event, project ideas are available on the website.

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To get involved in other events happening this spring, check out the calendar of statewide events:

  • April 29th, Libby, Fire Adapted Communities Workshop, 5 PM - 9 PM, Libby Memorial Center, (click here to view poster) www.lcfiresafe.com
  • May 7, Seeley Lake, Community Preparedness Day, 11 AM - 3 PM, free BBQ, Seeley Lake Fire Hall, (click here to view poster) www.seeleyfire.org
  • May 7, Whitefish, Community Preparedness Event 
  • May 7, Helena, Wildfire Preparedness Day, Albertsons North, all day (click here to view poster)
  • May 10th, Lewistown, Central Montana Wildfire Education Day, K-4th grade
  • May 10-11,  River Honoring, Confederated Salish Kootenia Tribe, near Ronan
  • May 12, Frenchtown, Home Assessment Training
  • May 21, Gallatin Gateway, Wildfire Awareness Pancake Breakfast, 7-11 AM, Smokey will be making appearances throughout the morning, Gallatin Gateway Rural Fire Dept.; Visit http://ggrfd.org/  or  https://www.facebook.com/Gallatin-Gateway-Fire-Department-275560972541056/ for more info
  • May 24, Kallispell, Flathead FireSafe Council Open House
  • June 1, Utica, Judith Basin County Community Wildfire Education Meeting
  • June 11, Libby, Firefighter Challenge
  • June 15, Bozeman, Wildfire Expo, inter-agency effort with private sector (Payne West, Buffalo Restoration)
  • June 18, Helena, 1/3 Miles to Safety Staff Ride, Tri-County Working Group and FireSafe MT
  • June 22-28, Fort Peck, Pines area, Community Mitigation and Education
  • July 13, Northfork of Flathead Firewise Community event

For more information and to download resources, visit:  www.keepgreen.org

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