Ten organizations receive grant funding in support

of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 4, 2024


March 27, 2024 – Yesterday at the Wildland-Urban Interface Conference in Reno, NV, the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) and State Farm® announced that 10 organizations will each receive $10,000 in grant funding in support of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (Preparedness Day) on Saturday, May 4, 2024. The selected organizations received the funding to help support and enhance their planned projects and community outreach for this year’s Preparedness Day campaign.

Following are the 2024 Preparedness Day funding recipients:  

  • Hawaii Wildfire Mitigation Organization (HI)
  • Chestatee Chattahoochee RC&D Council (GA)
  • Idaho Firewise (ID)
  • Forest Stewards Guild, Southwest Region (NM)
  • Team Rubicon (National)
  • Seigler Springs Community Redevelopment Association (CA)
  • Fire Adapted Colorado (CO)
  • Blue Ridge Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. (NC)
  • Wildfire Adapted Partnership (CO)
  • Coalitions and Collaboratives (CO)

“It was an honor to award and recognize these organizations on behalf of NFPA and State Farm,” said Michele Steinberg, NFPA wildfire division director. “Each has demonstrated an ongoing dedication to wildfire mitigation, and I’m genuinely excited to watch their project plans come together in the weeks ahead. I’m confident that their efforts will make measurable differences in the communities they serve.”

Now entering its 10th year, Wildfire Community Preparedness Day encourages individuals and organizations to come together on a single day to proactively reduce wildfire risks. Typical activities might include simple, low-cost home improvement projects such as clearing dead leaves, debris, and pine needles from roofs and gutters; keeping lawns and native grasses mowed to a height of four inches; or removing anything stored underneath decks or porches that could burn.

With nearly six weeks to go, individuals and organizations still have plenty of time to get involved in Preparedness Day. The free Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Toolkit provides all the resources and information needed to plan and implement projects that can help make their homes and communities safer from wildfire.

In addition, a Facebook Live event will be hosted on April 4 at 4 p.m. ET, which will provide guidance and support for groups and individuals planning to participate in the campaign. Hosted by Michele Steinberg, the event will feature special guests Nani Barretto, co-executive director of Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization, and Guy Gifford, assistant division manager for Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Each will discuss their organizations’ histories with Preparedness Day and how it has impacted their communities. To register for the event, visit

For more information about Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, visit

For this release and other announcements about NFPA initiatives, research, and resources, please visit the NFPA press room.

About the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)

Founded in 1896, NFPA® is a global, self-funded, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information, visit All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at

About State Farm®

The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and approximately 58,000 employees serve approximately 83 million policies and accounts – approximately 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and approximately 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2019 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit


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