Fire Safety Awareness with Smokey the Bear ~ $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

We are shar­ing this post as part of a Blog­gin’ Mamas Social Good Cam­paign, and were not com­pen­sated for doing so.

Fire Safety Awareness with Smokey the Bear $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

 

Blog­gin’ Mamas is spon­sor­ing this give­away in sup­port of the Ad Coun­cil, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters and sharing the importance of preventing wildfires.

Get Your Smokey Mask!

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.

 

#FirePreventionWeek on the StreetHow many of these can you get right? Let me know and maybe you’ll get a #SmokeyBearHug.

Posted by Smokey Bear on Thursday, October 8, 2015

 

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 Stay Safe

Take The Pledge

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

And Now for the Giveaway!

One Win­ner will Win a $100 Ama­zon Giftcard!

Give­away begins Novem­ber 5th, 2015 at 5pm EST and ends Novem­ber 19th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.
Open to US res­i­dents age 18 and older.
Win­ner will be selected by Random.org and be noti­fied by email.
See Give­away Tools wid­get below for full terms & conditions.

 
Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is host­ing this give­away and coor­di­nat­ing prize ful­fill­ment. Ele­ment Asso­ciates, The Ad Coun­cil and the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters are in no way respon­si­ble for the give­away, and only pro­vided the above con­tent to be dis­trib­uted in the form of a PSA.

 





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Comments

  1. I have not know anyone directly involved in a forest fir, but I always make sure we does the flames when camping. And the Hubby has to stay up to double check its all out for a little bit longer 🙂

  2. Shauntea Crutcher says

    Always be careful when dealing with fire and be aware of your surroundings.

  3. I would say don’t litter and always make sure cigarette butts are out.

  4. Elizabeth H.
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    Don’t play with matches!!

  5. Dana Matthews
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    I don’t know anyone that has been affected personally by wildfires. I’m afraid of fire, so I stay away from it. I do know that being aware of your surroundings is very important when starting a fire of any kind. If it’s dry and dusty outside, it’s best not to even light one.

  6. Don’t set off fireworks during a drought condition.
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  7. gretchen luper says

    don’t throw cigarettes out the window.

  8. I have friends who live in areas that have been affected it the past. Such a scary thing. Always be aware of conditions and never throw out cigarette butts or anything that could make a spark

  9. I do not know anyone who has been affected by a wildfire. But my family and friends spend a lot of time in the woods and we are always careful about everything so that there will be no fire started.

  10. Nicole Carter (Weasley) says

    One tip I have is to always make sure your campfire is completely out before you leave! I have not thankfully known anyone who has been effected by a forest fire.

  11. Perhaps people don’t know that throwing a lit cigarette butt out the window can be the cause of fires…and not just in the United States! Please be careful, and put out cigarettes in your car (and keep the butts there).

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