#FirePreventionWeek $100 Ama­zon Giftcard Giveaway

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Fire Safety Awareness with Smokey Bear- $100 Amazon GC Giveaway- Ends 11-19-15. US 18+.

 

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.

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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.

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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

  • Learn how to build a SAFE campfire to prevent wildfires
    Campfire Safety
  • See how easily burning debris can start a wildfire
    Debris Burning
  • Understand how proper equipment maintenance can reduce wildfires
    Equipment Maintenance
  • Safety is not only important indoors, but also around your property and community
    Community Fire Safety
  • How to prevent and detect fires inside your home
    Home Fire Safety

Take The Pledge

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

  • Understand why some wildfires are caused by careless behavior
    It Could Be You
  • Sign up to Take the Pledge
  • National Tally

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. Sheila Owen says:

    I don’t know anyone who has been affected by wildfires. The only advice I can give is to be absolutely certain your campfires are out. And do not toss lit cigarette butts in areas where wildfires are more apt to happen.

  2. Krystal Anderson says:

    I don’t know anyone personally affected by a wild fire but I do have one piece of advice. For those who smoke and think it is ok to just toss your cigarette out the window while driving, it is not okay. When I smoked I always used an empty water bottle filled half way with water. This not only helps to prevent a wild fire it also helps to keep the smell down in your can.

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