Friday, November 6, 2015

Fire Safety Awareness with Smoky Bear #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 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.

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.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

We have a forest practically in our back yard. It is important to make sure your camp fire is put out. Patricia

chickie717 said...

Unless you are trained do not have a camp fire.

Colleen Maurina said...

Try to always have a source of water nearby in case of a stray spark from the campfire.

Jayne said...

My tip is don't throw cigarette butts out your car window.

tracey said...

keep water near when you have a camp fire

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth miller---if you plan to build a ground based fire pit in your backyard and that backyard backs to woods, be prepared to fully extinguish it before bed. Do not leave it smoldering.

autumn grace said...

Keep the water hose handy !!!

stowelljg said...

I grew up in Southern California and one thing you learned was that if you do have a fire, never leave it unattended. Also, be aware of conditions; if it is very dry, don't light a fire. If you go camping and have a campfire, don't let it die down by itself; pour water on it to kill all of the embers.

Jennifer Haile said...

Don't light any fires if you don't know how to put the fire out completely. I don't know anyone personally who has been affected by a wildfire.

Michele said...

Our land used to be a tree farm, so there are lots of trees around us. When we first moved in, lightning started a fire about a mile away and got as close as 3 acres away (not as far as it sounds). We had to evacuate. I always wondered what I would take if I had to evacuate. I took my children and my dogs...that's it. Even left my husband and his parents.

Daily Woman (Lacey) said...

Do not burn leaves or any trash during windy days. Not I do not know anyone.

amanda hardesty said...

Put out fires from pits or camping all the way. I do not know anyone who has been in a wildfire

Daniel M said...

always extinguish your campfire fire pit whatever

Diaper Dad said...

Dont leave a smouldering fire unattended! I have seen small wildfires on the mountain we camp most at, and all have been caused by careless fire pits.

Anita said...

I haven't been camping in a really long time, but I always watched whoever was putting out the campfire to make sure that all the embers were saturated, and most times, I would pour way more water on the campfire before we'd leave. Better to put too much water than not enough.

Birdhouse Books said...

Educate yourself on how to safely put out campfires BEFORE starting them. Thankfully, I don't know anyone who has been effected by a wildfire.