Governors Inslee and Brown joined six other western governors declaring May as Wildfire Awareness Month.


In a proclamation, they’ve asked that all citizens, “take steps to better prepare their home and communities for wildfires and work toward becoming a fire-adapted community."


To kickoff Wildfire Awareness Month, communities are encouraged to take part in National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on Saturday, May 6 by committing a couple of hours, or the entire day, to raising wildfire awareness and working on projects that can protect homes and entire communities from the threat of fire.


To find out how you can try to keep your home safe, visit the National Fire Protection Association website and look at their tips and strategies.


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