It is that time of year – summer – when we have back yard barbecues, long nights by the fire pit, or go camping in the woods. Which makes it a good time to remember what Smokey Bear says: “Only you can help prevent wildfires.” It is easy to get caught up in the joy of a nice outdoor fire, but building awareness of prevention tips will ensure a safe time for all.

About the Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign:

“Created in 1944, the Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign is the longest-running public service advertising campaign in U.S. history, educating generations of Americans about their role in preventing wildfires. As one of the world’s most recognizable characters, Smokey’s image is protected by U.S. federal law and is administered by the USDA Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters and the Ad Council. Despite the campaign’s success over the years, wildfire prevention remains one of the most critical issues affecting our country. Smokey’s message is as relevant and urgent today as it was in 1944.”

Learn more about Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign and how you can help prevent wildfires here.