Monday, November 16, 2015

$100 Amazon Fire Safety Giveaway - ends 11/19!

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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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  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

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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.


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22 comments:

  1. For wild fire prevention: don;t leave fires unattended at camp sites, don't through cigarettes out your car window, trim back trees close to your house, have an exit plan, just in case.

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  2. Wind can get a fire out of control in seconds. Only have a fire large enough for your basic needs.

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  3. I live in Georgia so I haven't been victim or no anyone who's been victim to a wildfire before. Sounds very scary though!

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  4. don't start forest fires!

    That's the best I got...

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  5. Don't mess around with any lighters, lighter fluid, cigarettes, matches, etc... forest fires do happen and if you're smart you can prevent them.

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  6. Growing up near Yellowstone, definitely. My best advice is to always wet down your fire when you put it out. Sparks can fly and travel so easily.

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  7. Never leave a fire unintended and always have a bucket of water at the ready!

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  8. The big thing in our area is to put out campfires completely. We have also had some forest fires start from cigarettes.

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  9. I live far from wildfire locations but I would say don't leave your fire lit where it can catch other things on fire.

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  10. My tip, never park any type of vehicle on dry vegetation, the heat from the exhaust can cause it to ignite. I do not know anyone who has been affected by wildfire :)

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  11. We go camping a lot and also have a fire pit in our yard, which abuts a forest. My husband is also a former fire fighter. My tip is to make sure you always clear the area and keep the fire away from overhanging branches. Avoid fires on windy days, and always fully extinguish all fires before walking away for the night.

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  12. Be most careful during hot, dry and windy conditions. Always keep your fire under control, attended and have plenty of water nearby.

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  13. Don't throw cigarette butts out your car window!

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  14. You shouldnt match three sparklers at the same time because it will go too hot

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  15. I taught a safety unit to 1st and 2nd grade students last quarter and we learned to put out campfires with a bucket of water and stir the ash/dirt/etc around with a shovel to make sure it is completely out

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  16. Make sure the fire is completely out when you leave a campfire ~ cover it with dirt. :)
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  17. Don't mess around with any lighters, lighter fluid, cigarettes, matches, etc... forest fires do happen and if you're smart you can prevent them.

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  18. Have no had to deal and don't know anyone that has had an issue with wildfires.

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  19. We haven't had any issues. But we make sure not to keep brush in our back yard.

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  20. Make sure if you have a camp fire that it is all the way out before you leave the camp site.

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  21. It always irks me when I see people toss lit cigarettes out the window. They can easily catch grass/brush on fire.

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